Found February 01, 2013 on Stars of Big D:
Phoenix Coyotes (2-4-1, 5 pts) @ Dallas Stars (2-4-1, 5 pts) 7:30 PM CT American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas The Coyotes Like Dallas, the Coyotes have been off to a tough start this season. They have the exact same record as the Stars and have lost three of the last four games. A big part of the struggles though may be the fact that Mike Smith has been injured and only played the first two games of the season. Smith looks like he’ll be back between the pipes tonight. Phoenix will be hoping that Smith is the cure-all for what’s been a very disappointing defense for the Coyotes so far this season. They’ve allowed at least four goals in all but one of their losses and have given up a bunch of power play goals to the opponent. On the positive side for Phoenix, they somehow have one of the best power play units in the league (at least one PP goal in six of the first seven games). Radim Vrbata has also played quite well and leads the team in points with seve...
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