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11-17-2012, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by ArGarBarGar View Post
Phoenix unable to gain ground on Nashville or Vancouver

Martin Hanzal, with 3 goals, was the only bright spot on the team this section

This was a big section heading into the all star break for the Coyotes. Their young star Jordan Eberle was out with a pulled groin, they were a few points back of a playoff spot, heading up the ranks, with Vancouver, a team they would need to pass, on the schedule.

They started off strong, but went 0-1-1 against Colorado in a home and home and lost to Minnesota in a shootout after being down 3-0. Vancouver was their statement game.

They floundered. Being outshot 8-2 in the third period the Canucks took control of the Coyotes and took a 2-0 lead after poor defensive choices by young duo Yandle and Ekman-Larsson.

“They spun around and did ****ing ballerina moves as the puck was going the opposite way!” Said Tippet of their performance. “It was like they were victim of some crappy game mechanic or something.”

The team is now 3 points behind 9th place Vancouver, and 6 out of a playoff spot with less than 30 games to play.
LOL nicely put. Yes, game mechanics account for like 90% of the goals in this game. Trying to play great defense from puck drop to the end of the game is virtually impossible due to pucks going THROUGH STICKS, and defenseman that turn around slower than a pewee hockey player

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