SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- With the Coyotes set to embark on a four-game road trip to the Eastern time zone, coach Dave Tippett was asked how he would spend the long fight.
"I'm planning on watching a horror film," Tippett said.
He was talking about tape of the team's 4-1 loss in San Jose on Saturday -- a loss that he has already watched on replay at least once.
"It didn't get any better the second time," Tippett quipped.
The Coyotes' follow-up to an impressive season-opening win over the Rangers was chock-full of mistakes, beginning with the Sharks' first goal, which was the product of a turnover and a poor line change.
"Thats one of the things we wanted to focus on this year: How do you go in and win in hard circumstances?" Tippett said. "Our first test wasn't very good."
Regardless, the team still sees the potential for positives on this trip. Following a whirlwind offseason, a number of personnel changes and a home opener filled with pageantry, the Coyotes will get a chance to escape ...