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Coyotes, Red Wings aim to end slides in Game 7

Posted on: April 25, 2010 5:10 pm
Edited on: April 25, 2010 5:30 pm
By Erin Brown

Who does not love a Game 7? Maybe the Phoenix Coyotes and Detroit Red Wings, who have an unsuccessful or uncertain past when it comes to these decisive contests.

Phoenix has yet to win a Game 7 in its 31-year franchise history. Even worse, in the four they have played, three resulted in a shutout and the other saw the then-Winnipeg Jets score a lone goal in defeat.

Detroit, meanwhile, will appear in its first Game 7 on the road since April 16, 1991, a 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues. The Red Wings are 4-3 in Game 7s since then, but had the benefit of playing on home ice in each of those.

Detroit has not won a Game 7 on the road since April 9, 1964. The Red Wings defeated the Chicago Blackhawks, 4-2, at Chicago Stadium in that game to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.

Phoenix Coyotes: Game 7s since 1990
Date Round Opponent Result
May 4, 1999 Conf. Quarterfinal St. Louis L, 1-0 (OT)
April 29, 1997 Conf. Quarterfinal at Anaheim L, 3-0
April 30, 1992 * Div. Semifinal at Vancouver L, 5-0
April 16, 1990 * Div. Semifinal at Edmonton L, 4-1
* Winnipeg Jets


Detroit Red Wings: Game 7s since 1990
Date Round Opponent Result
June 12, 2009 Stanley Cup Final Pittsburgh L, 2-1
May 14, 2009 Conf. Semifinal Anaheim W, 4-3
May 31, 2002 Conf. Final Colorado W, 7-0
May 16, 1996 Conf. Semifinal St. Louis W, 1-0 (OT)
April 30, 1994 Conf. Quarterfinal San Jose L, 3-2
May 1, 1993 Div. Semifinal Toronto L, 4-3 (OT)
April 30, 1992 Div. Final Minnesota W, 5-2
April 16, 1991 Div. Semifinal at St. Louis L, 3-2


Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: April 27, 2010 7:56 pm

Coyotes, Red Wings aim to end slides in Game 7

Let's not be mistaken here, the Sharts will be watching this game hoping with all their might that they end up playing Phoenix. If Phoenix wins, I think they would beat them rather easily with the Desert Dogs finally realizing their over-achieving success has run it's course. The second round is a different animal than the first. With all that said, Detroit is the better team of all three considering all four scoring lines, defensive pairings, head-to-head and play-off success, but as a Wings fan I'm worried about all this travel and games played in the Olympics taking its toll on the Winged Wheels. They've been playing ALOT of hockey the last few years with ALOT of travel and even with the rest from injuries this year, they look really tired at times. Whoever wins tonight will deserve it more than the other. No complaints here, I would just be really bummed.

Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: April 27, 2010 4:19 pm

Coyotes, Red Wings aim to end slides in Game 7

this is a ridiculous post.  You really can't be serious.  How can the Sharks possibly have any edge psychologically against Detroit?  The last time San Jose beat Detroit in the playoffs was 1994.  The all-time regular season record of the Sharks vs. Wings is 19-44-4-4, not to mention they have only won 5 times in Detroit (out of 35 regular season games), ever.  Oh, and BTW, Detroit won the season series this year 3-1... So yeah, San Jose should sweep whoever they play in the next round.  

Since: Apr 1, 2007
Posted on: April 27, 2010 7:43 am

Coyotes, Red Wings aim to end slides in Game 7

Funny. Meaningless stats, predictions for the next round, etc. Guys, this is the NHL's elite team vs. a team owned by the NHL playing in Game 7 in PHX, where it cost a bundle to move them from. Call it cynical, but I can't help be distracted by what I read between the lines.

Since: Apr 30, 2009
Posted on: April 27, 2010 6:56 am

Coyotes, Red Wings aim to end slides in Game 7

sharks are losers they will get blown away by the wings or coyotes

Since: Apr 26, 2010
Posted on: April 26, 2010 11:56 pm

Coyotes, Red Wings aim to end slides in Game 7

Get the facts right Sharkman 4-2 San Jose. 4 games went to so SJ 9pts coyotes 7pts 

Since: Nov 19, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2010 7:51 pm

Coyotes, Red Wings aim to end slides in Game 7

based on this, the 'yotes should be happy to score a goal in game 7.  what are the stats for games played on tueday?  that's probably as meaningful.  who doesn't love a good game 7--besides the team that loses?  for phoenix, this is there chance to earn at least two more home games so that someone can collect parking revenues for round two.  i hope the 'yotes win--we need the money.

Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: April 26, 2010 2:30 pm

Coyotes, Red Wings aim to end slides in Game 7

Lumpoco you are one stupid person lol. Sharks are gonna sweep lmao, riiight just like they swept the kids from Colorado! Great theory, whoever plays a game 7 is soooo tired they get swept in the next round. Lol what an idiot. So Phoenix has home ice advantage huh? Thats great cuz Detroit won 2 in Phoenix, as did Phoenix in Detroit! Are you always this stupid? That's one of the most clueless posts ever lol.

Since: Mar 30, 2007
Posted on: April 26, 2010 2:06 pm

Coyotes, Red Wings aim to end slides in Game 7

Agree on the tired comment then you also factor in travel to the equasion PHX would be better for the sharks because of the travel but either way both teams and wore down just from the commute back and for across the entire country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LOL havent won a game 7 on the road since 1964 who pulled that out of their butt?:

Since: Sep 12, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2010 1:48 pm

Coyotes, Red Wings aim to end slides in Game 7

Yeah you're right. These guys try to make stories out of completely useless stats. "The Wings haven't wont a game 7 on the road since 1964!" Wow they're bound to lose! Well like they pointed out in the article, the last one they played in was 1991 vs St. Louis and how many more between then and 1964? None! Two game 7s on the road since 1964 and they make it sound like The Red Wings struggle. What a joke of an article. And as you said the Winnipeg Jets stats are a joke as far as relevance is concerned as well. Taking some stupid fact and trying to create a story out of it that just isn't true - it is what the media does best.

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2010 11:11 am

Coyotes, Red Wings aim to end slides in Game 7

It does not matter who wins. The winner will be too tired to compete with the Sharks. I see the Sharks sweeping the winner. Yes, I am a Sharks fan, but I also know that teams that play a hard fought, intensity filled 7 game series usually fall flat on their face in the first 2 games of their next series. And...this is not the Detroit Red Wings of yesteryear. They can be beat. But then again the Red Wings are always tough against the Sharks no matter what. I want to say that Detroit wins it, but Phoenix will probably do it. After all, they have the home ice advantage. Just so you know the Sharks went 5-2 against Phoenix in the regular season. Not that it means anything because the playoffs is a completely different monster. But it is good that the Sharks have the psychological edge. 

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