The Phoenix Coyotes lost their season opener last night lost to the San Jose Sharks by a score of 6-3. Shots were the theme of the evening. The Coyotes gave up 52 of them and the team's fans likely drank about the same number so they could forget about having witnessed the ugly affair. The Desert Dogs now head to Dallas where they will take on the Stars in a Columbus Day afternoon affair on Monday.
More links after the jump...
Coyotes can’t blame Sharks rout on Mike Smith alone - ProHockeyTalk
Jame O Brien on the disturbing shot total from last night's contest.
Doan eager to reverse trend; Hanzal gets second 'A' - Ice Chips - JimGintonio -
Notes from before last night's game.
Aucoin's Blog: We're Ready to Drop the Puck - AUCOIN'S BLOG - A Blog by Adrian Aucion
Aucoin is blogging this season.
Pirates start new era with a victory - Maine Hockey Journal
Chris Roy with a recap of last night's game and notes.
Pirates get a win in season opener - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
The Yotes new AHL affiliate fares better than their parent club in their season opener.
News From Around the Hockey World
Sabres Sweep Europe With 4-2 Victory Over Kings - Die By The Blade
Buffalo took out Phoenix's division rival in Berlin.
New York Rangers Recap: Rangers Fall 2-1 To Ducks In Shootout - Blueshirt Banter
The Ducks from a loss in their opener to beat the Rangers overseas.
Blackhawks Return The Favor: Defeat Stars 5-2 - Defending Big D
Dallas made the home crowd in Chicago happy customers yesterday.
Ducks Trade Newton & Pick to Avs for Cumiskey - Anaheim Calling
Jen from Anaheim Calling's take on yesterday's trade between the Ducks and the Avs.
The Final Howl
Power Play Movement and Lanes - The Copper & Blue
Wonderful strategy post.
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