Here's the deal: Phoenix does not have an offense. If Detroit scores three or more goals then the Coyotes are ... roadkill? Yes, I said roadkill.
The Coyotes scored just 19 goals in eight games. This is relatively bad, considering they have 24 goals against. Detroit scored 23 goals and 18 goals against in seven games. The Red Wings need to put pucks in the net on this team. They need to do it early. The Coyotes will want to keep this game close like the last meeting. A 1-0 game would be fine with them.
The point is, Phoenix can't score. Detroit does not want to be the team that helps turn their offense around for the better. But if so, then the Wings better bring their own offense Thursday night.
The almighty prediction: Detroit 5, Phoenix 2.