A Plea To Coyotes’ Goalies..Stay In Your Net!
The theory behind the empty net is simple and can be very effective. Pull your goalie in a close game to add another attacking member of your team on the ice. I’ve seen it work many a time. During the last two Phoenix Coyotes games? Not so much.
In Monday night’s game against the Kings we saw the Yotes lose a 2 goal lead when Jason LaBarbera let a bad squeaker through. And you could just see his frustration when he punched the back of net. After that he just couldn’t seem to regroup and we watched the Kings score 4 unanswered goals, one of them the dreaded empty netter.
Tonight’s game against the Avalanche started out rough with a Colorado goal in less than one minute of play. Lackluster play dominated the 1st and 2nd periods but a glimmer of hope came during the 3rd when Ed Jovonovski scored putting us only a goal away from tying up the game. So the logical answer late in the game? Pull the goalie!! Bryz goes out, a Colorado goal comes in…..
Bryz comes back in…another Colorado goal comes in. Oh yes, the Avalanche in the wee minutes of the game scored another to put the final tally at 1-4.
So I say this whole empty net thing just isn’t working out all that well for us..keep your cabooses in the net and let’s win the next one.