Hockey Night In Canada Stanley Cup Playoffs 2011

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Lidstrom only getting better with age

Categories: DET vs. PHO, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes
Wings blue-liner Nicklas Lidstrom has won the Norris Trophy for the NHL’s top defenceman six times in his illustrious career. (Dave Reginek/Getty Images)
The first time Nicklas Lidstrom performed on Jonathan Ericsson's team, it was Lidstrom's video image while a young Ericsson played NHL 95 as a youngster in his native Sweden. Read more »

Coyotes need 5-on-5 success

Categories: DET vs. PHO, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes
Coyotes forward Shane Doan (19) has found things difficult while playing five-on-five against the Detroit Red Wings. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)
While the Phoenix's power-play has been the story of the series for the three goals it scored to get the team back into Game 2, and for its first-period failures in Game 1, the Coyotes are of the belief that if they are going to rally from a 2-0 deficit and come back against the Detroit Red Wings in their Western Conference quarter-final series, it's going to take better five-on-five play. Read more »

Coyotes blue-line depth tested

Categories: DET vs. PHO, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes
Ed Jovanovski, seen in Game 1 of the series for Phoenix, has battled injuries in the second half of the season. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

Already down 2-0 in their Western Conference quarter-final series against the Detroit Red Wings, as the Phoenix Coyotes returned home to prepare for Game 3 of the series Monday at Jobing.com Arena, the last thing they needed was more bad news.

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Datsyuk the 'disgusting' in Game 2

Categories: DET vs. PHO, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes
The Phoenix Coyotes have had no answer for Detrot's Pavel Datsyuk, who has five points through two games of the Western playoff series. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

For the second straight game, the Detroit Red Wings overcame themselves to beat the Phoenix Coyotes. And for the second straight game, Detroit centre Pavel Datsyuk was the star of the show.

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Players downplay Octopi fuss

Categories: DET vs. PHO, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes
Phoenix goalie Ilya Bryzgalov wonders what all the octopi fuss is about. (Paul Sakuma/Associated Press)

An eight-legged freak out was the talk of the town on the eve of Saturday night's (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 1 p.m. ET) Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Western Conference quarter-final series between the Detroit Red Wings and Phoenix Coyotes.

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Wings' Zetterberg back skating

Categories: DET vs. PHO, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes
Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg is out with a strained left knee. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
.Already ahead 1-0 in their NHL Western Conference quarter-final series against the Phoenix Coyotes, the Detroit Red Wings may have found more cause to celebrate Thursday.

Injured centre Henrik Zetterberg, out with a sprained left knee, skated briefly on his own, and afterward reported progress in his recovery. Read more »

Coyotes waste early opportunities

Categories: DET vs. PHO, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes
Phoenix players look on dejectedly with goalie Ilya Bryzgalov on the bench late in their Game 1 defeat in Detroit. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

It took them a period to locate it, but once the Detroit Red Wings found their game, the Phoenix Coyotes were no match for them.

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Wings' Modano a healthy scratch

Categories: DET vs. PHO, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes
Mike Modano is the NHL's all-time leading U.S.-born scorer with 561 goals. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
A day after strongly suggesting he'd retire at season's end, Mike Modano has been put out to pasture by the Detroit Red Wings, at least temporarily.

The NHL's all-time leading U.S.-born scorer with 561 goals and 1,374 points, Modano, 40, will be a healthy scratch Wednesday as the Wings open up their NHL Western Conference semifinal series against the Phoenix Coyotes at Joe Louis Arena (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 7 p.m. ET). Read more »

Red Wings dealing with injuries

Categories: DET vs. PHO, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes
Injuries to the Detroit Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg, left, and Niklas Kronwall will be something the team will have to deal with in their series with the Phoenix Coyotes. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)


The reviews were mixed for the Detroit Red Wings' two injured Swedes on the eve of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Defenceman Niklas Kronwall idled with an upper-body injury (believed to be a shoulder ailment) participated in his first full practice since the injury but news wasn't as promising regarding centre Henrik Zetterberg's sprained knee.
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