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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Nail Yakupov scored a power-play goal 3:52 into overtime to give Edmonton a 2-1 victory over Phoenix on Wednesday, enabling the Oilers to break a five-game losing streak in the series. Yakupov scored his fourth goal of the season, tipping in a puck sent toward goaltender Chad Johnson after Coyotes center Antoine Vermette was called for high-sticking against Edmonton goalie Devan Dubnyk. Phoenix right wing Nick Johnson tied the score with 19 seconds remaining in regulation, using a 6-on-4 advantage after an interference penalty against Oilers center Sam Ragner with 1:46 remaining. The Coyotes pulled goalie Chad Johnson for a two-man advantage with 1:20 remaining. Nick Johnson, signed as a free agent in July, scored for the second straight game after being recalled from Portland of the American Hockey League on Jan. 23. Dubnyk, who was within seconds of his fifth career shutout, stopped 27 shots, including a breakaway by Vermette early in the third period...
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Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris attacked Edmonton Oilers defenseman Ryan Whitney as he celebrated teammate Nail Yakupov's game-winning overtime goal in Wednesday night's 2-1 Oilers victory.
Whitney got the assist on Yakupov's power play goal at 3:52 into overtime, but Morris thought the puck deflected off Whitney's glove, which would have been a hand...
NEW YORK (Feb. 1, 2013) -- National Hockey League Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly today released the following statement regarding the Phoenix Coyotes sale process:
“We remain hopeful the Coyotes sale process will be resolved successfully and we will continue to work with the City of Glendale to move the process forward.”
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Phoenix Coyotes...
The Phoenix Coyotes are probably hoping Mike Smith returns to form when he is back on the ice.
Smith is expected to play for the visiting Coyotes on Friday night when they try to hand the Dallas Stars a fifth straight loss in the opener of a home-and-home set.
Smith will be back for Phoenix (2-4-1) after missing four games with a lower-body injury. Jason LaBarbera and Chad Johnson...
Raffi Torres' game is based on force and fury, his hard-hitting style fueling his teammates and inspiring fear in opponents.
But as he sat out for 21 games, the result of a suspension for hitting Chicago's Marian Hossa in last year's playoffs, the Phoenix Coyotes left wing had to rethink the way he plays, find a way to retain his aggressiveness and remove some of the...
GLENDALE, Ariz. — The prospective owner of the Phoenix Coyotes is unlikely to complete a deal to buy the team from the NHL before a lease agreement with the City of Glendale expires, a league official told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Barring a last-minute change, former San Jose Sharks CEO Greg Jamison won’t have the money or investors in place to meet the midnight Thursday...
Listening to Don Cherry on CBC's coach's corner Saturday, you would think that Nail Yakupov committed sports biggest foul. But looking at the source, that reaction was to be expected, Mr. Cherry is old school and while he can be quite outspoken, he prefers his hockey players to be quiet and demure small town Canadian boys.
As we all know, Yakupov is very Russian, and he...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Nail Yakupov scored a power-play goal at 3:52 of overtime and the Edmonton Oilers fought back after giving up a goal late in regulation to beat the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 Wednesday night.
The Oilers appeared to be on their way to helping Devan Dubnyk to his fifth career shutout, but put their goalie in a bind when Sam Gagner was called for a penalty and the...
As I suspected, Shawn Horcoff was injured by the perfectly innocent hit from behind provided by Phoenix winger Shane Doan. Not only should have Doan received a penalty for that hit, but it should have been sent to the league for review. Absolute cheap-shot.
Anton Lander has been called up and will play for Horcoff tonight. In order for the Oilers to make roster room, it was necessary...
The Phoenix Coyotes just turned to a goaltender who hadn't made an NHL start in three years. The result was the team's best defensive effort of the season.
With starter Mike Smith injured and backup Jason LaBarbera struggling, coach Dave Tippett may again turn to Chad Johnson on Wednesday night when the Coyotes go for their sixth consecutive victory over the visiting Edmonton...
Damn you Bob Stauffer.
As usual, I'm up to late writing. Working on a Business Plan for the office, if you must know.
Earlier in the day, I wrote half of a blog...the key message in it was that Ryan Whitney looks like he's done, and the Oilers need to find a Top 4 left-pairing defenseman to deal for. After going through a big pile of team rosters, the name Keith Yandle...
Shane Doan's dirty hit on Shawn Horcoff near the end of the 3rd period should have been a 5 and a game penalty. It wasn't. Actually, Sam Gagner from the Oilers got a penalty because the refs thought he was tackled improperly by Coyotes forward Nick Johnson. Horcoff left the game, and my guess is, he has a concussion. Doan, as usual, got away with it. I love his talent, but...
SAN JOSE -- Edmonton's Devan Dubnyk became the first goalie to stop Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau, but his Oilers teammates couldn't end the Sharks' other streak. San Jose improved to a perfect 7-0 as Michal Handzus and Dan Boyle scored in the shootout for a 3-2 win over the young Oilers on Thursday night. "It was a pretty good road game," Dubnyk said...
PHOENIX -- Phoenix Coyotes goalie Chad Johnson spent some time in the stands before Monday
night's game against Nashville focusing and thinking of the challenge ahead. For one night, everything he imagined came to pass. Johnson, making his first start in nearly three years, stopped 21 shots for his first
career shutout and the Coyotes beat the Predators 4-0. "That...