Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 4/30/12
Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images This picture above says it all. Too many Predators looking around not paying attention and Phoenix scoring. It happened 5 times on the night and each time it was the Predators looking lost, confused and totally outmatched and out-coached by the Phoenix Coyotes. If Nashville was remotely favored by any of the crack team of experts to win this series, they are now back-pedaling faster than those who said this would be a goaltender dual (myself included). Pekka Rinne received next to no help and the Phoenix Coyotes take a commanding lead 2-0 in the series on the back of a 5-3 win. It was scoring by committee once again that saw five different goal scorers for Phoenix, many of them the hard driving opportunistic goals that helped them defeat Chicago and a mirror image of how Nashville played Detroit. The real problem is that Phoenix continues to play this way while the Predators have lost any sense of urgency, puck-handling, chemistry or scruple...
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