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Pre-Game Capsule: Coyotes vs. Red Wings

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


Coyotes (0-2-1) vs. Red Wings (2-1-0)

The Coyotes, one of four winless teams in the NHL, will seek their first victory of the season when they host the Detroit Red Wings.

WHERE: Gila River Arena

WHEN: 7 p.m. (AZ time)

TV: FOX Sports Arizona 


Video: Keller on Creating Offense vs. Wings


• Tobias Rieder will enter the game with a two-game goal-scoring streak. Rieder, who ranked second on the team in goals last season with a career-high 16, has yet to score a goal vs. Detroit after six games.  

Antti Raanta will start in goal after being pulled from Tuesday's game at Vegas after allowing three goals on five shots within the first six minutes of the game. Raanta is 2-0-0 vs. Detroit with a .947 save percentage and a 1.50 goals-against average.

• Jordan Martinook, who missed Tuesday's game because of a lower-body injury, will be back in the lineup. 

Brendan Perlini has been placed on the injured-reserve list after suffering an upper-body injury in the first period of Tuesday's game at Vegas.

• Adam Clendening will make his debut with the Coyotes and play on the right side with defensive partner Oliver Ekman-Larsson. 

Video: Clendening to Make Yotes Debut

• The Coyotes are averaging 30.3 shots/per game but are allowing 37.0 shots/per game. 

• The Red Wings have won two of their first three games despite scoring just eight goals. Goalie Jimmy Howard, who will start vs. Arizona, has stopped 74 of 77 shots faced in his first two games - both wins.

Tweet from @ArizonaCoyotes: Tonight's projected lineup. #DETvsARI


• "I don't think we're really thinking about it, we're just coming into every game and really being confident. I think that's huge. Good things will happen if we stick to our game plan and what the coaches want out of us." -- Clayton Keller on not having a win yet

• "You never want to wait to get into the lineup, but it hasn't been too long, which is nice. I'll just try to play my game and help the team get a win ... (Being paired with Ekman-Larsson) is really nice. I didn't quite expect that, but it's definitely a bonus. Our games kind of complement each other; we like to make plays, we don't like to throw it away, we both can skate and join in the rush." -- Adam Clendening 

"Their power play is really good. It's probably the best power play we've seen this year. They've got some good players and they're a fast team. This is a great challenge for us and our young guys, to be able to skate with these guys." -- Rick Tocchet  

Video: Tocchet on Matchup vs. Red Wings


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