Series (Game 1 of 4)
Arizona leads 3-1
(2-4-0, 4 pts)
(2-3-1, 5 pts)
8:00 PM ET, October 17, 2006
Scottrade Center, Saint Louis, Missouri
S. Doan (Coyotes - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1
D. Scatchard (Coyotes - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0
R. Dvorak (Blues - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0
Phoenix (1-4-0) at St Louis (2-2-1) 8:00 pm EDT
ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- The Phoenix Coyotes looked sharp in their
season opener, but things have been vastly different since.
The Coyotes, losers of four straight, try to rebound against the
St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.
Phoenix opened with an impressive 6-3 victory over the New York
Islanders but have been outscored 20-5 in their four-game losing
The Coyotes' latest loss was a 4-1 defeat at Nashville on
Saturday. Fredrik Sjostrom scored the lone goal for Phoenix,
which went 1-for-5 on the power play.
The power play has been a major reason for the Coyotes'
struggles, as they are just 4-for-35 (11.4 percent) with the
extra man this season.
Phoenix goaltender Curtis Joseph, acquired as a free agent in
the offseason, has not been very good in going 1-3-0 with a 4.38
goals-against average and an .852 save percentage.
St. Louis tries to build off a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over
the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday. Jamie Rivers, Bill Guerin
and Martin Rucinsky scored power-play goals for the Blues.
St. Louis was an NHL-worst 12-23-6 at home last season, but is
2-0-0 so far this season on home ice.