Entries with the tag: phoenix coyotes
If I may, let me quote my colleague Hooks Orpik, in his post last night at Pensburgh, ‘cause he just hits the nail on the head;
“Uninterested. Half-hearted. Ugly. Lacksidasical. Piss-poor. Uninspired. Bland. Disappointing. Vomit-inducing.”
The Penguins got caught red-handed looking past the troubled Phoenix Coyotes towards tonight’s slobber-knocker against the Flyers, and it cost them. A completely flat and lazy Penguins performance resulted in a penalty-filled game, which turned into two Coyote powerplay goals in an eventual 3-0 stinker in front of a soldout but quiet Igloo crowd.
The current four game road trip for the Penguins is quickly turning into a disaster.
With all due respect to the Phoenix Coyotes, this is a game the Penguins should win. They’re a young team that’s still a couple of years away from contention. But as it is quickly appearing, it doesn’t seem to matter who the Pens are playing nowadays.
The Coyotes took full advantage of more shoddy play by the Penguins to get the win 4-1.
The outcome was compounded by the loss of Pens’ captain Sidney Crosby, who left the ice early in the third period with an unspecified injury, although it’s not believed to be serious. He’s listed as day-to-day.
Penguins at Coyotes, 10PM EST, Jobing.com Arena.
Penguins, 5-3-2, 12 pts., 6th in Eastern Conference
Coyotes, 3-4-0, 6 pts., 14th in Western Conference
One day after an absolutely putrid effort in San Jose, one in which his Pittsburgh Penguins only got 11 shots on goal, Head Coach Michel Therrien (known amongst Penguins’ blogs as HCMT, get used to it) has done yet again what he does best: He completely shuffled his top three lines.
In HCMT’s defense (which I don’t do very often, once again, get used to it), it’s not like he had much of a choice.