Time To Wake the Coyotes: The Phoenix Coyotes Struggling in January

January 10th, 2010 by Derek Pivko Leave a reply »
After setting a franchise record for wins in a month in December, the Phoenix Coyotes have looked nothing like they were last month.

With four games completed in January the Coyotes have given up 17 goals; last month it took the Coyotes nine games to give up 17 goals.

While it might be impossible to top what they did last month, the Coyotes need to wake up before the curse of the second half haunts the them for the second consecutive season.

Part of the blame behind this skid has been injuries.

However, that is a poor excuse.

Every team battles injuries, and the Coyotes have failed to produce in the absence of leading scorer Scottie Upshall.

Heading into the third period against the New York Islanders last night the Coyotes were trailing 4-1.

No team should be down by three goals to the Islanders.

However, the Coyotes showed fire in them, which has been missing this month as they came back to tie up the game but lost in a shootout.

Perhaps the loss to the Islanders was the best thing to the Coyotes this season. The Coyotes showed that they are capable of coming back from a th ...

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