Originally written on Hockey Fan Land  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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Just over 16 minutes ticked away off the clock in the second period, before the Phoenix Coyotes were able to muster up their first real, quality offensive shift. While clinging to a one-goal lead, the Coyotes and Mike Smith dodged a plethora of bullets thrown their way by the Predators' offense in the second.  Literally, dodged.  The Predators, while dominating the play for the majority of the second period, were their own worst enemy. Quality chance after quality chance was wasted away by the Predators from their inability to simply put the puck on net.  Maybe the Preds figured since they can't put a puck past Smith when the shot is actually on net, maybe shooting over the four-by-six cage would create some sort of parallel-universe alternate reality, where you score goals by missing the net.  Whatever the case, Nashville now finds themselves on the wrong end of a 3-1 series, ultimately fighting for their playoff lives when play continues, Monday night in Glendale.  Patric Hornqvis...
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