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Phoenix Coyotes VS Colorado Avalanche

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Phoenix Coyotes VS Colorado Avalanche match analysis

Something I do not see that this pick is played a lot, but this bet seems so obvious to me that I am a bit apprehensive. If there was not that "fear", I would take home win with a handicap. This is a very important game for the Coyotes, they need all three points because four teams are attacking the fourth position in which the Coyotes are. If they cannot win against Colorado at this point, then they do not even deserve the fourth place for play-off. After Edmonton Oilers, Colorado Avalanche are the weakest team of Western Conference, and they had only 4 victories in the last 30 games! Up to two of the four victories they have come after OT, and one of them was against Edmonton Oilers, while 24 of 26 defeats they suffered within regular 60 minutes. Phoenix Coyotes have eight victories in their last ten games, and only one of these eight was after OT - the day before yesterday, against Dallas Stars. Goalie Ilya Bryzgalov is in great form, in all eight victories in the last ten games he had a very high performance, double-shutout, three times only one allowed goal. Two days ago, he had a fantastic performance against Stars, 44 defense of 45 shots against, Sv% .978. Against Colorado Avalanche, he played two of three games this season and saved 55 of 57 shots against - GAA 1.00, Sv% .965. Peter Budaj will be into goal of Avalanche. This season he played only 13 minutes against Phoenix Coyotes and within that short time he allowed 2 goals. In that game he replaced Craig Anderson, who is now in Ottawa. Colorado Avalanche have two injured players, Adam Foote and Ryan Wilson. That tell us that the problem is not in the absence of players, but it is in a quality of the team. The Coyotes are without three players - Ed Jovanovski, Martin Hanzal and Lauri Korpikoski, and their recovery is expected to start play-offs. This season, they played three matches against each other, all three won Phoenix, all three with handicap, and two of those were with the shutout. There is an obvious difference in quality, shape and motives, that the victory within regular 60 minutes is at least what is expected of Phoenix tonight.
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