Coyotes beat Red Wings to force Game 7
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Phoenix scored its first three goals on special teams and
"They won the special teams battle,"
Phoenix will host the final game against Detroit on Tuesday night.
"Any time you can play in a Game 7, it's a game you'll remember,"
Detroit would love to forget how Sunday started.
"My fault," Stuart said.
"I don't want to say we solved it," Schneider said. "It worked for tonight."
A finalist for the Calder Trophy - given to the NHL's top rookie - Howard is about to play in his first win-or-go-home game in the NHL.
"No, I'm not concerned about him at all," Babcock said. "We're real comfortable with Howie. You can't win Game 7 until you get there."
"They got lucky," Howard said. "We hit a couple posts."
"Bryz was excellent," Tippett said. "That's what he's done for us all year."
Stuart scored 2:51 into the second - 24 seconds after Schneider put the
Phoenix ended any hopes the
"Special teams was the difference,"
"I said it before the series, home-ice advantage is only good if it comes down to a Game 7," Tippett said.
Phoenix's previous owner took the franchise into bankruptcy last year, leading to the NHL buying the team in November. Wayne Gretzky resigned as coach nine days before the opener, putting Tippett behind the bench.
Babcock bristled at the notion that the
"They've got something to lose," Babcock said. "Both teams do."
Detroit started the postseason without home-ice advantage for the first time since 1991, when it lost Game 7 at St. Louis in the first round. The