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Bruins vs. Coyotes 10/14/17 PREVIEW: Desert dogfight

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Arizona isn’t doing great and needs a big early win, Boston isn’t doing great either and needs the same. Something’s got to give!

NHL: Arizona Coyotes at Boston Bruins Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Just the Facts:

The Time: 9pm EST

The Place: Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona

Place to Watch: NESN, FOX Sports - AZ

Place to Listen: 98.5 The Sports Hub, ESPN 620 AM (Phoenix)

Opposing SBNation Blog: Five for Howling

Quick Game Preview:

Boston after a good opening game has dropped two embarrassing games against the Avs: Bad defense, ineffective offense, confusing roster decisions, and uninspiring goaltending have the B’s looking up at the Lightning and Leafs as both teams run roughshod over the rest of the division.

Meanwhile, in spite of everything the Coyotes have done in the offseason, their season has had them getting leads, looking strong, in general looking perfectly fine for at least a period or two...then pissing every last second of that hard work away and in real danger of leaving the first two weeks of the season without a win. Oh, and they’ve probably lost Antti Raanta.

Both teams have had some hard times put upon them, and both sides are desperately looking for some good news coming out of tonight.

In short, this matchup is bizarrely important for both teams and it should be hotly contested.

NEVER 4GET:

You could always consider going to Arizona State!