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« Thread started on: Sep 21st, 2012, 12:49am »

NIGHT OF NEW FACES
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(From left to right) David Rundblad, Rotislav Klesla, and Radim Vrbata celebrate Vrbata's 3rd period
goal against the Ottawa Senators.


	A few new faces made their debuts with the Coyotes in rotation 2, beginning with 
a game against the Ottawa Senators. Superstar offensive defenseman David Rundblad
returned to the city that traded him a year ago and 1st round pick Henrik Samuelsson
made his NHL debut wearing number 94. Ottawa opened the scoring midway through the
first, benefitting from some slick passes from newly acquired Senators Jeff Petry and
Steve Downie. Martin Hanzal would tie it up before the end of the period off of a rebound.
The second period got off to a quick start with Downie, continuing his strong debut, burying
a cross crease from Erik Karlsson, but the lead was short lived as Hanzal restored the tie 4
minutes later off another rebound after his initial shot was blocked and it was all Phoenix
from then on. Vrbata and Sullivan score and Vermette would add a pair of his own, taking
over the team scoring lead with 5 goals on the season, and lifting the Coyotes to a 6-2 win
over the Sens. Pierre-Marc Bouchard also made his Coyotes debut after being acquired from
Minnesota for Derek Morris. Bouchard picked up an assist in a solid opening performance.
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 21st, 2012, 12:57am »

COYOTES SUFFER TOUGH LOSS
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Brad Richards beats Mike Smith low stick side as the Coyotes lose 3-2 to the Los Angeles Kings

	Phoenix then went on to the first big challenge of the season, a game against 
divisional rival and defending Stanley Cup champions, the Los Angeles Kings. After a
scoreless first Phoenix opened the scoring quickly in the second as Henrik Samuelsson
scored his first NHL goal off a rebound, one of few reasons to cheer for the Coyotes.
Gagne would tie it up and Vrbata would be injured off a questionable hit that went
unpenalized. LA would take the lead early in the third off a weak Kopitar backhander that
floated past Mike Smith. Martin Hanzal would restore the tie late in the game, as Quick
bobbled his wrister from the point, scoring his 3rd goal in 2 games. But LA would deny the
Coyotes overtime, turning the puck over on a strong fore-check and scoring in the last
minute to seal the win. Coach Dave Tippett was clearly livid with the hit, wondering aloud,
after the game, how such a vicious hit could go uncalled. “They’re jostling and Scuderi,
I think, spins around and swings at Radim’s head. Last I checked that wasn’t the kind of
physicality the NHL endorsed.” Whether the hit was clean or not, life goes on as the
Coyotes fall to 4-2-0 on the season and will be without Sniper Radim Vrbata for the next
15 games with a shoulder injury.
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« Reply #2 on: Sep 21st, 2012, 01:03am »

SMITH STANDS TALL
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Mike Smith celebrates his first shutout of the season with backup Jason Labarbera and Shane Doan after a
2-0 win in Buffalo.


	Phoenix, minus high scoring winger Radim Vrbata, made their way to Buffalo, looking to 
return to the win column against the Sabres. The Coyotes seemed to start the game a bit
sluggishly as they accustomed themselves to the line juggling of Coach Dave Tippett, but it
was their captain who came out flying. Shane Doan took it upon himself to help replace the
offense lost with Vrbata, scoring early in the first to give the Coyotes a lead they would not
relinquish. Zybnek Michalek added his fourth goal of the season, and Mike Smith turned away
all 25 shots he faced to earn his first shutout of the year. Daymond Langkow also suited up
for his final game with the Phoenix Coyotes, finding out after the game that he had been
traded to the Edmonton Oilers for prospect Anton Lander and a 2nd round pick in 2015. The
Coyotes GM was quoted after the game as saying “Daymond was instrumental in our playoff
run last season. He provided a solid physical presence, responsible play, and speed on the
rush. He did everything we asked of him and was a great member of this organization. We
will miss him and wish him the best of luck in Edmonton.”
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« Reply #3 on: Sep 22nd, 2012, 1:28pm »

PLAYOFF HAUNTING PT 1
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The Predators' Pekka Rinne makes a on Lauri Korpikoski during Phoenix's 4-2 loss to the
Predators.


	The Coyotes returned home to face-off in a rematch of last springs' 
Conference Semi-Finals against the Nashville Predators. Unfortunately for the
Coyotes this game had a much different outcome as they could not manage to
generate much of anything throughout the game. Nashville scored twice in the
first, including a Powerplay goal from Craig Smith (the first Phoenix has allowed
so far this year) and never looked back, easily defeating Phoenix 4-2. Head
Coach Dave Tippett was displeased with the effort in the loss, stating, "We did
nothing right. We didn't kill penalties, we didn't score on powerplays, we didn't
gain the zone, we didn't connect passes. It was a poor game that we could've
won, but not if we play like that."
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« Reply #4 on: Sep 22nd, 2012, 1:39pm »

PLAYOFF HAUNTING PT 2
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Chicago Blackhawk netminder Corey Crawford makes a save on Raffi Torres as
he shut out the Coyotes 2-0.


	The Desert Dogs returned to the road for another playoff rematch, this 
time facing first round oppenents the Chicago Blackhawks and again the
Coyotes were unable to emulate their playoff performance and were shut
out 2-0 by hot goaltender Corey Crawford. Dave Bolland broke the scoreless
game late in the 2nd off a quick wrist shot from the face-off dot that beat
Smith high glove side and the Hawks would add an empty net goal to seal the
win. Phoenix's shooters could not find a way to score for goaltender Mike Smith
who put together a spectacular performance in the loss, their second in a row
and fourth of the season. The Coyotes will look to rediscover their scoring touch
and the win column against All-Star Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens as
they close out the rotation on the road.
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