3 The goalies look unbelievable
The Arizona Coyotes seem to have one of the best goaltending duos in the NHL. Darcy Kuemper and Antti Raanta have helped secure wins for the Coyotes on multiple occasions.
Honestly, I do not believe either Kuemper or Raanta has given up a truly weak goal. i understand that people are going to say that the Coyotes have a great defensive structure that has enabled the goaltenders to play so well, and although that is true you still have to give the goalies credit.
Darcy Kuemper was on a really hot streak going into the game against the New York Islanders. Kuemper had not given up more than two goals in his last 12 starts, not bad for the Coyotes goaltender by any means.
If the Coyotes plan to do anything this year in May and June they will need the help of their goaltenders. I just think we are going to need to pick one goalie for a playoff series. Honestly to me, it looks like Darcy Kuemper’s net.
Kuemper has played in 8 games this season and has a 5-3 record. Kuemper also recently signed an extension with the team so the team has trust in him.
I just do not see how a playoff team can keep two goalies that are playing at such a high level. Yes, it is a good issue to have, but at the same time, all you gain is doubt in which goalie to play later in the year. I think it is also really telling that the Coyotes still have Eric Comrie with the team.
With Comrie here, it seems like maybe Raanta and Kuemper are competing for the number one starting spot. I could be wrong there though, just a thought after the first month.