We get one game to see the sneak preview of the Dave Tippett Experience before it goes live for real. Luckily it's against an opponent that while skilled, we've had the number of over the last couple of years. The Sharks come into the game after blowing out the Ducks last night 6 - 0. With Douglas Murray of all players getting a Hat-Trick and a plus 5. Not entirely sure how that happened, but it looks like the Sharks now have some secondary scoring. On our end we're almost down to our opening night roster. In fact with Taylor Pyatt now out for at least the first few weeks tonight's lineup should be pretty much it minus one defenseman.
I'm just excited to see if there are any differences in how things are done in tonight's game as opposed to what we're used to. Should be a good matchup.
The Game is available on XTRA 910 AM here in the Valley
Players to watch: Daniel Winnik is probably playing for his spot right now as we have too many centers. Surprising to see MacLean out of the lineup.
Doug Murray coming off his big night against the Ducks. Not much rest, but gotta put a target on him as his confidence has to be through the roof today.
Coyotes Line up:
Scottie Upshall - Matthew Lombardi - Peter Mueller
Shane Doan - Vernon Fiddler - Daniel Winnik
Petr Prucha - Martin Hanzal - Radim Vrbata
Lauri Korpikoski - Kevin Porter - Mikkel Boedker
Kurt Sauer - Zbynek Michalek
Keith Yandle - Sami Lepisto
Jim Vandermeer - Adrian Aucoin