Found May 18, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
LOS ANGELES -- Early in the second period Thursday in Game 3 at Staples Center, Daymond Langkow gave the Phoenix Coyotes their only lead of the Western Conference final on a long pass from defenseman Keith Yandle. It was a nice payoff for a guy whos quietly been one of the teams best postseason performers. On the other end of that goal was defenseman Derek Morris, who made a safe pass to Yandle across the ice to set up that momentary ray of hope for Phoenix in an otherwise dismal series. We know what you're thinking: So what? The Coyotes still lost. They still trail 3-0, with a possible season-ending game coming Sunday. Thats all true, but an off day in Los Angeles afforded a moment to reflect on the myriad off-ice issues athletes deal with that get glossed over in a city and fan bases hunger for wins. Six months ago, Langkow, 35, was trying to hold a family together. His mother, Vivian, had passed away suddenly at the age of 54, and his dad, Randy, was so grief-stricken th...

Coyotes' Tippett changes his tune on diving

Phoenix Coyotes Coach Dave Tippett appeared to take a dive on his diving charge. Thursday Tippett felt the Kings were well suited to be playing near Hollywood, given their acting abilities, saying "more than one penalty" against his team "were plays where there was embellishment." Friday Tippett said his comments weren't "geared toward that game last...

Coyotes notebook: Pouliot in for Hanzal

LOS ANGELES -- Forward Marc-Antoine Pouliot will replace suspended center Martin Hanzal in the Coyotes lineup for Game 3 of the Western Conference final against the Kings on Thursday night. Pouliot has appeared in five playoff games already, notching an assist, two penalty minutes and a plus-1 rating in two games against Chicago and three against Nashville. He hasnt appeared in...

Brown reacts to Hanzal's suspension

It's all a guessing game this time during the playoffs -- at least when it comes to supplementary discipline, and in particular, the case of the Coyotes' Martin Hanzal, who received a one-game suspension for his hit on the Kings' Dustin Brown in Game 2. Game 3 is tonight in Los Angeles. "I know these playoff games are probably worth more," Brown said after...

Officiating vexes Coyotes in backbreaking loss

LOS ANGELES The Coyotes have faced every challenge with steely resolve this season: ownership uncertainty, one of the NHLs lowest payrolls, suspensions to key players and a March slump that threatened their playoff hopes. With their backs against the wall on Thursday at Staples Center, the last obstacle they expected was a one-sided officiating crew. Unfortunately for the team...

Coyotes' Tippett laments penalty-inducing 'embellishments'

After he complimented the Los Angeles Kings for their play in the Western Conference final and talked about how too many of his players haven't been able to reach the next level of play in a series they now trail 3-0, Phoenix coach Dave Tippett was asked about the officiating in Thursday's 2-1 loss. "If I told you what I really thought, I think it would cost me a lot...

Phoenix Coyotes must win Game 3

I think every hockey fan knows tonight is a must win game for the Phoenix Coyotes. The Coyotes have been major underdogs throughout their hockey history and nothing has changed. They are still the underdogs today, even though the LA Kings were technically an eight seed in the Western Conference. Virtually nobody gave the Phoenix Coyotes the chance, and if they go down 3-0 tonight...

FOX reporter Liz Habib had a tough time with the bouncing balls of this Kings / Phoenix Coyotes highlight

Have to love Liz Habib of KTTV/Fox 11's ability to bounce back from an LA Kings highlight clip in which she got multiple names wrong AND she informed viewers that the teams were apparently playing... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

DEVELOPING: Coyotes Sale Soon...???

((HT: Sportsnet Radio/FAN 590)) Sportsnet 590 The FAN's Bob McCown is reporting on his afternoon radio show, "Prime Time Sports," that Boston Pizza owner/founder Jim Treliving will purchase the Phoenix Coyotes for around C$165 million, paid over the course of 10 years, with the flexibility to move the team without restriction after four years. Treliving has denied...

Coyotes Must Beat Quick

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, It doesn’t matter how well the Coyotes defend at this stage of the game. If Phoenix wants to avoid a sweep in Sunday afternoon’s fourth game at Staples Centre, they’ll simply need to score more goals. All the talk about diving and embellishment is just window dressing. Somebody on the Coyotes’ side needs to get more pucks behind...

TRH Playoff Gameday 3 - Phoenix Coyotes: King Me!

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Stanley Cup Western Conference Playoff Odds

Poster Boy Kings Target Sweep Of Coyotes Time is running out for the Phoenix Coyotes in the Western Conference Final as the Los Angeles Kings take one step closer to the Stanley Cup. This Sunday, up 3-0, L.A. can seal the deal on an unlikely sweep over the conference’s No. 3 seed. Get some action in on the possible finale on Bovada’s Stanley Cup odds. Although the Coyotes are...
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