Game 13: Coyotes @ Flames, 8:00 MT (Sportsnet West / Fan960)
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11-04-2008, 04:54 PM
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Kipper has an all-time 9-3-1 record and a 1.97 goals-against average in 13 games against Phoenix. Sometimes a goalie is virtually unbeatable by some teams. So in this case, why not play Kipper with this in mind. Similarily, I would be incredibly suprised if Khabibulin doesn't play against us when we play Chicago for the same reason, Khabi has our number.
Not that this is the end-all of factors to make the decision.
I'm sure it won't be too long before McE gets a start.
There's the point, in fact your comment is not really relevant, is this the same crappy Coyote team of the last 4 years? Do these stats imply that Kipprusoff plays his best when the opposing team has a dog on their chest or is it merely coincidence?
I know there are some occasions where a player strings together a few good games against one team and every time afterward their confidence raises against said team. There are a few examples of such throughout the league that cannot be dismissed as coincidence, in this situation I'm not convinced. It's not like we're talking about the Stars or the Wings here.
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