In the Coyotes second home game of this young season, we drop the puck against the St. Louis Blues. THe Coyotes had lost 2 in a row before knocking off San Jose in a defensive battle on Monday. St. Louis hasn't been able to get back in the win column since beating the Red Wings twice over in Sweden. They dropped game to both Atlanta and then Los Angeles on Saturday. Which means once again we get a pretty well rested team to play against.
Also I hate Parent Teacher Conferences so sorry for the lateness...
Five for Winning
Bryz Dogs: Bryz has been stellar so far this year. 2 shutouts, 3 wins a .960 Sv% and a 0.98 GAA? What more could you ask for? The question is if he can keep this up all season long. Maybe Fuhr was that bad of a fit for him. Maybe Burke in at goalie coach has made a difference. Whatever it is, It's working.
D-Fence: The D has been excellent in every game, even in our two losses to Columbus and Buffalo. We've only allowed 7 goals against in 5 games which is pretty outstanding. THey've kept us competitive every game, even when we haven't been able to generate the offense to get the W.
Still Need Goals: In Buffalo we lost by 1. Against Columbus we lost by 2, one in the empty net. And in San Jose we went into the shootout 0-0. While we haven't looked bad losing, we need to get some goals to get this thing done. Shots haven't been a problem as we're getting them on goal, we just have to start getting them IN.
Pyatt should be ready: Mikkel Boedker was sent down to San Antonio yesterday, likely to make room for Taylor Pyatt to come off the IR again. We'll finally get to see what he can do after being picked up in the offseason.
Need to Get Going at Home: It's only our second home game of the year, but we need to get a win at home. The Coyotes seem to be good either away, or at home each season, but never both at the same time. If this is a team that wants to make the playoffs, we're going to have to be good at both this year.