The Coyotes had been staring down a lengthy list of issues that needed to be corrected.
Avoid an early deficit.
Improve the penalty kill.
After a roster shakeup that saw veteran Rusty Klesla subtracted from the blue line and rookie Connor Murphy added, the Coyotes managed to rectify all three areas in a single game, slugging out a 3-1 win over the Minnesota Wild...
The Phoenix Coyotes demoted defenseman Connor Murphy to the AHL’s Portland Pirates on Sunday. That’s despite Murphy scoring a game-winning goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning in his NHL debut on Saturday.
Connor Murphy had a memorable NHL debut.
The Phoenix Coyotes defenseman was thrust into action only a day after being called up from the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League.
The 20-year-old was so new that he still had a Pirates shaving kit bag in his locker room stall.
Murphy's first career NHL goal was one of six for the Coyotes in a 6-3 win over the Eastern Conference...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago
Nine-year-old Connor Murphy had heard about Sean Kuraly ever since he and his family moved from Atlanta to Dublin, Ohio when his father Gord became an assistant coach for the new expansion team in Columbus. A bright-eyed kid with dreams of following in his father's footsteps and playing in the NHL someday, his first goal was to be the best hockey player in his town.
From Baseball America and Pat Hickey
Postseason Recap: Licking County swept the best-of-three series against top-seeded Cincinnati to capture its second title in three years. The Settlers won the final game 6-2, scoring all six runs in the eighth inning, which featured back-to-back home runs to lead off the inning and seven hits total in the outburst. Righthander Connor Murphy...