Vancouver Canucks: Week 12 Pacific Division Power Rankings

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Dec 17, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Coyotes left wing Jordan Martinook (48) celebrates with right wing Shane Doan (19) and center Brad Richardson (12) after scoring a goal in the second period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

5. Arizona Coyotes

Last Week’s Record: 1-1-0

Overall Record: 15-15-2

What’s Good?

The Coyotes scored five times in a 7-5 loss against the Columbus Blue Jackets and shut out the Islanders in a 1-0 victory. Two very different games that had obvious positives and negatives. One five-goal game (awesome), one shutout (awesome), but seven goals against in the first game (terrible) and only one goal scored in the second (similarly bad).

What’s Bad?

As mentioned above, both games had big negatives. However, only the seven goals against really hurt. Goalies Mike Smith and Alex Lindback are terrible as always. But didn’t one of them get a shutout? Nope, that was rookie Louis Domingue in the ninth NHL game of his career, second this season.

What’s Next?

Arizona’s six-game road trip will come to an end this week, as the Coyotes head to Toronto and Los Angeles. The week will be capped off with a home game against the Avalanche. Nothing easy, but at least two points should be possible.

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