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Coyotes looking to make Jonathan Quick’s job miserable in goal

May 19, 2012, 3:35 PM EDT

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The Coyotes have had a host of problems in the Western Conference finals. They haven’t been competing at the same level they were at in previous rounds, they’re getting beat up by the Kings, and they’re not scoring goals or getting off many shots.

The latter fact is something that irks Coyotes coach Dave Tippett and he wants to see his team do more to make Jonathan Quick‘s life in goal miserable. Tippett tells Eric Duhatschek of The Globe And Mail now is the time to get things done.

“Until we continue to test him for an extended period of time,” said Tippett, “he hasn’t had it very tough down there.

“They’ve done a good job of protecting him, but I don’t think we’ve created enough around him.

“That’s the thing I’m most critical of our group about – finding opportunities.”

The Coyotes have been outshot terribly in this series by a count of 115-70. Getting just over 20 shots a game against a goalie that’s been lights out won’t win you many games nor goals. Being down 3-0 in the series means losing any battles means the season is over. If the Coyotes want to pull off a stunning comeback, rattling Quick might be the only shot they have.

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - May 19, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    The only problem is that he’s damn good. Testing him might not make a difference for Phoenix.

  2. cannonaz - May 19, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    GO YOTES!

  3. cannonaz - May 19, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    GO YOTES!!

  4. proudliberal85392 - May 20, 2012 at 12:12 AM

    GO COYOTES!!!!

  5. blomfeld - May 20, 2012 at 12:34 AM

    “ZIP IT” TIPPETT !

    Yerdon’s statement that “the Coyotes have been outshot terribly in this series by a count of 115-70″ pretty much sums things up. So Tippett can talk all he wants about making it “difficult” for Quick and throwing him off his game, etc. The fact of the matter is that we Kings have “six” goalies on the ice ! Yes, Jonathan is our rearguard savior and he’s the “best in the business” bar none. But our forwards and defense men are also goaltenders, which is something that the Coyotes are now starting to realize, much to their dismay … no different than the Blues and Canucks before them. So save your silly talk Tippett about storming the King’s net ! If anyone’s net is going to receive the “blitzkrieg” tomorrow, then that would be your own !

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