Will the Phoenix Coyotes Be Haunted by the Ghost of the Second Half Again?

January 2nd, 2010 by Derek Pivko Leave a reply »
The first half of the season has already past leaving several Phoenix Coyotes opponents shutout thanks to Ilya Bryzgalov.

The Coyotes have become a success story in the Jobing Arena where the Coyotes ended a franchise record 10-game home winning streak to start the second half of the season.

The Coyotes 16-5-1 home record is second in the Western Conference next to the Chicago Blackhawks 18-4-1 home record.

While the Coyotes have enjoyed success this season, what people might have forgotten was how dominant they were last year before a second half disaster.

On this day last year, the Coyotes had 13 home wins which was tied for second most in the Western Conference (almost identical to this season). After beating the New York Islanders last season on Jan. 2, 2009 the Coyotes would be shut out by a total of 8-0 in after losing to division rival Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks.

The Coyotes would have their first losing month in January of last season. However, it wasn’t until February when the Coyotes nose dived to the bottom of the Pacific (division) winning three out of 12 games in the month of February.

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