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Pre-Game Capsule: Coyotes at Red Wings

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

GAME 13:

Coyotes (1-10-1) at Red Wings (5-6-1)

Arizona will play the finale of a five-game trip vs. Eastern Conference teams when it takes on the Red Wings in Detroit.  

WHERE: Little Caesars Arena

WHEN: 4:30 p.m. (AZ time)

TV: FOX Sports Arizona 


Video: Tocchet: Time to Focus on Wings


• The Coyotes will enter the game less than 24 hours after earning their first win of the season, a 4-3 overtime thriller at Philadelphia on Monday.

• As he did Monday, Scott Wedgewood will start in goal vs. Detroit. Wedgewood stopped 28 of 31 shots in his Arizona debut vs. the Flyers. Wedgewood spends his summers in Michigan and lives about 35 minutes from Detroit. Goalie Hunter Miska, whom the Coyotes recalled from the American Hockey League on Monday, will serve as Wedgewood's backup, as he did on Monday. Meanwhile, Antti Raanta remains sidelined, on the injured-reserve list, with a lower-body injury.

• Defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson, who suffered an upper-body injury in the third period on Monday at Philadelphia, will not play vs. Detroit. With Hjalmarsson sidelined, Adam Clendening will return to the lineup and play with Alex Goligoski. 

• Rookie Clayton Keller will enter the game with a career-high six-game point streak. Keller has notched five goals and four assists during that stretch, and is leading the team and all NHL rookies in goals (eight), shots (47) and points (13).

Max Domi will enter the game needing just one point to reach 100 points for his NHL career. Should he notch a point tonight, he would become the fastest player to reach 100 NHL points as a member of the Coyotes. Domi has played 152 NHL games.

Christian Dvorak has notched a point in each of the past four games (one goal, three assists).

Video: Dvorak: 'Got to Play Our Game'

• Anthony Duclair is expected to be a healthy scratch for the second consecutive game.

• The Red Wings have won just one of four games played at Little Caesars Arena, their new state-of-the-art rink. Detroit won the opener there on Oct. 5, but have lost three straight games on home ice since.

Tweet from @ArizonaCoyotes: Tonight's projected lineup on #Howloween in Detroit.


• "The nice part is the adrenaline kicks in. I feel good. I had a tough time with back-to-backs in my first couple of years in the American League. To me, it's just a lot of body management. The thing I've kind of figured out is how my body works; you know what your body needs and you know what you have to put back into it. We'll see. The game stays the same. It'll be exciting." -- Scott Wedgewood 

• "We had great energy last night and we worked really hard and played a great game until the last minute or two (of regulation). We've got to make sure we do that today against Detroit and keep that energy. They're a good team, very fast, but we've just got to worry about ourselves. We've got to play our game, like we did yesterday, and we'll be fine." -- Christian Dvorak

• "Yeah, it was a great win (on Monday). We're happy, but it's back down to earth. It's the same thing when you lose, you flush the game out and get back to earth. They did a hell of a job on the one end, we won the game, now we've got to stay on that level. That's the key. That's maturity and something that we're always going to work on here." -- Rick Tocchet 

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