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Coyotes boast full lineup against Red Wings

Apr 22, 2013, 7:26 PM EDT

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For the Phoenix Coyotes to have a chance at making the playoffs, they’ll need to win all four of their remaining games, starting with Monday’s contest against the Detroit Red Wings (7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network). The good news is that they’ll have their full lineup to do so.

The team will get forward Lauri Korpikoski and defenseman Derek Morris back tonight, according to Dave Vest of the team’s Web site.

Sports Club Stats only gives the ‘Yotes a five percent chance of making it, although their odds would jump to 62.6 percent if they go 4-0-0. (It gets ugly if they generate any less than the maximum eight points.)

Morris, 34, has 11 points in 38 contests in 2013. He averages about 21 and a half minutes per night.

Korpikoski, 26, has also scored 11 points (but in 32 games) this season. (He also has a fantastic nickname in “The Korpedo.”)

  1. thehighcountrybear - Apr 22, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    And in that lineup, Phoenix will ice four of eight finalists in this year’s Paul Bunyan Classic, no small achievement in light of competition from Blues, Hawks and Wild?


    I’ve set up a pool to pin down the minute when Morris goes full ape on a smaller and less likely to retaliate Red Wing…talk about a guy who picks his spots, he’s it!

    Jordin, you are heretofore permitted to tape quarters to your knuckles…feed this guy his lunch then offer-up his change!

  2. hasekneverretires - Apr 22, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    I think thehighcountrybear is still feeling the after effects from his 4/20 celebration.

  3. jacketsfan7 - Apr 22, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    They’re also boasting a 3-0 deficit

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