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The Red Wings lost their third in a row, 4-3 to Arizona in a shootout

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Tempeh, Ariz. – The Red Wings needed a win on Tuesday and the Arizona Coyotes didn’t.

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Playing in the undersized Mullett Arena, which had a lot of Wings fans and still had many empty seats, the Wings dropped a 4-3 decision in a penalty shootout.

Arizona won the shootout 2-0, with Nick Schmaltz and Nick Bjogstad scoring.

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Detroit Red Wings Lucas Raymond #23 skates with the puck in front of Christian Fisher #36 of the Arizona Coyotes during the first period of an NHL game at Mullett Arena on January 17, 2023 in Tempe, Arizona.

“It’s tough, it takes a second to suck it in,” said defender Jake Wollman. “We have to finish those matches.”

The Wings (18-17-8) are unbeaten in their last three games and have won twice in their last eight.

“It hurts,” said coach Derek Lalonde after seeing his team lose a 3-1 lead in the third period. “The effort was there. We tired in the third and maybe we could have managed a 3-1 lead a little better. But (b) our efforts, three goals on the way, should be enough to win.”

Chest Points: Coyote 4, Red Wings 3 (su)

Goaltender Magnus Helberg, who started as relief starter Phil Hosseau, blocked 20 shots. Helbergg made a huge glove on Clayton Keller into the slot in overtime, extending the game into a shootout, and he also made timely saves with the Coyotes around him in the final minute of regulation time.

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