GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The circumstances were far from ideal for the Coyotes on Thursday night. It was the second game of a back-to-back, the first of which was a bad loss in Anaheim the night before. If that wasn't enough, they were greeted at home by a well-rested Detroit Red Wings team.
Oddly enough, the game was more than winnable even after center Daymond Langkow was knocked out of the game in the first period when he was hit in the face by a puck. Ultimately, though, it was a series of mistakes and missed opportunities that cost the Coyotes a crucial home game, as they lost 3-2 in a shootout.
"It's no secret we havent had a lot of success lately," Coyotes center Kyle Chipchura said. "It's games like this we've got to find a way to win."
The most noticeable black eye for the Coyotes came in the form of penalties, of which there were five. That's not a highly unusual number for your typical game, but three came for having too many men on th...