From Merriam-Webster:

The female of a dog or other carnivorous animal

A malicious, spiteful or overbearing woman.

Something that is extremely difficult, objectionable or unpleasant

Fits like a glove, doesn’t it? The Coyotes players and fan base should wear the title like a badge of honor. They have earned it.

Some of the emotions and feel of tonight’s game brought back memories of last season’s Western Conference Finals. We controlled most of the minutes, the Coyotes had their moments and Jason LaBarbera was in true form. Enough about the dogs.

Davis Drewiske and Jake Muzzin were solid. Proud of them both. Jake got his first goal which I am sure got Judy Muzzin to jump up and down and let out a fuck yeah in Woodstock, Ontario. While Davis doesn’t have Greene’s physical edge, he played smart and within his skill-set.

Anze finally broke through with two goals, the first being a beauty. Williams and Brownie…work in progress.

Mike Richards gets props for dropping the gloves against a much bigger bitch in Shane Doan and, unfortunately, that’s all I got on Richards. I miss Mike Richards.

Quick was good, made a couple of big saves but I want that second goal against him back. He was still on his pads, even though the puck was nowhere near him and getting beat low and to the long side is an odd one for him to give up.

The 5 on 4 PK was outstanding. The powerplay, including the two man advantage, was maddening. We spend so much time looking for the perfect play or open lane. There is no creativity. No formations set up for the low-release (a high percentage play). The one timer attempts are all above the circle and, unfortunately, all very predictable. The puck isn’t carried low enough, shot close enough between the dots and each pass from a D to a forward and back is telegraphed. Fortunately, unlike last season, we no longer struggle with the zone entries. Sutter’s forechecking system has fixed that. What isn’t fixed is the rest of it. I would like to see Kopitar, Carter and Clifford on the first powerplay unit with Doughty and Voynov at the point. The second unit should be Stoll, Brown and Gagne with Richards and Martinez.

Fuck it, we won.

Let’s dance