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The Capital Sports Report:
Phoenix Coyotes Press Release
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have recalled defenseman Chris Summers and assigned defenseman David Rundblad to the Portland Pirates, the Coyotes American Hockey League affiliate (AHL).
The 6-foot-2, 209-pound Summers has played in 41 games for Portland this season collecting 2-8-10 and 45 PIM. He was selected to represent the Pirates at the AHL All-Star Game in Providence, Rhode Island. Summers won the AHL’s fastest skater contest, setting a new AHL record in the skills competition with a time of 13.324.
In 2011-12, Summers appeared in 21 games with the Coyotes posting 0-3-3 with 11 PIM. The Ann Arbor, Michigan native played in 28 games for Portland last season collecting 0-2-2 and 37 PIM.
The 6-foot-2, 189-pound Rundblad has played three games for the Coyotes this season. In 32 games with Portland, Rundblad has collected 6-17-23 and 10 penalty minutes (PIM). At the time of his recall, Rundblad ranked fifth on the Pirates in scoring and led all Pirates defensemen in points.
Rundblad was originally drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the first round (17th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Phoenix goaltender Mike Smith has a phrase for the way his team plays: Coyote-ugly. It looked beautiful to them Monday. "Like we said last year in the playoffs, it's the way we want to play," said Smith, who stopped 21 shots in defending Pacific Division champion Phoenix's 2-1 victory over Minnesota on Monday night at Jobing.com Arena. ...
Mike Smith stopped 21 shots, Lauri Korpikoski and Martin Hanzal both scored, and the Phoenix Coyotes extended their point streak to five games with a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night.
Korpikoski scored his fourth goal - all against Finnish goaltenders - in the first period, and Hanzal got his third in three games in the second. Smith was sharp for the second straight...
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Prior to this week, Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith had been growing out his hair for a very long time. As you can see from the photo above on the left, he had one of the raddest hairstyles in the NHL for all of last season and into this year. Many fans will be disappointed to hear that Smith recently cut his hair — until they see his new haircut. The photo above on the right...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Mike Smith stopped 21 shots, Lauri Korpikoski and Martin Hanzal both scored, and the Phoenix Coyotes extended their point streak to five games with a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night.
Korpikoski scored his fourth goal -- all against Finnish goaltenders -- in the first period, and Hanzal got his third in three games in the second. Smith was...
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