Coyotes get their hearts broke on and off the ice. Dallas wins 4-3 in shootout


A day after word came down our savior Greg Jamison failed to come through with his bid to save the Coyotes, fans tried to move on.

Feb 1, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Phoenix Coyotes center Martin HanzalJerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The return of Mike Smith and a win would do some good in moving forward. The front office and players stand united with the same message: “We have a job to do…If we win games someone will step up….We don’t let that affect what we’re out here to do, win.”

Martin Hanzal tried to single handedly bring the Coyotes back as he scored 2 goals early on. Dillion ans Roussel got their first ever goals for Dallas who jumped from the drop of the puck and exposed a rusty Mike Smith who seemed to settle down after a slow start. Radim Vrbata cut the 2 – 0 lead in half with a deflection in the center in which it seemed Hanzal or Ekman Larsson would get the goal. Replays show his redirection. Hanzal returned from injury nicely 45 seconds into the 2nd period to know the score at 2-2 with a nice play on the side of the net. After Hanzal and Michale Ryder traded goals we were headed to overtime. In the extra session both teams had chances but we were headed to a shootout that some still are not in favor of.

My idea is a 5 on 5 for 5 mins then 4 on 4 after that. Maybe 3 on 3. Possibly 2 on 2. Then shootout. All 5 mins ea. Better than just a quick ending for a point. After all this is suppose to be a team game.

The Coyotes are forced to look at the bright side, a point on the road vs. a division opponent. A win Saturday could got a long way of finding positives to move forward with.

Puck drops at 6pm and all fans are encouraged to show up and let our Coyotes, Canada, prospective owners know….We are here to STAY!