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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- We're not in February any more, Toto. The Coyotes are suddenly mortal.
You knew this loss was coming. Phoenix had overcome great deficits, great goaltending, great teams and just about every other obstacle you could throw its way during February's remarkable 11-0-1 streak.
On Thursday, the Coyotes couldn't overcome an abysmal first period in a 4-2 loss to the desperate Calgary Flames at Jobing.com Arena.
"We've been coming from behind too many times," said captain Shane Doan, whose club fell in a 3-0 hole. "Do that too much, you're going to get burned. That first period was about as bad as we've been in a while."
That's what happens when you handle the puck like a hand grenade.
Defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson made a poor clearing attempt that Jarome Iginla intercepted on Mike Cammalleri's goal for a 1-0 lead. Goalie Mike Smith got beaten from an impossible angle on Curtis Glencross' goal that recalle...
BEST OF MAXIM
Mike Smith has lead the Coyotes to 11-0-1 for the month of February and first place in the pacific division. But what do we really know about #41 for the Coyotes? At 29, Smith signed as a free agent with the Coyotes in the summer of 2011. It was expected he would be started by most fans while LaBarbera did what he’s best at... backup. Smith came from a deep playoff run with the...
The Phoenix Coyotes won nearly every game in February, including some recent comebacks from poor first periods. That formula dried up in their first game in March. The Coyotes look to bounce back from their first regulation defeat in more than a month when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night. Phoenix (33-22-9) went 11-0-1 in February to seize the Pacific Division...
The Coyotes' Mike Smith, who spearheaded a stellar February with an 11-0-0 record, is the NHL's top star for the month.
Few teams were happier to see the month of January come to a close than the Phoenix Coyotes. The 'Yotes started the new year with three wins in the first month, in addition to falling in overtime on four occasions and dropping contests with the Columbus Blue Jackets, last place in the West, and twice with the Anaheim Ducks, 13th at the time.
On February 1, the Coyotes sat...
Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith was named the NHL's First Star for February on Thursday.
Smith won all 11 of his starts this month, posting a slim 1.42 goals-against average and an impressive .952 save percentage. The 29-year-old Smith set a franchise mark for consecutive wins and has the Coyotes in first place in the Pacific Division.
Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik...
Swapped Life of Zack & Cody
I can guarantee you that interest in a Phoenix road game has never been higher than it was Tuesday.
It wasn’t the dazzling charms of Dave Tippett’s exciting brand of up-tempo defensive sludge, but rather the circumstances under which, in some circles at least, some combination of regicide and infanticide not seen since the Shakespearian days had...
from Bob McKenzie of TSN, Obviously, if the NHL is faced with relocating another franchise—those options may have to be legitimately explored in the coming weeks or months with regards to the long-term future of the Phoenix Coyotes—the most logical landing-spot candidates are Seattle, Quebec City, Kansas City and perhaps Las Vegas.
But interested parties in Saskatoon have contacted...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Olli Jokinen capped Calgary's three-goal outburst in the first period and the Flames defeated the Phoenix Coyotes 4-2 Thursday night.
The loss was the first for Phoenix at home since falling to Anaheim in late January, and ended a Coyotes run of 11-0-1 in the last 12 games. Phoenix goalie Mike Smith had only one loss in his last 12 games before he was...
The Phoenix Coyotes are the hottest team in the NHL. They have gathered points in every game in the month of February. They have posted an 11-1 record and their loss was a regulation tie, as they lost in a shootout to Vancouver. This month moved the Coyotes into first place in the Pacific Division.
Although the Coyotes are playing well, their record is partly due to the...
The Phoenix Coyotes head into March with the Pacific Division lead, thanks to another fantastic February.
The Phoenix Coyotes won nearly every game in February, including some recent comebacks from poor first periods. That formula dried up in their first game in March.
The Coyotes look to bounce back from their first regulation defeat in more than a month when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.
Phoenix (33-22-9) went 11-0-1 in February to seize the Pacific Division...
Unless it's a story about the franchise's potential move to another city, the Phoenix Coyotes have a hard time cracking the headlines in the world of professional hockey.
The Phoenix Coyotes' late-season surge may come as little surprise given their runs the past two years, though their current stretch has been just as impressive.
Recent meetings with the Calgary Flames have gone their way as well.
Streaking Phoenix looks to earn its seventh consecutive win both overall and against fading Calgary on Thursday night at Jobing.com Arena.
Video: What's the key to Dave Tippett and the Phoenix Coyotes' success in February and can they maintain it moving forward? Paola Boivin discusses.