Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 04/30/12 at 11:03 AM ET
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
The Phoenix Coyotes know the law of averages.
Stealing three games in a row in the NHL playoffs? Not very likely.
And they made sure not to test that theory Sunday night with their best effort of the postseason, fully deserving this time of a 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators to go up 2-0 in their second-round series.
“It was a much better game for us,’’ said Coyotes winger Taylor Pyatt, author of the game-winning goal. “We looked a lot more confident with the puck, a lot more poised. It was a real solid effort, all-around.’‘
They weren’t outshot. They didn’t have to rely on the heroics of netminder Mike Smith. They just went out and plain beat the Predators in almost every facet, displaying more cohesion and urgency in their game.
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