|ARI (-117) @ pinnacle|
I'm playing on ARIZONA. I like how this one sets up for the Coyotes. They just lost two in a row to these same Kings, at Phoenix, last week. After that, the Coyotes knocked off Anaheim twice before falling to Colorado, twice in a row. The Avs are a lot better than either the Kings or the Ducks though. Now, stepping down in class, they get a chance at some payback. Including the recent games in the desert, the road team is a perfect 4-0 in this series. The Coyotes won 3-2 the last time that they played here. Tonight, they catch the Kings playing their first game back home, after a long road trip. That's often a tough spot for teams and Kings' fans know that all too well. Indeed, you'd be a perfect 5-0 if you played against the Kings the past five times that they played a home game, following a road trip of seven or more days, as the Kings are 0-5 their last five in that situation. Tonight makes it six straight, as the revenge minded Coyotes bounce back with an important win.