In the desert of Phoenix, Arizona tonight the Coyotes took on the Red Wings in a Pacific/Central showdown and there was no sign of any fault in the Wings offensive play tonight beating the Coyotes 4-1 and once again Holmstrom finds himself back on the score sheet not just once but twice! Holmstrom scored the 1st goal of the game late in the 1st to make it a 1-0 lead for the Wings. Phoenix would spoil the party with a goal from Matthew Lombardi to put the Coyotes on the board to tie it at 1-1. Holmstrom once again in the second would put the Wings back in the lead at 2-1. Into the third Datsyuk would score on a Wings PP to give Detroit a 3-1 lead in the third. In the last minute of play Darren Helm netted an empty net shot to ice the game an give the Wings the 4-1 victory on the road. Detroit now has 48 points and is showing good signs of improvement in play going into January.
At press time, Harbaugh had sent Michigan’s athletic department an envelope containing a heavily annotated seating chart, a list of the 63,000 seat views he had found unsatisfactory, and a glowing 70-page report on section 25, row 12, seat 9, which he claimed is “exactly what the great sport of football is all about.”