GLENDALE, Ariz. -- We don't want to jump to hasty conclusions, but in two games against what have to be considered Western Conference elite teams, the Coyotes have been absolutely steamrolled.
Chicago's 5-2 win on Tuesday at Jobing.com Arena was arguably more one-sided than San Jose's 6-2 win in the season-opener because the Blackhawks not only revved up the offense, they suffocated the Coyotes' offense, outshooting them 35-16.
"It's a reality check," Phoenix coach Dave Tippett said. "It's too bad that you need reality checks now and then but it is what is."
What it was is a reminder of how the Coyotes must play to be successful: get the puck in deep, forecheck the socks off the opposition, generate enough chances, limit their opponents' chances and always outwork their opponents.
Phoenix was 0 for 5 on that stat sheet.
"Give them credit, they beat us every way," captain Shane Doan said of the Blackhawks. "They play...