January 16, 2014
Today the Coyotes invite the Canucks (20-23-5) and are looking for their first ever win this season against Vancouver!
The first period ends with the Coyotes getting outshot 10-5 but able to keep the game 0-0. not much happened in the first at all and the Coyotes are hoping to get some points out of this game.
In the Second the Coyotes give up the first goal on the PP and are still outshot 24-14!
In the third the Canucks get on the board again on a PP goal but that is then sent to a 2-2 game by Riberio and Doan! This game is heading to OT and the Coyotes pick up at least 1 point.
less then 1 minute into the overtime period the new guy who was brought in Yakupov puts on in and the Coyotes get the W and 2 points!
January 18, 2014
The Coyotes take on the Devils (19-21-1) and look to get a little win streak going on. This game is a good one as the Devils are also one of the bottom feeders in the league.
The first period is a good one for the Coyotes as they out shoot (9-7) the devils and control the pace of the game. Unfortunately neither teams are able to get one on the board.
The second period continues to show Coyote dominance as they continue to out shoot (21-11) but are still unable to get a goal past the Devils and the game is still 0-0
The third period still has the Coyotes taking it to the devils with a 31-15 outshooting performance but the Devils are held strong by their goaltender and the game goes into overtime tied at 0.
Again less then 1 minute into overtime young gun Yakupov puts on in and the Coyotes win their second straight OT win!
January 20, 2014
The Coyotes come into tonights game against the Maple Leafs (30-16-4) for their second game of the season. The Coyotes do get some help at Cody Franson was just recently injured.
The first period plays out evenly in the end and the Coyotes and Maple Leafs head into the second period tied up at 1-1 with both teams getting 8 shots on net.
In the second period of the game the Maple Leafs took control of the shots aspect of the game but it is the Coyotes that get on the board again and head into the third up 2-1!
in the third within 2 minutes of the middle of the period 3 goals are put into the net and the Coyotes and Maple Leafs both head into overtime tied up at 3-3. This is the third straight game that the Coyotes have taken to OT and are looking for their 3rd win!
the OT period does not solve anything but the Coyotes take the game in the Shootout by a 2-1 score! this is the third straight win for the Coyotes and their third straight OT win!
January 22, 2014
Tonight the Coyotes head to Calgary to take on the Flames (21-26-3) and get revenge for the 3-2 loss that the Flames handed to them earlier this month. The Coyotes are on a nice little three game winning streak and hope to turn that into four.
The first period doesn't start the way the Coyotes would like it as the Flames score within the first minute of the game. The Coyotes do regroup but aren't able to get anything else on the board and go into the second down 1-0.
The second period sees the Coyotes get 2 goals and take the lead from the Flames. The Coyotes are playing great hockey and are stoping the Flames from getting many shots (14).
The third period sees the Flames score and tie up the game at 2. The score doesn't change and the Coyotes go to overtime for the 4th straight game and look to capitalize once again!
Once again for the third time in the last four games young stud Yakupov scores within the first minute of overtime and the Coyotes win their 4th straight OT game and have turned on a night little streak as of late!
January 24, 2014
Tonight the Coyotes head up to Edmonton from Calgary to take on the Oilers (22-27-3). The Coyotes who have been on a nice 4 game winning streak which has put them into 9th place in the Western Conference and only 3 points out of the last playoff position.
The first period sees the Oilers take a 1-0 lead in what is a very even game, the Coyotes who were able to put a good offensive battle but unable to get a goal by good old Marty. of course as luck would have it the Coyotes were scored on by old sharp shooter Radim Vrbata!
The second period saw the Coyotes take it to the Oilers outshooting them 14-7 and getting on the board by a Boedker even strength goal.
The third period sees the Oilers and Coyotes take it to the opposing teams but neither are able to get one past the opposition on their 13 (ARZ)- 10 (EDM) shots. The Coyotes now head to their 5th straight OT!
Once again in the OT period young gun Nail Yakupov comes through and scores against his old team! The Coyotes now have won 5 straight games but in the process given up 5 points to their opponents.
January 26, 2014
Tonight the Coyotes continue their Western Canada swing as they head to Vancouver to take on the Canucks (22-23-7) who sit 1 point ahead of the Coyotes and with a win tonight the Coyotes could take themselves into the 8th seed position in the West! The Coyotes do have an advantage tonight as recently Roberto Loungo went down with Bicep Tendinitis after getting into a fight in a game against Nashville!
The first period starts out with some difficulty in net for both teams as both teams are able to get goals within 5 minutes and the Coyotes able to get a second at just 5:04 into the game! After a bad start to the game for both goalies the teams get it together and take it into the second period 2-1.
The second period sees the Coyotes and Canucks both get goals in the last 4 minutes of the period and the game heads into the third being 3-2! both teams are getting goals in a very efficient manner manner as Vancouver is outshooting the Coyotes 16-14 after 2.
The third period sees the Canucks tie the game around the mid mark and it looks as if the game will be going into another OT game for the Coyotes 6th straight game but Captain Shane Doan is able to net a PP goal at 18:40 which leads the Coyotes to their 6th straight win and puts them back into the playoff position.
January 28, 2014
Tonight the Coyotes are back at home taking on the LA Kings (31-22-1). The Coyotes enter this game without 3rd line LW Lauri Korpikoski who gets a lot of time on the PP for the Coyotes. The Coyotes also bring into this game a 6 game winning streak while the Kings come into tonights game very streaky winning and losing games in a sporadic manner.
The Coyotes and Kings enter the first firing hard and both teams getting a goal in the last 4 minutes of the game. The Coyotes are getting outshot hard in this game by the Kings ending the first period outshot 15-8.
The second period sees the Kings score two more times and continue to outshot and outscore the Coyotes 29-15. Going into the third period the Coyotes are looking to get more shots and play a harder defensive game.
The third period is not much better for the Coyotes who get scored on one more time with a PP goal by Carter and the Coyotes drop the game 4-1 to the Kings.
January 30, 2014
The Coyotes hold host to the Buffalo Sabres (23-26-4), something they will have to do without their number one goalie Mike Smith who is out for the next few days with a sprained ankle. Tonight we see Thomas Greiss in net for the Coyotes and looks to get a winning record for the season.
the first period sees the Coyotes and Sabres playing a good defensive game only allowing 7-4 shots on net.
The second period sees the Coyotes score twice and get the shots even again at 12-11. The Coyotes have picked up the game a little since the first and backup goalie Thomas Greiss looks to be holding down the net quite well.
The third period sees the Coyotes add one more PP goal and Thomas Greiss gets a SO on a third period push by the Sabres.
This win puts the Coyotes back at a "winning" record at 24-24-6
The Coyotes end January on a (7-3-0) record which has moved them into a tie with Colorado for 8th place in the Western Conference.