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Arizona Coyotes vs Florida Panthers, February 25th 2016
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The Coyotes will come into Sunrise Center likely feeling a little cloudy, after their loss in Tampa Bay, bringing them up to three losses in a row. The Panthers won this week 3-1 over Winnipeg, but unfortunately still are just 3-5 over their last eight games. With both teams fighting for their next win, it will ultimately come down to who wants it more, and after fighting hard with two of the best teams in the NHL right now, Arizona will either feel more confident in beating the Panthers’ unthreatening offense, or they’ll come in with a lack of confidence off two tough losses.
The Coyotes (27-27-6) fell to the Capitals on Monday, and the Lightning on Tuesday – both of whom are pretty hot teams right now. While the Coyotes weren’t expected to win, their effort and fight throughout both games didn’t go un-noticed. Their defense seems to be their weak spot at this point, as they’re ranked 10th in the league in scoring, but 29th in goals allowed. Arizona is currently in the 10th spot in the Western playoff standings, 8 points behind the 8th spot, and a win against the Panthers could inch them ever closer to the next spot up.
The Panthers (34-18-7) continue to lead the Atlantic Division, three points over Tampa Bay and holding strong thanks to the likes of Jaromir Jagr. Jagr scored twice in the Panthers’ win against the Jets last weekend, bringing him into 3rd place on the all-time scoring list, with a total of 742 under his belt. Florida is 12th in the league in scoring, and 3rd in goals allowed. With Jagr and the rest of the Panthers’ offense trying to hold steady to their division lead, it’s likely the weaker defense of the Coyotes will have another tough battle ahead of them Thursday night.
Starting Goalies Tonight
- Arizona Coyotes -> Louis Domingue
Louis Domingue allowed two goals on 36 shots in Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. The 23-year-old was making his second start in two nights, but he failed to pick up a win in either of them. Domingue has dropped three games in a row. He has a 12-11-4 record with a 2.66 goals-against-average and a .914 save percentage this season.
- Florida Panthers -> Roberto Luongo
Luongo made several key saves in a 3-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets. “He looked really strong especially in the second period when they had those two or three breakaways on him,” said Gallant. “Sometimes, those three or four days off give you a chance to get back your game.
Arizona Coyotes vs Florida Panthers NHL Pick 2/25/16
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