Add in our starters and play the system we should and we are once again a top team. I enjoy how relaxed the players seemed to be prior to this game. 1-4 and they seem to have this sense about them that they know they will be fine.
If Chad's had his brother's name and his brother had his name, we'd have ourselves another 'Cujo' in net.
Great game for him, 22 saves and a shutout is a lot better than 21 saves and 4 goals no matter who you are...
Nick did good too, and Yandle...got to give him credit for finally playing a game without making me shake my head or slap my forehead or curse him under my breath.
There was one power play - the line we had at the start had a hard time getting the puck out of the zone... but he wasn't out there at that time...
Originally Posted by awfulwaffle
ESPN.com had it pegged at around 8500 if I remember correctly.
That's right. From where I sit in sec 208, the crowd looked a little lighter than last Wednesdays game but not significantly. I am guessing they include tickets sold in the announced attendance whether the ticket holder shows up or not because I would have guessed the crowd at about 7000 again. The suites did look a little more occupied than last Wednesday but they didn't look half occupied more like a third occupied.
Looking forward to Wednesday's 7.30P start against Dallas.
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On a line (3rd) with Moss and Gordon. Pretty effective checking line tonight. Generated plenty of chances. I think he sticks the rest of the year.
Fun fact: Coyotes have the 7th best offense, and are averaging 3.5 goals a game through 6.
The offense is better then expected, big surprise there...It is all relative, but if are defense and goal tending get going, I like our chances. Tonight, Nashville looked tires, but I think there best forward missing and Sutter gone, makes them very vulnerable. I think they miss the playoffs along with Detroit this year...
Johnson looked decent and composed in net. Not sure if I'd want to subject him in against Edmonton yet though. I trust if the Coaches seem him performing well in practice they know better than I would.
Did I hear Smith was skating again?
And when do we play another Finnish goalie? Gonna bet on Korpi scoring a goal
Oh lawdy, we actually won a game. I just watched the highlights, and mad kudos to Chad Johnson, even though it looked like a walk in the park. But god damn, it's about time, Yandz. This is the Keith Yandle we all prefer to see, not the wicked turnover machine we had witnessed so far. Also can't say enough about Nick Johnson. This guy is legit.
I am guessing they include tickets sold in the announced attendance whether the ticket holder shows up or not because I would have guessed the crowd at about 7000 again. The suites did look a little more occupied than last Wednesday but they didn't look half occupied more like a third occupied.
Yes, I believe that's how it works -- they count the number of "tickets distributed", whether it be sold, discounted, promo tickets, etc. They could then just take the tickets left on hand and subtract that from the Jobing capacity to get the attendance figure.
Rundblad I thought had a very solid game, I like him back there, he's like OEL in that he's calm with the puck and made a couple nice defensive plays.
But he's completely lacking intensity and he's playing a very scared-of-being-sent-down kind of game overall. I've heard he's been doing good in the AHL but the two games I've seen him with Phoenix he looks like he did with the Sens last year. Not impressed. But it's nice to see him getting some PP time, he knows how to run things there although this game was very lackluster in all areas. I'm sure it was nice for you guys to get the needed points but this game was as boring as watching bottom feeders play in SEL if not more so.
I think having someone they were "unsure of" in goal made the Coyotes play much tighter defensively. Excellent move by Tippet and the staff. It resulted in the team returning to playing "Coyotes hockey"!