Gila River Arena should be lively as the Arizona Coyotes and the Boston Bruins go head-to-head.
We have already seen Arizona Coyotes forward Anthony Duclair record a hat-trick against the Anaheim Ducks.
Running the risk of opening a season with four straight losses for the first time in over fifty years, Boston Bruins (1-3-0) got the first five goals as they went on to secure a 6-2 win against Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday. There was a goal with three assists for Jimmy Hayes, and Tyler Randell scored his first career game.
Starting in place of Tuukka Shelves, Jonas Gustavsson received some solid defense to the front and made 20 saves. This helped relieve the collective pressure from a Boston Bruins club that has been pressing through the first week.
Since the Coyotes arrived in Arizona only seven different players have scored at least 30 goals during a single season. Only two players have done so since 2006-07, meaning that the Arizona Coyotes and Colorado Avalanche are tied for the lowest league total during that time period. The lack of talent has started to catch up with them, and they are back into another rut that has seen them miss the playoffs in each of the last three seasons.
“You have to make good saves at the right times,” Tuukka Rask said. “And then you can’t afford mistakes.”
Rask has made a lot of saves and has recorded a 1.40 GAA during his five consecutive victories against the Arizona Coyotes (3-1-0). The Boston Bruins own a 20-7 goal advantage, having taken the last six from the Arizona Coyotes.