Red Wings End Road Trip With Loss to Coyotes, 3-1

TravelDetroit Red WingsMartin HanzalRay WhitneyBoyd GordonMike SmithJohan Franzen

Martin Hanzalscored twice to lead Phoenix over Detroit, 3-1, on Monday.

Boyd Gordon also tallied and Mike Smith turned in a 30-save performance for the Coyotes, winners in three of their last four.

Johan Franzen provided the lone offense for the Red Wings, who have lost two in a row to end a five-game road trip.

Joey MacDonald made his first start since March 30 and absorbed the loss despite giving up just two goals on 22 shots.

Hanzal doubled the Coyotes' edge and netted the eventual deciding score on a power play less than seven minutes into the second by tipping in a Ray Whitney offering through bodies in the crease.

Detroit peppered Smith with 11 shots in the third, but had no answer. MacDonald was pulled for an extra skater with over a minute remaining and Hanzal put the clincher into an empty net inside of 30 seconds to play.

Gordon put the hosts on the board at 7:22 of the opening period in a short- handed situation. He managed to elude a pair of Detroit players to snag an errant pass off the left boards, skate in and deke MacDonald before sliding a shot home at the right post.

Game Notes

Detroit won three of four games in the season series...Hanzal posted his first multi-goal effort since October 23...Whitney picked up a pair of assists...The Coyotes travel to Dallas on Tuesday...The Wings, who finished 2-2-1 on their sojourn, return home to open up a six-game homestand by welcoming Edmonton on Wednesday.

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