In front of a sellout crowd, on the 10th anniversary of the opening Jobing.com Arena, the Phoenix Coyotes left a lot of fans disappointed as they fell to the visiting San Jose Sharks 4-3 in an overtime shootout on Friday night.
“It was a competitive game,” Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett said. “We played pretty strong. A couple of chances here or there. A couple of bounces here or there and it would be a different outcome.”
Phoenix was paced by two-goals from forward David Moss and two assists from Mike Ribeiro. The Coyotes battled back in the third to force overtime against a San Jose squad that is currently tied for second in the Pacific Division.
“They're a really good hockey team,” Moss said. “We were up. We were down. We found a way to battle back. When it goes to a shootout anything can happen. We would have liked the two-points but we'll take the point and move on to tomorrow.”
The Coyotes are 1-2-3 in their last six-games and the loss dropped their season tally to 19-10-8. Phoenix is currently fifth in the Pacific Division and have lost their last two-games.
There's no rest for the weary as the Coyotes head west to California to take on the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday at 5 p.m. (PST) The Ducks are leading the Pacific Division and have won their last nine-games.
“A quick turn around, 5 o'clock tomorrow,” Tippett said. “The schedule makers didn't do us much favors there but look at the bright side, we just had three-days rest so we'll be ready to go.”