NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Wednesday, November 16th
(All times eastern)
Colorado Avalanche (9-6-2) at Phoenix Coyotes (9-9-2), 9 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Colorado Avalanche will try to get back on the winning
track this evening, as they visit the Phoenix Coyotes at Glendale Arena.
The Avalanche have lost two straight, including a 5-2 setback versus the
Edmonton Oilers on Monday night at the Pepsi Center. Mike Morrison made 31
saves in his first career start and Chris Pronger scored his first goal of the
year to lead Edmonton.
Rob Blake scored a goal and added an assist for the Avalanche. David Aebischer
struggled in net and allowed five goals on 22 shots.
Avs center Pierre Turgeon, who scored his 500th career goal last week, missed
Monday's game and is questionable for tonight's test due to a sore hip.
The Coyotes, meanwhile, have won four of their last six games (4-1-1) and are
coming off Saturday's 2-1 overtime victory against the Mighty Ducks.
Zbynek Michalek scored the game-winning goal 3:09 into the extra session to
Curtis Joseph made 43 saves and Ladislav Nagy tallied his fifth goal of the
season for Phoenix. The Coyotes snapped a six-game winless streak to Anaheim
despite being outshot 44-30 in the contest.
With the win, Joseph passed Grant Fuhr, his goaltending coach, for eighth on
the all-time wins list with 404.
Joseph has won four of his last five games (4-1) and has stopped 165-of-173
shots (.954 save percentage) in that span. Overall this year, he is fifth in
the league in save percentage (.927) and seventh in goals against average
The Coyotes are 5-3-1 at home this season, while Colorado is 3-3 on the road.
This is the first meeting of the season between these teams, The Avs have won
two straight and four of the last five matchups.
11/16 10:28:30 ET