Posted January 19, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Detroit Red Wings remain one of the league's top teams despite their well-documented road struggles. They haven't had much trouble when visiting the Phoenix Coyotes in recent years. Detroit seeks a second consecutive road win for the first time in six weeks when it faces slumping Phoenix on Thursday night. The Red Wings (30-15-1) are one point behind Western Conference-leading Chicago, but haven't won consecutive road contests since winning four straight Nov. 19-Dec. 2. They're in position to do so again, though, after a 3-2 shootout win Tuesday at Dallas. Jiri Hudler scored in regulation and added the winner in the tiebreaker, while Ty Conklin made 25 saves through overtime. The Wings' 12-13-0 road mark has been offset by a franchise-record 15 consecutive home wins and an 18-2-1 record at Joe Louis Arena. Detroit has allowed 69 goals on the road - nearly double the 36 it has yielded at home. "We talked a lot about that today,'' coach Mike Babcock said. "We're averaging 1....
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