No matter how bleak the playoff chances for the Phoenix Coyotes, they insist they aren't giving up with six games left.
Phoenix looks to find its scoring touch and give a boost to its postseason hopes Thursday night when it visits a St. Louis Blues team that has won seven of nine.
Possibly the biggest detriment to the Coyotes' playoff chances has been their inconsistency. A 3-0 loss to St. Louis on March 14 was the first of three straight shutouts to begin a seven-game losing streak.
They responded with a 4-0-1 stretch, totaling 20 goals, but have since lost three of four while scoring just five times.
"There's a group of players that are giving all-in effort," coach Dave Tippett said. "What frustrates me is when you have situations when you don't think we're playing as well as we can. We don't have enough players impacting the outcome of the game in a positive way. We've got too many players that are just taking up a spot right now."
Tippett's team is coming off a 4-0 loss to ...