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Martin Hanzal had a goal and an assist as the Phoenix Coyotes took a 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks in the final preseason game for both squads.
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The player many thought would be the surprise at Coyotes training camp instead will open the season with Portland of the American Hockey League - but both Andy Miele and General Manager Don Maloney hope the experience will turn out to be beneficial.
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated.) By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer The Phoenix Coyotes are still without an owner.
Unlike the past two seasons, they have some financial flexibility.
Despite being run by the NHL for the third straight year, Phoenix was aggressive in the offseason, locking up key young players while adding veterans like Daymond Langkow, Mike Smith and Raffi Torres...
The nets were placed on opposite sides of the faceoff circle at center ice. One defender tried to disrupt two forwards determined to score -- not an easy situation for any goalie.
But that is where Antti Niemi found himself Friday, sliding from post to post, doing his best to keep pucks in front of him during his most rigorous practice since having a cyst removed from his leg just...
Mike Smith made 28 saves in the Phoenix Coyotes' 3-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night, the preseason finale for both teams.
Smith was perfect through two periods, and only a fluke goal prevented the shutout. Martin Hazel had a goal and an assist, and Radim Vrbata added two assists for the Coyotes (3-4).
The Sharks (5-1) spoiled Smith's shutout bid midway...
Michal Handzus is the latest NHLer to honor a member of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team that was killed in a plane crash in Russia last month.Handzus will wear a No. 38 decal on his helmet in memory of close friend Pavol Demitra, a former NHL forward.The crash outside Yaroslavl killed every member of the Kontinental Hockey League team, including several ex-NHLers.Among those honoring...
No. 1 goaltender, coming back for surgery to remove cyst from leg, looks strong in workout, but it's still not known if he will be ready for Sharks' regular-season opener on Oct. 8.
I continue with my regular season predictions today. Yesterday I looked at the Northwest Division and today I am looking at the Pacific Division.
1. San Jose Sharks - The Sharks won the season last year and they should be able to repeat. They came out better (at least in the short term) in a series of trades with the Minnesota Wild by picking up Brent Burns, who should be...
Yes this is the final preseason game the Coyotes will play this year. They play the San Jose Sharks at 7:00pm (Pacific) ending the bonding and sometimes unnecessarily long knee jerk reactionary time that is preseason.
Tonightâs roster is :
Ray Whitney â Daymond Langkow â Shane Doan
Patrick OâSullivan â Martin Hanzal - Radim Vrbata
Goalie Mike Smith made 28 saves, and the Coyotes got a 3-1 victory against the San Jose Sharks at Jobing.com Arena on Saturday night in their final preseason game.
Absent Brent Burns and his end-to-end capability, the mission for the Wild defensive corps will be to move the puck out of the zone cleanly and efficiently.
By Brian Ring
CROMWELL, CONN., October 2, 2011 – The Connecticut Whale defeated the Worcester Sharks, 3-2, in their preseason finale Sunday afternoon at Champions Skating Center in Cromwell, Conn.
Scott Tanski, T.J. Fast and Chris McKelvie all scored for the Whale, who improved to 2-2 in exhibition games this season. The game provided a final look for the Whale coaching staff as...