The series opener was a game they'd like to forget, but instead the Coyotes will likely spend the next two days talking to reporters about what went wrong and how to fix it.
Center Andrew Ebbett hopes the experience is inspirational before Phoenix and Detroit meet again on Saturday afternoon at Joe Louis Arena (1 p.m. ET) for Game 2.
"We've got that two-day break, so we've got to sit on it for two days," Ebbett said. "Hopefully that will light a fire under a few guys here and we'll be ready for Saturday afternoon. We've been a road team all year, so we're a confident bunch in here. We feel like we let one slip away tonight."
Yeah, it was a pretty special moment for me. Today was my Dad's [55th] birthday. I have a lot of family in town, so it was a special moment for me to score my first one today. A win definitely would have capped it off, but you can't have everything.
— Sabres rookie Jack Eichel after scoring a goal in his National Hockey League debut
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