Both teams haven't played too well recently, but the Coyotes got an important win as they beat the traditional favorites in the Pacific division, the San Jose Sharks. After a hot February, the Coyotes turned ice cold as they lost five games in a row. On Saturday night, they got an important win by shutting out a team that has always beaten them handily. Mike Smith had 42 saves for his 5th shutout on the season. With this win, the Coyotes pull to 78 points, three more than the Sharks.
It's okay Sean Miller, I'm screaming my head off too... Actually it's not okay. You know why? It's cause the Cats were given a golden opportunity to win the Pac 12 Tournament. The only problem with the opportunity was that it was Colorado gold. The Cats would go up against a team that was playing four games in four nights, a team that they had routed before, a team that was new to the Pac 12, etc. Those should help Arizona win, right? Wrong. The Buffaloes had a solid game plan against the Cats and their leaders stepped up when the Cat's leaders did not step up. The Cats were in a position to win the game, though as they played airtight defense for the last several minutes, but their offense would not take advantage. Down by two with the final possession, the Cats would opt to go for the kill, but the trey was no good. Arizona will not be able to return to March since they've wasted the many opportunities they had this year.