Toronto (9-10-6) at Phoenix (11-11-2), 9:00 pm EST
GLENDALE, Arizona (Ticker) — As a player, Wayne Gretzky set
virtually all of the offensive records in the NHL. The Phoenix
Coyotes coach hasn’t seen his team have the same scoring touch
The Coyotes will try to end their offensive woes and record
their fourth win in five contests when they face the Toronto
Maple Leafs on Thursday.
Phoenix has a Western Conference-low 56 goals, finding the back
of the net more than four times just once in 24 games.
Rookie Enver Lisin scored a pair of goals Tuesday to lead the
Coyotes to a 4-2 triumph over the Los Angeles Kings. A
22-year-old who spent significant time in the American Hockey
League, Lisin has four goals and six points in eight games this
The Maple Leafs have not shared their opponent’s problem of
scoring goals. Their struggles are on the other side of the
Toronto ranks 28th in the league – behind the Atlanta Thrashers
and Dallas Stars, surrendering 88 goals. Vesa Toskala has not
helped, posting a 9-7-5 record with a 3.13 goals–against
average and dreadful .888 save percentage.