Game 1: Coyotes @ Tippett's Old Team| 01-19-13 | 6PM
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01-19-2013, 10:02 PM
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Some terrible terrible sloppy plays lost us this game, can't afford losses like this with only 48 games
, turn it around tomorrow and start winning!
Exactly why all the predictions of where teams may fnish should go out the window - we out-played the Stars for most of the game, but had more TOs while getting the kinks out, and one additional TO is the difference in the game.
Hey Yandle - shoot the frickin' puck after you make a spin-o-rama to pull the defender down to the ice. Even if it goes wide to the right hand-side, their D is out of position enough that it should get us possession back, if we send it along the wall. All it did was pull the Dallas defense to where the two forwards remaining could clog the lane, and all other players on offense are expecting you to shoot. Yandle brought himself right over to where two Coyotes players were while holding the puck - that's how 2 cover 3, and we don't get a great shot off. These are the types of things that, given the situation, a player should be better with.
Winnable game that we gave away with TOs and some less than stellar moments. Lack of practice time during the season obviously makes that tough, but it will be tough for all teams. Still had a lot more to like about this game than not like, including the play of the defense (thought Rundblad/Morris, probably the 2 biggest question marks, played great).
You can tell the lines where we were trying to cycle the puck, but maybe had to hold on b/c newer players like Moss and Sullivan were a little out of position. Both had pretty good games, though.
Still more than confident in how the team looks this year...
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