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Game 37: Coyotes 3, Avalanche 1 (Quickie Recap)

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I have no idea what's going on here, but it seems like a fun way to spend New Year's Eve

Photo courtesy Norm Hall (Getty)


Final - 12.31.2008 1 2 3 Total
Colorado Avalanche 1 0 0 1
Phoenix Coyotes 0 2 1 3

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The Phoenix Coyotes stopped the Avalanche winning streak at 3, dropping the Avs 3-1. I didn't watch the game as I was out celebrating with my family. It's recorded, but I don't feel all that compelled to watch it.

From what I gather from the game:

TJ Hensick scored the only goal and Tony Granato finally followed my advice and moved him up with Smyth and Hejduk for part of the game. Granato even said some nice things about him afterwards, but also seemed to be leaning towards going back to Arnason in the next game.

It didn't seem like a very physical game - not a lot of hits for either team, and just 5 penalties overall (and all 4 goals were at even strength).

Brett Clark was on the ice for all 4 goals.

The Avs still can't win a faceoff to save their collective lives.

Next up is Columbus tomorrow. *Yawn*

Today, of course, is the Winter Classic game (featuring two coaches who defeated us in the playoffs last year). James Mirtle will have a live blog going if you're into that sort of thing. I may take part, if the opportunity presents itself. Either way, I'll be watching the game (my wife is going to make poutine and buffalo wings), mostly because it seems like the right thing to do.

Happy New Year, everyone!