Found April 08, 2012 on Committed Indians:
With their win on Saturday night, the Phoenix Coyotes clinched the Pacific Division title and a first round playoff matchup with the Chicago Blackhawks. So how do the two teams stack up? Let’s take a look. We have already talked … Continue reading →

Bryan Bickell’s Second Half Surge Helping Hawks

While Jonathan Toews has been missing from the lineup, the superstars on the Hawks roster have carried their share of the offensive burden. But the contributions of the much-maligned Bryan Bickell, who struggled for much of the season’s first half, … Continue reading →

Can the Coyotes play their game in the playoffs?

For the third consecutive season, the Phoenix Coyotes made it to the postseason on the back of their tight-knit, defensive system. Can they force other teams to play that game during the postseason?Head coach Dave Tippett is simply a mastermind with the Xs and Os. After losing important pieces to the puzzle like Kyle Turris, Ilya Bryzgalov, Vernon Fiddler, Lee Stempniak, and Eric...

Coyotes bring division title to the desert

The Phoenix Coyotes have been to the playoffs plenty of times, even without an owner the past two years. Now, they finally have the one thing that had been missing: A division title. With a 4-1 win over Minnesota Saturday night, Phoenix wrapped up the Pacific Division, its first division crown in 33 years as a franchise. After everything the team went through, this may be the...

Blackhawks Claim They Continue To Lose Money

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,  Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz, in a TV interview with, says the wildly successful Hawks, with more than 200 consecutive sellouts at the United Center, still aren’t making a profit. A lot of people don’t realize, Wirtz said, that the Blackhawks deal in 88-cent dollars, surrendering 12 percent of their revenues ...

Division title within reach as Coyotes visit Wild

Never in the 33-year NHL history of the Phoenix Coyotes' franchise has it won a division title. Not as the Winnipeg Jets, and not in any of its previous stops in the Smythe, Norris and Central divisions. Not even The Great One could lead the Coyotes to the top of the Pacific. All of that would change with a victory Saturday night. Phoenix visits the Minnesota Wild in the regular...

Blackhawks-Coyotes: Round 1 Schedule Set

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Patrick Kane's ridiculous between-the-legs shootout goal

Chicago's Patrick Kane scored a beautiful between-the-legs shootout goal last night against the Detroit Red Wings. Actually, 'between-the-legs' only begins to explain this beauty. Every time you... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Smith, Stamkos, Crosby named NHL's Three Stars

Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith was named the NHL's First Star of the Week on Monday. Smith extended his shutout streak to 234 minutes, 25 seconds before yielding a goal to St. Louis during the first period on Friday. He stopped 31 of 32 shots that night and made 23 saves on Saturday as Phoenix claimed the Pacific Division title. Tampa Bay Lightning stud Steven Stamkos...

Coyotes take division lead with win vs. Blues

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Mike Smith made 31 saves in another stingy start, helping the Phoenix Coyotes take the Pacific Division lead with a 4-1 victory over the suddenly beatable St. Louis Blues on Friday night. Patrik Berglund's rebound goal in the first period ended Smith's shutout streak at 234:25 and tied it at 1, but Smith was perfect the rest of the way. The Coyotes won...

Blackhawks-Red Wings Preview

Last season, the Detroit Red Wings nearly dashed the Chicago Blackhawks' playoff hopes in the final game of the regular season. This time, the Blackhawks could play a spoiler of sorts in Saturday's finale at Joe Louis Arena with a chance to help deny the Red Wings home-ice advantage for the first round of the playoffs. Chicago fell 4-3 to visiting Detroit on the last day...

Hawks’ face Bettman’s team in the first round of the playoffs.

  On the final day of the NHL regular season the Chicago Blackhawks first round playoff opponent has ended up being the Phoenix Coyotes. The Blackhawks needed a regulation victory over the Detroit Redwings earlier Sunday to have any chance of locking up the fourth seed in the Western Conference but failed to do so [...]
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