On Saturday night the Wings took a hard loss at home to the visiting Los Angeles Kings by a score of 3-2. Needless to say that Detroit's current losses have only been by a goal they are still losses and 2 points not achieved. Tonight Detroit plays Phoenix in an important home game at the Joe. The Coyotes seem to have things clicking as they now have 63 points and currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division in the Western Conference. Detroit still is stuck in 3rd in the Central with 58. Why is this win so important? Detroit's home record this year has dropped gradually from that of last season. The Wings have also had injury problems but it looks like those wounds are starting to heal as players like Jason Williams, Tomas Holmstrom, Andreas Lilja Johan Franzen are well on their way to returning to the ice before the Olympic break. A win tonight against the Coyotes and a loss from Nashville to the CBJ would give Detroit 60 pts and be one point behind the Predators in a race for 2nd place in the Central Division. Jimmy Howard will start tonight in goal for Detroit.
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