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San Jose Sharks VS Phoenix Coyotes



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No goal

San Jose Sharks VS Phoenix Coyotes match analysis

I thought about this match, holding the first guiding principles of the draw and without goals in the first period. So, I wanted to make two bets here, full time result draw, @4.50 at Bet365 and No Goal in the first period @4.25 at Paddy Power. However I gave up on full time result and have taken only the other bet for mid stake. But I must admit, I have been shaken by the fact that the Coyotes' goalie will not be Ilya Bryzgalov, but much weaker Jason LaBarbera. So far, he played only eight matches, all on road and his performance seems very bad. With Ilya Bryzgalov in the game I would have a really strong case for this pick, since the match between these two teams should not be marked by a lot of number of goals. Honestly, the biggest reason for choosing thispick is in my observation that in the last  daily NHL matches it often happens that the first period be without goals. It sounds crazy, but I failed several times to follow it and now I have determined to not miss this, with high stakes, 8 / 10 or 9 / 10. However, after these changes goalies I will take it with only mid stake. Their last six matches ended with under 5.5 goals, so there is a tradition of that. Sharks are not much efficient at home, Coyotes are very strong away team, and I think here should not be more than  3 or 4 goals on the match, regardless of LaBarbera. If I miss this time, I will try again the same pick in the next round, probably on the match Dallas - Phoenix.
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