Found March 03, 2012 on
Tonight's Healthy Scratches:
Columbus Blue Jackets
New York Rangers
Tampa Bay Lightning
Detroit Red Wings
San Jose Sharks
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 twelfth in the West, fourth in the Pacific, and ten points behind the division's first-place San Jose Sharks.
Looking at the standings today, the Coyotes have made some changes.
Phoenix had the best February in the NHL, going 11-0-1, the only loss coming in a shootout on the road in Vancouver. Thursday night's loss in Calgary ended a six-game winning streak for Phoenix and marked their first regulation loss since January 31st.
Heading into tonight's match-up with the Blue Jackets, the Coyotes sit third in the West and two points clear of the Sharks, who have a game in hand.
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GLENDALE, Ariz. Antoine Vermette is trying to let his stick breathe.
It was OK that he wasn't producing points when the Coyotes won their first three games with him in the lineup. He was still playing sound defense, still winning face-offs, still getting chances like the two posts he hit against Calgary and the goal he had disallowed against Edmonton. He was still contributing...
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...
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...
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 Phoenix Coyotes are peaking just at the right time.
And without an owner, the trade deadline came and passed throughout the winding hours without a reflex.
The Phoenix Coyotes see the penalty box fewer times than any other team in the NHL. Is their discipline a contribution to success under coach Dave Tippett?
The team is performing brilliantly, having just sailed...
Brendan Shinnimin has signed an entry-level contract with the Phoenix Coyotes. The undrafted 21 year old is the WHLâs leading scorer. The 5â9 overager has had a productive WHL career for the Tri-City Americans. Incrementally improving every year. Though thatâs natural as age always plays a factor in junior. He is first in points with 115 and tied for second in goals...
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...
Now that we have reached the quarter pole mark of the 2011-12 season, it’s a good time to look back at some of the better off-season moves from last summer and the effect they’ve had. Which summer signing has turned out to be the best? Patrick and I debate…Phoenix’s Mike SmithBy Patrick HoffmanWith lots of long-term deals and several high-priced free agent signings over...
Mike Smith was acquired by the Phoenix Coyotes to be the No. 1 goalie who could lead the team back to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Erik Karlsson's role is to give the Ottawa Senators a top-flight offensive threat from the blue line. Steven Stam...
Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith has been named the NHL's First Star for the month of February.