By Dave Vest GLENDALE – The Coyotes will try to sweep their two-game series with Boston in Prague on Sunday with another game vs. the Bruins at O2 Arena. The puck drops at 7 a.m. (Arizona time).
Phoenix (1-0-0) dominated Boston (0-1-0) for the first 40 minutes en route to a 5-2 victory on Saturday in the first game as part of the NHL’s 2010 Compuware Premiere series.
Coyotes goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, who made 40 saves in Saturday's game, will start Sunday's game, too.
Taylor Pyatt celebrates scoring a goal vs. Boston on Saturday. Photo by Getty Images.
Four players scored at least one goal for the Coyotes in the season opener, and nine had at least one point.
While pleased with the victory, Coyotes captain Shane Doan was not pleased that Phoenix gave Boston four power plays on Saturday.
"We have to be more disciplined," Doan told NHL.com. "... we took way too many penalties."
The Bruins, who trailed 4-0 after two periods on Saturday, clearly will be looking to start Sunday's game with more urgency and focus.
"To sum it up, I felt our team, when the game was on the line, made too many unforced errors,” Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien said after Saturday's loss. “When you give a team like that too many opportunities, they’re going to take advantage."
Playing in his native Czech Republic, forward Radim Vrbata notched two goals and an assist in Phoenix's 5-2 win over Boston on Saturday.
Forward Nathan Horton started his career with the Bruins by scoring two goals in the third period Saturday in his first game since coming to Boston from Florida.
The Coyotes will return to Arizona immediately after Sunday's game. Their next practice will be Tuesday at Jobing.com Arena. Their next game will be the home opener on Saturday vs. Detroit.
Coyotes captain Shane Doan turns 34 years old on Sunday.
This game is being televised in North America by NHL Network. Also, the game can be heard on XTRA Sports 910 (AM). Radio coverage begins at 6:30 a.m. A link to that broadcast will be provided at phoenixcoyotes.com.