The Arizona Coyotes are not going to make the playoffs the way they have been playing as of late. They have been sloppy in their own end and have not stayed out of the box nearly enough.
I know that we have spoken a lot in a negative light recently about this team, but I have just one more thing to say. This team needs to show more pride. When Rick Tocchet came out last week and said he wanted to go 500 in the team’s next three games I was upset. You should never be shooting to go 500, always go for three big wins instead.
When the Coyotes gave up the lead against Boston and Carolina I was expecting to see more heart from this unit, and boy was I wrong. The Coyotes are just being completely walked on and they aren’t doing anything to stop it. In a game where Phil Kessel scores on the power play and with a Jakob Chychrun slap shot goal we could not find the win nonetheless.
Arizona failed to stop Boston when it came to scoring in the gritty areas. They got better positioning on our defense in front of the net and managed to reflect some goals past Adin Hill.
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Next up on our list is the Montreal Canadiens tonight. Finding a win against the Canadiens in Montreal is going to be vital for this team to move forward with any little piece of hope at making the playoffs. The odds are slim to none, but hey we still can hope.
The Coyotes now find themselves on the outside looking into the playoffs for the first time in a long time. This is just a reminder that it is all about who gets hot when, and the Coyotes are far from hot. Maybe the potential return of Darcy Kuemper will help turn this around!