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Flames-Coyotes Preview

A season after winning 19 of 50 games against Western Conference opponents, the Calgary Flames are slowly convincing themselves and others they can compete in what's widely considered the superior side of the standings. The next step comes Saturday night in Arizona, where the Flames will try to establish some road success after five seasons of struggles in visits to the Coyotes....
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Coyotes lose in ugly fashion, score own goal in OT

The Arizona Coyotes self-destructed in the worst way possible Tuesday night. Not only did the Coyotes squander a 3-0 lead, allowing the Colorado Avalanche to force overtime, but they also allowed Danny Briere to wrap things up with one of the easiest game-winning goals you’ll ever see. As you can see in the video, Briere’s centering pass to Zach Redmond instead hit of the...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes' struggles in front of Smith continue in loss to Avs

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It wouldn't be fair to characterize the Coyotes' poor play in front of goalie Mike Smith as the elephant in the room. Everyone has acknowledged the elephant. The problem is that nobody has figured out how to remove that four-ton weight. Smith looked like he might sail to his fifth win of the season when the Coyotes built a three-goal, first-period lead...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche rallies to beat Coyotes in overtime

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Daniel Briere scored 3:16 into overtime, and the Colorado Avalanche completed a comeback from three goals down to beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-3 on Tuesday night. Briere got help from the Coyotes' Martin Hanzal, who backhanded Briere's pass past his own goalie, Mike Smith. Colorado (8-9-5) won for the fourth time in five games after a goalie change in the...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche rallies to beat Coyotes in overtime

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Daniel Briere scored 3:16 into overtime, and the Colorado Avalanche completed a comeback from three goals down to beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-3 on Tuesday night. Briere got help from the Coyotes' Martin Hanzal, who backhanded Briere's pass past his own goalie, Mike Smith. Colorado (8-9-5) won for the fourth time in five games after a goalie change in the first period...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Briere's OT goal lifts Avalanche over Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Daniel Briere scored 3:16 into overtime, and the Colorado Avalanche completed a comeback from three goals down to beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-3 on Tuesday night. Briere got help from the Coyotes' Martin Hanzal, who backhanded Briere's pass past his own goalie, Mike Smith. Colorado (8-9-5) won for the fourth time in five games after a goalie change in...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Coyotes vs. Avalanche

The Arizona Coyotes return to Gila River Arena tonight as they face the Colorado Avalanche for the first time this season. The Coyotes will seek revenge on the Avalanche who won two of their three matchups last year, including an overtime heartbreaker in Glendale. Here's what to watch for on tonight's FOX Sports Arizona telecast, coverage beginning with "Coyotes Live!" at 6:30 p...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche-Coyotes Preview

Multiple injuries forced some unlikely players into major roles the last time the Colorado Avalanche took the ice, but they still have managed to put together one of their best stretches of the season. Colorado seeks a fourth victory in five games as it visits the slumping Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night. The Avalanche (7-9-5) sit in last place after winning the Central Division...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Mike Smith falls down behind the net, Ducks score

The Arizona Coyotes have stumbled out of the gate in 2014-15. As the team struggles to crawl out of the basement in the Pacific, Mike Smith perfectly summed up the club’s performance this year with a stumble of his own. Smith ventures behind the net, falls down and the Ducks capitalize.
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Mike Smith falls down behind the net, Ducks score

The Arizona Coyotes have stumbled out of the gate in 2014-15. As the team struggles to crawl out of the basement in the Pacific, Mike Smith perfectly summed up the club’s performance this year with a stumble of his own. Smith ventures behind the net, falls down and the Ducks capitalize.
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Goalie Mike Smith's slip behind the net costs Coyotes vs. Ducks

  After going three weeks without a win in regulation, the Anaheim Ducks were in desperate need of a break. Fortunately, Arizona Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith obliged with a slip-and-fall straight out of the Keystone Kops. Kyle Palmieri and Patrick Maroon each scored a goal, and Ryan Kesler had two assists in the Ducks' 2-1 victory over the Coyotes on Sunday night. ''...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes can't get offense going, fall to Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Kyle Palmieri and Patrick Maroon each scored a goal, and Ryan Kesler had two assists in the Anaheim Ducks' 2-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday night. Frederik Andersen stopped 29 shots for the Ducks, who extended their unbeaten streak against the Coyotes to seven games. The Western Conference-leading Ducks (13-4-5) also won in regulation for the first...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Stars rally past Coyotes in third period

DALLAS -- John Klingberg, Cody Eakin and Jason Spezza all scored in the third period, rallying the Dallas Stars to a 3-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night. Ales Hemsky had two assists as Dallas ended a seven-game home losing streak (0-5-2), winning for just the second time in 11 home games (2-5-4). Arizona has lost its last five games in Dallas. Klingberg and Eakin...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Stars rally past Coyotes in third period

DALLAS -- John Klingberg, Cody Eakin and Jason Spezza all scored in the third period, rallying the Dallas Stars to a 3-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night. Ales Hemsky had two assists as Dallas ended a seven-game home losing streak (0-5-2), winning for just the second time in 11 home games (2-5-4). Arizona has lost its last five games in Dallas. Klingberg and Eakin...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps close out Coyotes in overtime

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Eric Fehr put in a rebound at 3:16 of overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night. Fehr got his stick on a deflected shot from teammates Brooks Orpik and slid the puck past Arizona goalie Mike Smith as the Capitals (8-7-3) ended a two-game skid. The Coyotes (8-9-2) lost a third straight game at home and in gut-wrenching...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Solid effort goes unrewarded in Coyotes' loss to Caps

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Coyotes coach Dave Tippett opted to go back to goalie Mike Smith on Tuesday against the Washington Capitals, rather than ride Devan Dubynk's hot hand. That wasn't the problem in a 2-1 loss at Gila River Arena. It was tough to find many major issues with the Coyotes' game. They blocked 17 shots -- five by defenseman Chris Summers and four by defenseman Michael...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals get winner in OT from Fehr, beat Coyotes

  Eric Fehr put in a rebound at 3:16 of overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night. Fehr got his stick on a deflected shot from teammates Brooks Orpik and slid the puck past Arizona goalie Mike Smith as the Capitals (8-7-3) ended a two-game skid. The Coyotes (8-9-2) lost a third straight game at home and in gut-wrenching fashion...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals get winner in OT, beat Coyotes 2-1

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Eric Fehr put in a rebound at 3:16 of overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night. Fehr got his stick on a deflected shot from teammates Brooks Orpik and slid the puck past Arizona goalie Mike Smith as the Capitals (8-7-3) ended a two-game skid. The Coyotes (8-9-2) lost a third straight game at home and in gut...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps close out Coyotes in overtime

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Eric Fehr put in a rebound at 3:16 of overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night. Fehr got his stick on a deflected shot from teammates Brooks Orpik and slid the puck past Arizona goalie Mike Smith as the Capitals (8-7-3) ended a two-game skid. The Coyotes (8-9-2) lost a third straight game at home and in gut-wrenching...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Hockey Starts, Sits: Analyzing Tough Decisions On Second-Tier Players

Editor’s Note: This fantasy hockey feature will run each Monday on NESN.com. It will showcase which players fantasy owners should sit and start on their team. We also will post a weekly fantasy recap each Sunday highlighting the stars, duds and best waiver wire pickups. One of the keys to winning your fantasy hockey league is finding the second-tier of players who receive top...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

As goes Mike Smith, so go the Arizona Coyotes

The Arizona Coyotes are not a very good hockey team. This is an obvious statement that requires no advanced statistics or anything of the like. They’re decent on paper and the product on the ice has been quite poor. If the current trend that has been witnessed in the first near-quarter of the season is any indication, they could spend the year battling the Edmonton Oilers for...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

As goes Mike Smith, so go the Arizona Coyotes

The Arizona Coyotes are not a very good hockey team. This is an obvious statement that requires no advanced statistics or anything of the like. They’re decent on paper and the product on the ice has been quite poor. If the current trend that has been witnessed in the first near-quarter of the season is any indication, they could spend the year battling the Edmonton Oilers for...
Via Bloguin Best
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith better equipped to handle pressure, avoid lengthy slumps

Stars at Coyotes When: Tuesday, 7 p.m. Where: Gila River Arena, Glendale TV: FOX Sports Arizona Radio: Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Records: Dallas 4-6-4; Arizona 6-7-1 Injuries: Dallas F Cody Eakin missed the past two games with an upper body injury and still is day to day, but he is possible for Tuesday. F Valeri Nichushkin was placed on IR to allow his sore groin and hip to heal. D...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders beat Coyotes with late goal

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Frans Nielsen scored the lone goal with 2:31 left in the third period, Jaroslav Halak made 19 saves, and the New York Islanders held on for a 1-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night. The Islanders finished their five-game Western trip with three consecutive wins. Arizona had its three-game winning streak snapped. Nielsen took a centering pass from Mikhail...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders beat Coyotes with late goal

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Frans Nielsen scored the lone goal with 2:31 left in the third period, Jaroslav Halak made 19 saves, and the New York Islanders held on for a 1-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night. The Islanders finished their five-game Western trip with three consecutive wins. Arizona had its three-game winning streak snapped. Nielsen took a centering pass from Mikhail...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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