Just a sleepy Saturday game? Is Phoenix feeling the effects of injuries to their offensive stars?
One thing is for sure. It not for lack of effort. The Coyotes are a hard working team. Over time they usually reap what they sew. At times it seemed they dominated the Blue Jackets. Pressure in the first and toward the end of the 3rd periods seemed would result in a goal but they once again could NOT BURY the puck. The biscuit just won’t go into the basket.
Certain skaters need to step it up or it’s time to bring up some young talent. Would Andy Miele do any worse than a Boyd Gordon or Antoinne Vermette?
Many games the 4th line has been the only line to produce much of a spark. We have no offensive studs. Vrbata seemed to be our only sharp shooter. With him hurt it is a committee effort for goals.
After a scoreless regulation and overtime it was up to a shootout in which Anisimov scored first followed by a Boedker miss. Things looked bleak for the ‘Yotes to get more than a point. Letestu all but ended it as he scored second in the shootout. Steve Sullivan had a week effort and it was over. Coyotes failed to get the puck across the goal line in any fashion after warm ups. Columbus is on a roll as they are turning around a horrible season into a very respectable one.
All eyes turn to Los Angeles in now a must 3 or 4 point back to back outing in Hollywood. Monday and Tuesday at 7:30 pm
Points are at a premium. Lose both and the season could be on the brink. Win both and the grind continues. We need points. REAL BAD!