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A Plea To Coyotes’ Goalies..Stay In Your Net!

Phoenix CoyotesThe 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.

Let’s Puck!

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3 comments for “A Plea To Coyotes’ Goalies..Stay In Your Net!”

  1. My friend torturedkingsfan HATED Jason LaBarbera when he was in LA, reports are that he’s not very good at all. The Kings probably knew that and knew how to play to his weaknesses. You might want to pray that Brzy stays healthy…

    Posted by sharksfanNo Gravatar | November 5, 2009, 9:58 am
  2. I used to think that the Phoenix defense was the envy of the league. Last month, it was solid, only letting in around 20 goals. Now, they’re letting in goals all the time. I think that Bryzgalov is a great goalie, the most underrated in the league. However, I think that Phoenix needs to give him some help. They haven’t been able to keep the puck away from the net and score goals.

    Posted by EricNo Gravatar | November 5, 2009, 12:04 pm
  3. I am hoping that Bryz stays healthy but LaBarbera hasn’t been too bad, of course I’m the optimist. I am more worried that Michalek is injured. He really leads the defensive charge. Here’s hoping for his speedy recovery!

    Posted by PuckGalNo Gravatar | November 10, 2009, 7:14 pm

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