Phoenix Coyotes at New Jersey Devils Free NHL Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 3/26/2014
Thursday, March 27, 7:00 PM on FSAZ, MSG
Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
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The Phoenix Coyotes were able to help get coach Dave Tippett his 450th career win the last time they faced the New Jersey Devils, a tightly fought contest that Phoenix won 3-2 at home. Martin Hanzal had a goal and an assist in the encounter, including the eventual game-winning goal late in the second period.
The Coyotes got off to a great start thanks to Jordan Szwarz's third goal of the season just two and a half minutes into the game. Jeff Halpern doubled the hosts lead 10 minutes later, but Ryane Clowe was able to get one back for the Devils on a late power-play goal. Hanzal gave Phoenix the 3-1 lead midway through the third period with a power-play goal of his own. Jaromir Jagr scored with less than three minutes left to go in the third, but the Devils were unable to get any more.
Phoenix's goalie Mike Smith had a very good game, stopping 33 of the shots he faced. His best save of the night was a clutch stop on Jagr, who had a chance to tie the game up with a little over a minute left in the game.
New Jersey's left wing Ryane Clowe was the standout performer for the Devils with a goal and an assist on the night. Veteran goalie Martin Brodeur had 24 saves on the night.
Phoenix is 13-23 straight up on the road this season
Phoenix is 16-20-0 against the over/under on the road this season
New Jersey is 18-17 straight up at home this season
New Jersey is 13-17-5 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
03/24/14 LW Lauri Korpikoski Upper Body questionable
03/24/14 GO Mike Smith Knee questionable
03/20/14 D David Schlemko Foot out indefinitely
11/29/13 D Adam Larsson Knee out indefinitely
03/23/14 LW Tim Sestito Concussion questionable Thursday vs Phoenix
Josh's Pick: Take New Jersey
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