The win tonight was also a huge confidence-builder for the Coyotes because the Blues had won all three of the previous meeting between the teams this year (3-2, 4-1, 4-0). Mike Smith was the 1st Star of the game tonight and Yandle, Vrbata, Doan and Boedker scored for the Coyotes.
In my previous article on the Coyotes (“Phoenix Coyotes — Differences That Could Take Them Further This Year”), I stated that they were a different team this year and that their chances in the playoffs would be better due to the addition of Mike Smith, the improved and outstanding play of veterans Ray Whitney and Radim Vrbata, the addition of Raffi Torres, the great play of Lauri Korpikoski who has three short-handed goals, Yandle’s steadiness, Hanzal’s good play when he has been healthy, and Doan’s experience. I also stated that Dave Tippett is an outstanding coach, and you know that he will do his best to get everything that his players have. He was the coach of the year in 2010—Jack Adams winner.
Boedker scored a nice goal tonight for the Coyotes and you can see it by clicking the following link. Thanks to YouTube!
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