Found May 21, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
PLAYERS: Mike Smith
TEAMS: Phoenix Coyotes
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, About the best thing you can say about the Coyotes’ chances is that there is still a chance. Had they come up flat one more time – during Sunday’s 2-0 victory in the fourth game of the series – they would have been busy preparing for the off-season and parrying questions about their future in the desert (nothing new on the Greg Jamison sale). Instead, they will play Game 5 Tuesday night, at home, in front of another sold-out crowd. Apart from the value of adding one more home gate to mitigate the tens of millions in losses absorbed this season, it gives them a chance to plant a little seed of doubt in the Kings’ minds. Much was made of Los Angeles’s so-so performance in Sunday’s loss, but the Kings really weren’t that bad. They held a 36-21 edge in shots, had the better scoring chances overall, and but for a goalpost here and a good save by Mike Smith there, it could have been a different story. more
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