The crap calls on Carcillo and Sauer killed us last night. And even though I'd like to blame that loss entirely on the refs, I can't. The fact of the matter is that we just needed one goal to tie it up throughout most of the game & we just couldn't get it. Our PK was great & Bryzgalov played like a mad-goalie. Against one of the best goal-tenders in the league, he held his own quite impressively by stopping 31 of the 32 shots he faced. The Coyotes defensemen were ON IT last night. But where were the forwards? The Canucks played well also, Luongo secured his third shutout in five games and NHL-leading fourth overall with a dramatic glove save on Ed Jovanovki's blast with 25.2 seconds left and the Phoenix net empty for an extra attacker.
The Murray-Fedoruk-Carcillo line was the best Phoenix line on the ice last night. They got out there and gave it their all, the rest of the forwards looked... lost. Our top guys really let Bryz down last night. We had stellar goal-tending going on, the D-men were on it and the fourth liners were playing their hearts out. But our top goal scorers let us down. Doaner? OlliCoyote? Mueller? For Shame... You've all got to show up on the same night in order to get a win.... The Coyotes head back home now to take on the Panthers Saturday night and the Sharks Sunday night.
It occurs to me that I have not taken the time to properly introduce myself. My apologies... My name is Heather, I've been asked to contribute to the blog on behalf of the Coyotes. I look forward to chatting with you all and bringing you all the news from Coyotes Country as we watch this young and exciting team grow and develop. HOWWWWWWWWWWWWWL!!!
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