Game 6: Nashville Predators @ Phoenix Coyotes |1-28-13| 7PM
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01-29-2013, 10:14 AM
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How has Korpikoski been early on this season? Has he been on PP? Any chance he will be getting top6-minutes this season or next?
He's an asset to this team, but I wouldn't go running to your fantasy league to add him based on a one-goal performance. He lines up with Boyd Gordon currently, who isn't exactly known for his playmaking ability (his assist tonight hit him in the chest and bounced onto Korpi's stick). We are a better team with Lauri for sure, but if he gets 10 goals in this shortened season I think we'll all be happy.
Disclaimer - game synopsis you've all heard already but bears repeating so I can get my two cents worth in appears below:
Yandle looked like the Norris candidate from two seasons ago. Beast.
Chad Johnson was obviously nervous in there to start, but they gave the Preds absolutely nothing in the first and he settled in from there. Sound positionally, which is a stark contrast to Barbs. He might just be the stop-gap we need until Smith gets back and into top form again.
This lineup, with Torres in for Biz / Hanzal in for Bolduc and Klesla in for Rundblad, is as good as any we've iced. Whether that translates into a playoff spot remains to be seen, but if they battle like they did tonight in all areas of the ice - on a consistent basis - we'll be right in the thick of things come April.
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