The Detroit Red Wings have now lost four games in a row, this time to the lowly Arizona Coyotes, 2-1 in OT. Detroit now has a record of 8-9-3 on the season.
The Coyotes came out flying against the Red Wings and forced Sam Gagne to take a tripping penalty at 3:07 of the first period. The Red Wings killed off the penalty and have now killed off 19 straight penalties. It took the Red Wings 8:41 before they has a shot on net. Dylan Larkin chased down a loose puck inside the Coyotes blueline and scored on a breakaway to make it 1-0 Red Wings. Lucas Raymond picked up the only assist. The Red Wings only won 29% of faceoffs during the period. Shots on goal during the first period were even at 8-8.
The Red Wings dominated the second period as they carried the play throughout most of the 20 minutes. Detroit went 0/2 on the PP despite having five shots on goal.
Robby Fabbri had a chance on the PP and blasted a shot off the Coyotes goaltender. Play had to be stopped because of the injury.
Michael Rasmussen and Vladislav Namestnikov hit goal posts and the Red Wings outshot the Coyotes 16-6 for the period.
The game remained 1-0 Red Wings.
Detroit seemed to sit back and let Arizona carry the play for most of the third period. Rasmussen unnecessarily iced the puck, and at 13:31 the Coyotes won an offensive faceoff and scored on a deflection to tie the game 1-1. The Coyotes outshot the Red Wings 12-10. The game goes to OT.
The Coyotes scored a goal at 0:22 of OT. The league looked at the goal because of interference on Detroit goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic but the goal stands. Coyotes win 2-1.
Next Up: Detroit has three days off then return home to host the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night. Game time at LCA is 7:30 PM ET.