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Can the Hawks provide more of the defensive stability, penalty killing, and overall display of manhood that we saw in St. Louis? That's topped with more of the Phoenix Coyotes, who in a brilliant bit of NHL scheduling return to the West Side for the second time in six days. Quite frankly, we'd had enough of them after the last time they were here.
There won't be any lineup changes for the Hawks, other than Corey Crawford resuming his normal spot between the two red posts. The margin for error is getting smaller for Crow, because after Ray Emery's strong performance, and the improved effort in front of him, in Missouri any further slip up will see Razor getting more starts than had been projected. While the Hawks need Crawford to work out his yips, and he can only really do that in games, they need points too. If Emery is more likely to get them at this stage, then that's the way the Hawks will go. It's not a long term s...
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Keith Yandle scored with 1:45 remaining to give the Phoenix Coyotes a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.
Phoenix won its second straight game. Nashville has dropped six of eight.
Ray Whitney and Taylor Pyatt also scored for Phoenix. Jack Hillen and Shea Weber had the Predators' goals.
With the teams skating 4-on-4, Shane Doan...
A couple weeks ago I picked Mike Smith of the Phoenix Coyotes as the top goalie in the league so far this season. He has played a lot of games and played very well so far this season behind a team that has allowed a lot of shots. Another goalie has played a little bit better in a very heavy role with his team in Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings. I think he is current...
If you want a lesson in why I hate the shootout and why any self-respecting hockey fan hates it, then Monday night was the perfect one. The NHL seems to think that everyone needs a result. That everything has to have closure, and it can't have that without a "defined" winner or loser. But that's total bull roar.
The Hawks fell into the same bear trap they did last...
For the second game in a row, the Nashville Predators showed up at Bridgestone Arena and played well enough to win and came away with nothing in a 3-2 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes.The Predators found themselves in a 1-0 hole, nine seconds into the contest, when Taylor Pyatt received a favorable bounce off of a Lauri Korpikoski shot and snapped the puck past Pekka Rinne to give the...
Keith Yandle scored with 1:45 remaining to give the Phoenix Coyotes a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night. Phoenix won its second straight game. Nashville has dropped six of eight. Ray Whitney and Taylor Pyatt also scored for Phoenix. Jack Hillen and Shea Weber had the Predators' goals.
One strong, convincing performance plus one tight shootout victory added up to four valuable points for the Phoenix Coyotes.
Being part of an eight-team conference next season will make the Coyotes' playoff quest more difficult, but General Manager Don Maloney points to the start of more rivalries.
Photo Credit: John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images
The Nashville Predators and the Phoenix Coyotes have met twice this year splitting the series. The first meeting was on Nashville ice where the Coyotes took the Predators to the woodshed in a 5-2 victory. Nashville exacted some revenge by beating the Coyotes in Glendale by a score of 3-0.
The Coyotes are also coming on the tail-end...
The Phoenix Coyotes headed in the wrong direction after last week's decisive win at the United Center. The Chicago Blackhawks, meanwhile, have changed their fortunes since that game.
The Blackhawks head into Monday night's rematch seeking a third consecutive win while the visiting Coyotes try to avoid a season-high third defeat in a row.
Phoenix goaltender Mike Smith nearly...
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey
When a team like Phoenix scores 9 seconds into the game, you know it may be a long night. Taylor Pyatt scored for the Coyotes very early in the first period and stayed on top of the Nashville even after the Predators tied it up twice to give Phoenix the 3-2 win in front of 15,638 in the Bridgestone Arena.
Nashville has now lost 6 out of 8 since...
Radim Vrbata and Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored in the shootout, and Mike Smith stopped Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa in the tiebreaker to lead the Phoenix Coyotes to a wild 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night. Vrbata also scored in regulation for Phoenix, which had lost two games following a 4-1 victory over the Blackhawks last Tuesday.
Radim Vrbata and Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored in the shootout, and Mike Smith stopped Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa in the tiebreaker to lead the Phoenix Coyotes to a wild 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night.
After blowing a three-goal lead last night, the Phoenix Coyotes were able to recover and squeak out a shootout victory. Dave Tippett hopes his club has something left in the tank tonight for a meeting with the Nashville Predators.