Sarah McLellan @azc_mclellan
Vrbata is day-to-day. No word on if he's dealing with upper or lower body injury. He's just "day-to-day."
Does anybody know the context of the too many men. There was 6 guys there, but was one of them going back to the bench? It was a blown call for sure, but it wasn't like all six dudes were in the offensive zone. Not nearly the same level as Briere being given a breakaway.
As has been mentioned a bunch, Pyatt played his best game as a Yote at the exact right time. All is forgiven.
The team laid down and died in that 6-5. I wasn't as mad as I thought I'd be though.
Smith made the huge saves but IMO looked a little shaky. Can't argue with only 2 goals in 3+ periods though.
Yandle mostly blew ass. Couldn't keep the puck in, passed it to Blackhawks more than Coyotes, and was mesmerized by Chicago puck handling. I think his problems are 100% mental. Needs a good sports psychologist or a kick in the nuts from Torres. Not sure which.
That shift where Pyatt scored was probably the best sustained pressure I've seen out of the Tippet Coyotes.
Crowd was great, Blackhawk fans are actually personable so props there.
LOVED Klesla's aggression through the whole game.
I want to see better shot blocking. Too many shots got through I thought could have been easily blocked. Could have been the patience on the Chicago shooters part but they also need to have more active sticks on D anyway.
Doan was solid though not outstanding like years past. Played a ton of minutes.
Korpikoski seemed to be one of the only guys consistently skating hard at the Hawks and doing so successfully.
Chicago is scary good from behind the net.
Not sure if Tippet and Co pulled out plan B in the second or if the Coyotes finally just kicked it in gear but either way it was like 2 different teams.