The Coyotes definitely look more on top of their skates in the early going of Game 3. Los Angeles isn’t beating them to nearly the same number of pucks as they did in the first two games of the series. They’re getting through the neutral zone a little easier as well, and as a result, they’ve taken 15 shot attempts at Jonathan Quick through the first ten or so minutes of the game. That’s compared to just seven shot attempts from the Kings.
Oh, and Paul Bissonnette has made himself seen in his pair of shifts so far in the game. Sometimes, just a bit of energy can go a long way when your team has been thoroughly dominated like Phoenix has in these first two games. Bissonnette might not be all that good at hockey, but he can provide an emotional edge. It helps.
Los Angeles is getting its fair share of chances as well, but you can’t help but feel the Kings are a little less than comfortable with the way the game has begun.