Found March 08, 2013 on Fox Sports Arizona:
GLENDALE, Ariz. Mike Smith didn't address reporters after Thursday's 6-3 loss to St. Louis at Arena, so it's hard to gauge whether he was more upset with his own play or the play of the team in front of him. Either one was fair game after the Coyotes reached the midpoint of the season with one of their poorest performances all year. "That wasn't our team right there," coach Dave Tippett said. And Mike Smith wasn't the same goalie that lifted Phoenix to its best season in the Valley one year ago. When you analyze the six goals St. Louis scored on Thursday, there's not a single one you could fairly characterize as a bad goal. Two came on rebounds of hard shots one that defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson had a chance to clear. One deflected in off defenseman Derek Morris' stick, No. 4 was a bang-bang play after a bad turnover by forward Kyle Chipchura in the defensive zone, No. 5 was a bang-bang play where no Blues were covered, least...

Coyotes midseason report card

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Coyotes reached the midpoint of the 2013 season in a place they didnt expect to be: outside looking in on the playoff race, with the four teams immediately ahead of them all having a game or two in hand. The culprits in this disappointing 11-10-3 start are easy to spot. Goalie Mike Smith hasnt shown more than glimpses of his 2011-12 incarnation, the teams...
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