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No goalie has played more than the 18 games and 1,047 minutes that the Coyotes’ Mike Smith has so far this season. But the Coyotes are not worried about his workload.
“Our games have been spread out where he’s getting the rest he needs,” coach Dave Tippett said. “We gave him the one ...rest there when (backup Thomas) Greiss played a couple weeks ago. We’ve got a plan in place and we’ll make sure he’s able to play at the top of his game and not get tired out.”
The longest stretch between game action for Smith this year has been three days, from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2. With the team’s penchant for playing in overtime games, Smith has logged nearly half an extra game in overtime minutes alone.
The 31-year-old said he feels fresh, although is looking forward to the four days the Coyotes have between facing the Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday night and the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday.
“It’ll be a time to get some rest and get rejuvenated for another big stretch,” Smith said.
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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Whenever Coyotes coach Dave Tippett talks about Martin Hanzal, he notes just how many ways his big center impacts the game. But when you think of Hanzal, you dont think point-a-game guy.
At least you didn't until now.
Hanzal matched a career high with four points in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Lightning, scoring a goal and adding three assists while continuing...
Connor Murphy had a memorable NHL debut.
The Phoenix Coyotes defenseman was thrust into action only a day after being called up from the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League.
The 20-year-old was so new that he still had a Pirates shaving kit bag in his locker room stall.
Murphy's first career NHL goal was one of six for the Coyotes in a 6-3 win over the Eastern Conference...
The Phoenix Coyotes demoted defenseman Connor Murphy to the AHL’s Portland Pirates on Sunday. That’s despite Murphy scoring a game-winning goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning in his NHL debut on Saturday.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Martin Hanzal had a goal and three assists and Lauri Korpikoski had a goal and two assists and the Phoenix Coyotes defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-3 on Saturday night.
Michael Stone, Mike Ribeiro, Connor Murphy and Shane Doan also scored for Phoenix. Radim Vrbata had three assists.
Richard Panik, J.T. Brown and Alex Killorn scored for the Lightning.
Their blue line was short on experience and relying on youth, partly due to injury but also somewhat by design.
With veterans Derek Morris and Zbynek Michalek banged up and Rusty Klesla a healthy scratch, the Coyotes called on 20-year-old Connor Murphy to make his NHL debut and also enlisted David Rundblad to round out the defense.
But no matter what position the revolving door...
So you think youre the best sign maker? FOX Sports Arizona wants you to prove it on air.
Beginning with Saturdays telecast of the Phoenix Coyotes' home game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, FOX Sports Arizona will hold a sign contest for fans on the Coyotes Live! pre-game show. There will be a Phoenix Coyotes Paw Patrol sign-making station by the pre-game set at the Westgate...
Oduya down, Oduya up and Oduya down again.
Mike Smith played another fantastic game at the United Center, but the Blackhawks were able to emerge with a 5-4 shootout victory over the Coyotes on Thursday night. For the third time this year, Phoenix allowed at least 50 shots … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Shoot Past Coyotes appeared first on Committed Indians.
The Blackhawks shot puck after puck at Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith and then they shot some more.
The barrage of rubber at one of the NHL's hottest goaltenders resulted in the Hawks' fourth consecutive victory, this one a 5-4 thriller over the Coyotes in a shootout Thursday night at the United Center.
The Hawks fired 52 shots at Smith in regulation and overtime and Brandon...