…And The Belt Goes To: Minnesota Edition
The Arizona Coyotes have been in a bit of a slump lately.
Their recent run of form had found them below the .500 mark for the first time all season, as well as on the outside looking in at a playoff spot in the weak Pacific Division.
That changed on Friday night in Glendale as the Arizona Coyotes defeated the Wild in overtime 2-1. Who scored the two goals?
None other than Mikkel Boedker, of course.
It fell right to Boeds who put it in the yawning net for the game-winning goal.
The real story on the night, though? It was Anders Lindback. He kept the team in the game when nothing was working for the Arizona Coyotes, and he was rewarded for his efforts with the win and the game belt.
— Yotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) December 12, 2015
Lindback finished the game saving 27 of 28 shots he faced for a .964 save percentage. Simply put, he was clutch.
By my reckoning, that’s the second time Lindback has won the Arizona Coyotes player of the game belt this season.
With Mike Smith in and out of form as well as in and out of the lineup, it’s possible that he could see a few more team awards if he can maintain consistency.