Shuffle The Deck: Coyotes Switch Up Lines

Chris HoelerSenior Analyst IOctober 30, 2008

Phoenix Coyotes head coach Wayne Gretzky has mixed up the lines for tonight's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Tonight's game will have the following lines on the ice:

Fedoruk-Jokinen-Doan

Carcillo-Hanzal-Mueller

Porter-Reinprecht-Boedker

Winnik-Turris-Tikhonov

The coaching staff is trying to find consistent units of production that will give the Coyotes a chance to win every game. The Coyotes are currently the second-lowest scoring team in the NHL with 15 goals, ahead of only the Tampa Bay Lightning who have 14.

Three out of the four Coyotes' losses have been when they have only scored one goal. That has to change if Phoenix is going to make the playoffs and Gretzky is doing his best to find out what works.

Ilya Bryzgalov isn't Henrik Lundqvist or Roberto Luongo, a guy who can steals games every night.  

Tonight is a big test for the team going up against one of the best in the league. They have to avoid penalties and keep pressure on the depleted Penguin defense. Screening Marc Andre Fleury will be key to beating him. 

Phoenix plays tonight and will wrap up their home stand when they host the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. 

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