Key 1 Start on time
The Arizona Coyotes are about to start a tough stretch of hockey. With the game on the road against a division rival leading the division right now, it is imperative that the Coyotes start on time.
The ‘Yotes are already at a disadvantage. The team is entering into a hostile arena without their home crowd to back them up. With that in mind, there is an even bigger emphasis on scoring early.
The Coyotes have found a way to never let the game get out of their hands, but that still does not mean they should not strive to start on time. With a game tomorrow against another division opponent it is even more important that the ‘Yotes start the game on the right foot tonight. Just think about the Coyotes last two games as an example.
When the Coyotes gave up the first goal against the Canadiens at home, they ended up losing the game. Playing with a lead is a lot different from playing from behind. Although the Coyotes have found success in the last few weeks no matter what the score is, that is not your main battle plan going into a game. The Coyotes are going to want to get the first goal tonight, something they did in their last win against the Colorado Avalanche.