Apr. 6, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA; Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith (41) blocks the puck in the first period while playing in the game against the Colorado Avalanche at Jobing.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Smith shutout leads Coyotes to an Avalanche of goals 4-0 part I

Welcome back Mike Smith. What a way to come back by getting a shutout on just a couple dozen shots.

Apr. 6, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA; Phoenix Coyotes forward Chris Brown (44) pushes Colorado Avalanche defenseman Greg Zanon (4)Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

As the featured photo shows the Coyotes just plain beat down the Avs Saturday night.

Mikkel Boedker started the action of quickly with a Connor like wrister far post and in and before you could blink it was 1-0 Coyotes. Boedker is on a tear of late and besides his cannon he moves in and out of defenses with ease. He has had flashes in the past but there is a lot of upside to this young man. His vision is what I get excited about with a lot of points in the latest win streak many on assists. He makes defenses off balanced.

This was a determined bunch of Coyotes who looked like they wanted this game badly. They could of scored 10 goals tonight with many flurries and forced the action early and often. Best defense? Sometimes it’s a great offense or at least one with the pedal too the metal. The second period would be another all Coyote dominated one but this time they were up 1 and not down one like against Detroit. This was all Phoenix tonight.

In the second period I was actually talking about Conner and his speed as well as the scouting report I got from Portland Pirates season ticket holder Sheila. “He is very speedy but with not much of a frame he gets bounced a bit.” I add I like his push and I saw him even going to the front of the net. Just as the play continued Conner drew a penalty, he does it all.

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