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GLENDALE, Ariz. As reporters headed to the Phoenix locker room on Tuesday night, a distinct smell of smoke filled the air.
It wasn't the building. It must have been the home team.
How do you settle on the Coyotes' most impressive feat since the All-Star break?
Is it the 8-0-1 February streak that has rallied the team from 12th in the Western Conference standings to a tie with San Jose for first place in the Pacific Division?
Is it goalie Mike Smith's consistency, which gives his team a chance to win almost every night?
Is it Radim Vrbata's repeated ability to score huge goals and highlight-reel goals like the game-tying tally on Tuesday?
Or was it the Coyotes' 5-4, come-from-behind, shootout win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday the kind of win that can have long-term psychological impact on the winner and the loser.
"You hope it does because it continues to build the belief system," said coach Dave Tippett of his team's first victory...
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The National Hockey League is close to finalizing a sale of the Phoenix Coyotes franchise to a group led by former San Jose Sharks CEO Greg Jamison, according to Mike Sunnucks of the Phoenix Business Journal.The NHL is trying to keep the sale price at $170 million, but are willing to include rebates and a fund to help cover the team's financial losses and keep the team playing...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Phoenix Coyotes labored through the first half of the season, slogging through a rash of injuries, a brutal schedule and inconsistency.
Once the calendar flipped to February, the Coyotes pulled together, got back to their defense-minded approach and shot up the standings.
At this point, it shouldn't be much of a surprise. In both of the previous...
The Phoenix Coyotes aren’t suppose to be in the hunt for a playoff spot.
In fact, they’re suppose to be 14th or 15th in the Western Conference, and not seventh.
Dave Tippett, shown in this file photo earlier this season, is keeping his squad in the hunt for another playoffs spot.
How has a franchise without an owner propelled against unsustainable odds?
Notes: Injuries have sent the Coyotes' revolving door back into high gear recently, and they recalled two more players Tuesday.
The Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday acquired center Antoine Vermette from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a pair of draft picks and goaltender Curtis McElhinney.
The Kings blow 3-0 and 4-2 advantages and lose for the fifth time in six games. Phoenix scores three power-play goals.Reporting from Glendale, Ariz. — The injustice of it all stood out for the Kings after a 5-4 shootout loss to the Phoenix Coyotes in which they squandered leads of 3-0 and 4-2 and went winless for the fifth time in six games.
NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says there's no clear end in sight. "Everything remains the same on the potential ownership front."
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded center Antoine Vermette to the Phoenix Coyotes for two draft picks and goaltender Curtis McElhinney.
Radim Vrbata scored his second goal late in regulation and the Coyotes rallied from a three-goal deficit to beat the Kings 5-4 in a shootout Tuesday night.
Radim Vrbata scored his second goal late in regulation and the Phoenix Coyotes rallied from a three-goal deficit to beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-4 in a shootout Tuesday night.
Mikkel Boedker scored the winner in the final round of the shootout as the Phoenix Coyotes took a 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Radim Vrbata scored his second goal late in regulation and the Phoenix Coyotes rallied from a three-goal
deficit to beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-4 in a shootout Tuesday night.