Hockey Betting news… The Coyotes have been successful this season without an efficient power play. They ranked 28th in the NHL in the regular season, but they still won 50 games. But as the Coyotes prepare for Game 5 on Friday with the teams tied at two games apiece, the feeling in their locker room is they must improve their special-teams play if they are to win this series.
The Red Wings face off against the Coyotes tonight fully understanding that their first-round series essentially begins again in Game 5, and if the Wings don’t win tonight, they’ll face ridiculously steep odds in attempting to win both Games 6 and 7.
Anyone who thought the vastly-improved but postseason-inexperienced Coyotes wouldn’t be able to hang with the two-time defending Western Conference champion Red Wings now knows better. This has turned out to be everything you would expect from a series pitting No. 4 and 5 seeds, with the teams trading wins and losses back and forth. Each team has won a game on its opponent’s home ice.
The Red Wings Howard shut out Phoenix on Tuesday and on Thursday was named a finalist for the Calder Trophy, given to the NHL’s top rookie.“It’s an honor,” said Howard, who was 37-15-10 with a 2.26 goals-against average and .924 save percentage during the season. “I’m very thankful, but I wouldn’t have been able to do it without these guys. They played so well in front of me.”
The Red Wings: 44-24-14
The Coyotes: 50-25-7
The Red Wings lately :
While playing on Friday’s they are 3-7
Before playing Edmonton they were 8-2
After playing the Coyotes they are 4-6
After a win they are now 7-3
The Coyotes lately:
While playing on Friday’s they are 5-5
Before playing Chicago they were 5-5
After playing the Red Wings they are 4-6
After a loss they are now 6-4
The Coyotes at the Red Wings, on Sunday, April 25
The Red Wings are solid 61.9 percent favorites over the Coyotes. The Red Wings are favored as they have a +4 edge in shots on goal and are projected for 33 shots on goal vs 29 shots for the Coyotes. The Coyotes goalie(s) have the edge in save percentage at 90.6% compared to the Red Wings goalie(s) who have a forecasted save percentage of 91.5%.
Hockey Odds Makers have the lines at present for the Red Wings -1 ½ (+235) and the Coyotes +1 ½(+235) and the Total –Over 5 (-125) the Under 5 (+105) and the Red Wings are -125 and the Coyotes are +105 on the Money Line.