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GDT: Coyotes clash with Kings

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The Coyotes and Kings will go at it in a late night game.

Arizona Coyotes v Los Angeles Kings

Game Preview

The Arizona Coyotes have traveled to California to take on the Los Angeles Kings. After falling 4-1 to the Dallas Stars on Thursday the Coyotes are looking to bounce back. More importantly they are looking to get back to playing well like they had been since the start of the new year. They earned points in 7 of their last 10 games and beat some very good teams including the St. Louis Blues, Nashville Predators and New York Islanders. This may be a bit more difficult to do while Antti Raanta is out. After being in a car accident before the Dallas game he didn’t make the trip with the Coyotes and Adin Hill was called to backup Scott Wedgewood. Hopefully having their Dads on this road trip will help spur them to a win.

The Kings will also be looking to bounce back after having lost 5-0 to the Predators on Thursday. They are currently 3 points out of a wildcard spot and looking to fight their way in to the playoffs. The Kings are still missing forward Jeff Carter as he is still recovering from ankle surgery. Also Alec Martinez will be missing as he left the Predators game with a lower body injury.

For more information on the Kings check out Jewels From the Crown.

Game Wrap Up

How does one properly sum up this game? Yuck...pretty much covers it all. The Coyotes handed this 6-0 win to the Kings and even the Dads will likely give the team pieces of their minds. The score would normally imply that the goaltending was the issue for this game but that is not the case. Wedgewood played fairly well but the mistakes in front him ended up in the back of the net. It didn't help that the only goal scored by the Coyotes was called back because Max Domi was offside. A real pity since it would have been Niklas Hjalmarsson's first goal as a member of the Coyotes. It also didn't help that no one in the league can agree what is and is not goaltender interference, even the announcers have given up trying to figure it out.

It's pretty disappointing to have two poorly played games in a row just when it felt like the team was starting to turn a corner.

Looking Ahead

Next up the Coyotes take on the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday, February 6 at 6:00 p.m. local time. The broadcast can be viewed on Fox Sports Arizona Plus and heard on ESPN 620 AM.