The Arizona Coyotes went from tying the game 1-1 to being down 4-1 in less than six minutes of play.
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Is none of the above an option?
It wasn’t that the Coyotes played poorly, it was that they lost their focus for about five or six minutes in the second period and threw an easily winnable game away. No one looks good when that happens.
Mike Smith was pulled for Louis Domingue after the fourth goal and Domingue came in and held the Canucks scoreless for the duration. If I had to give kudos to anyone, it’d be him.
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I wish there were more nice things to say. I truly do.
This team is what it is, though.
No amount of blaming it on execution or compete level or whatever is going to change that.
The pieces, at least defensively, don’t fit together.
Up front, the Arizona Coyotes are lacking goal-scoring or at least scoring chances from several of their most important pieces.
They outchanced the Canucks heavily tonight. That is encouraging.
Unfortunately, tonight was the night when the goaltending had a bad night after a run of strong performances.