The Phoenix Coyotes have earned at least one point in each of their last four games since losing to the Detroit Red Wings last week.
Unfortunately for the Coyotes, Detroit visits the desert again Thursday night. Hoping to match its longest point streak of the season, Phoenix tries to avoid a ninth loss in 10 meetings in the series.
The Red Wings (18-13-5) have gone 27-6-3 against the Coyotes since the start of 2006-07, including playoffs. Pavel Datsyuk, who has 71 points in his last 46 games in the series, notched a goal and an assist as Detroit pulled out a 3-2 win at Phoenix last Monday.
The Coyotes (15-15-6), though, have since gone 2-0-2 to stay in the playoff hunt. Sitting a few points out of the Western Conference's eighth and final postseason spot, Phoenix beat Los Angeles 3-1 on Tuesday.
"It keeps us in the game. The only way you're going to have a chance is to win," coach Dave Tippett said. "We have a real good group. They want to do well, and the...