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Season series -- This is the third of four meetings between the Coyotes and Wings this season. The Red Wings prevailed, 2-1 in overtime at Phoenix on Oct. 16, while the Coyotes managed a 4-2 victory at Detroit on Oct. 28.
Big Story -- The 'Yotes attempt to turn it around after dropping three of their last four games, while the Wings aim to win their fourth over the last five games. Although the season is still young, Phoenix can claim a winning record over the Wings for the 2010-11 season series with a regulation victory on Monday.
Coyotes -- Phoenix is trying to get it together after missing captain Shane Doan (lower-body injury) and defenseman Ed Jovanovski (illness) on Saturday against Pittsburgh. The Coyotes appeared poised to give the Penguins a run for their money with an early 2-0 lead, but they were outscored 3-1 in the second and eventually fell in the shootout for the 4-3 loss.
"We did a lot of good things, we just have to learn to play with a lead," said center Eric Belanger after Saturday's game. "After it was 2-0, we were just sitting back a little too much instead of going after the next goal."
Red Wings -- Detroit returns to Joe Louis Arena where it will play its next six games. Home is exactly where the Wings want to be as they have reeled off a 4-1-0 record in the Motor City this season.
The Wings had won three straight before Saturday's 6-4 loss at Vancouver, in which defenseman Niklas Kronwall scored two goals. Despite the defeat, Detroit managed a 2-1-0 record during its recent three-game trip through Western Canada.