Inside the Box: 1-2 knockout floors Coyotes

Apr 19, 2011, 4:18 AM | Updated: 5:32 am

After every Phoenix Coyotes game we’ll examine the
box score and provide you with instant analysis. So it’s
time to go Inside the Box for April 18, 2011: Red Wings 4, Coyotes
2

Two Detroit Red Wings goals within the first three minutes of the first period knocked a hard-skating Coyotes on their heels and they were unable to come back despite good effort at the end of the game. The Wings can sweep the Coyotes with a win on Wednesday night and knock the Coyotes out of the playoff hunt.

The Good:

The presence of the Coyotes youth. They may have been on the fourth line tonight, but David Schlemko, Andrew Ebbett and Mikkel Boedker played well against a very strong Red Wings team. Especially notable was Kyle Turris, whose energy and spunk kept a lot of plays alive. He registered an assist on the night, as did Boedker.

The Bad:

Early goals. Detroit took an average of 110 seconds into each of the three periods to slip the puck past a clearly struggling Bryzgalov. The Coyotes defense, in a hurry to move up the ice on the attack, let Johan Franzen go free early in the third period for the fatal fourth goal.

The Funky:

This was the first game in the series that Captain Coyote Shane Doan did not register a point. He is tied with defenseman Keith Yandle with four points in the series.

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