Well this is it Coyotes fans, the last game before a long two week break for the Olympics. After a terrible loss to the Avalanche that the Coyotes should have found a way to win, the guys return home to face the Dallas Stars who have been in town for a couple of days already. This is the third time this season that the Coyotes will have faced the Stars in the second game of a back to back, splitting the previous two meetings.
Last night the Coyotes didn't play a terrible game, but needed to take advantage of the chances they had. Not that they had too many chances to do that either as every time they got things going on the power play they ended up getting some soft call against to negate the power play. Everything was even with about 4 minutes left, but the Avs were able to get the extra goal to win 2-1.
The Stars last played on Thursday taking the Flames down 3-1. It would have been a shutout had Brenden Morrow not cleared the puck into his own net. He was attempting to clear a turnover by Jerome Iginla, but just didn't get much and tipped it in. Other than that gaffe, the Stars were pretty well in control of the game. Marty Turco made 33 saves and Jaime Benn got another game winner.
|2009 - Ilya Bryzgalov||53||3118||32||16||119||2.29||1500||1381||.921||6|
I thought we might see LaBarbera in, but with two weeks off and playing backup to Evgeni Nabokov, keeping Bryz fresh could be a good thing. Bryz let in two goals on 25 shots, but didn't really have much of a chance on the second goal that changed direction on a Matt Duchene deflection.
|2009 - Marty Turco||42||2474||18||15||111||2.69||1267||1156||.912||3|
Turco had a great game against Calgary on Thursday, only letting in a shot from his own teammate. Maybe Dallas acquiring Kari Lehtonen is giving him a bit of a push to perform.
He's really been pushing the play lately and has been a big part of why our blueline scores so much. Let's see if he can't drive one in tonight.
Hey, maybe he'll forget which goal was his again :P Hey, I can hope right?