Schneider scored one of the power play goals, a blast from the point at the 2:27 mark of the second period, while Radim Vrbata and Taylor Pyatt also chipped in goals on the man advantage. Vrbata finished a great pass through the middle of the ice from former former Red Wing Robert Lang, and Pyatt positioned himself in front of Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard to deflect a Keith Yandle shot in midway through the third period.
And it wasn't just the power play that made an impact. Phoenix's penalty kill made a huge statement early in the game when the Red Wings had three power plays -- including a 5-on-3 for over a minute -- in the first six minutes, and not only kept Detroit off the board, but managed to open the scoring with a shorthanded goal from Lauri Korpikoski. As Brad Stuart attempted to carry the puck out of his own zone, Korpikoski stripped him at the blue line and ripped a shot past Howard from the top of the right circle for just his second goal in his past 34 games.
In the end, the Coyotes were a perfect 5-for-5 on the penalty kill (and 11-for-11 over the past two games) and finished the game with four goals from their special teams. This after scoring just one goal, combined, over the past two games.
For Detroit, this will be its third Game 7 in its past four playoff series', winning at home against Anaheim during last year's Western Conference Semifinals, and then losing at home in the Stanley Cup Final. Phoenix hasn't played a Game 7 since the 1998-99 season, a 1-0 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues in the opening round.