OLIVER EKMAN-LARSSON NEWS

Ducks-Coyotes Preview

Though the Anaheim Ducks wasted an opportunity to secure home-ice advantage throughout the Western Conference playoffs in their last game, there's still a chance they could clinch before they take the ice for Saturday night's finale against the last-place Arizona Coyotes. Visiting Anaheim (50-24-7) is tied with St. Louis atop the West with 107 points, but owns the tiebreaker with...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ekman-Larsson leads Coyotes to win over Sharks

  Oliver Ekman-Larsson had two goals and an assist, Mike Smith made 42 saves and the Arizona Coyotes beat San Jose 5-3 Saturday night to damage the Sharks' faint playoff hopes. Shane Doan had a goal and two assists, Mark Arcobello scored in the third period and Sam Gagner's empty-net goal put it away for the Coyotes in their first regulation win since Feb. 3. Chris Tierney's tip...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Ekman-Larsson, Coyotes knock off Sharks 5-3

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Oliver Ekman-Larsson had two goals and an assist, Mike Smith made 42 saves and the Arizona Coyotes beat San Jose 5-3 Saturday night to damage the Sharks' faint playoff hopes. Shane Doan had a goal and two assists, Mark Arcobello scored in the third period and Sam Gagner's empty-net goal put it away for the Coyotes in their first regulation win since Feb. 3....
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres fans cheer as Sam Gagner lifts Coyotes to OT win

  Sabres defenseman Mike Weber struggled to gather his thoughts after watching his home fans cheer Arizona's game-winning goal in overtime. ''I've never been a part of that,'' Weber said. ''Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger, I guess. But this is a whole new low right now.'' Sam Gagner scored 56 seconds into overtime to lift the Coyotes to a 4-3 win Thursday night, earning...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Gagner lifts Coyotes by Sabres in OT

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Sabres defenseman Mike Weber struggled to gather his thoughts after watching his home fans cheer Arizona's game-winning goal in overtime. "I've never been a part of that," Weber said. "Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger, I guess. But this is a whole new low right now." Sam Gagner scored 56 seconds into overtime to lift the Coyotes to a 4-3 win Thursday...
Via AP on Fox
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Gagner lifts Coyotes to 4-3 win over Sabres in OT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Sam Gagner scored 56 seconds into overtime to lift the Arizona Coyotes to a 4-3 win over Buffalo on Thursday night, earning cheers from the last-place Sabres' fans hoping to get the No. 1 overall pick in the NHL draft. Jordan Szwarz, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and David Moss also scored for Arizona, which has won consecutive games for just the second time in 2015. The...
Via AP on Fox
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes’ Oliver Ekman-Larsson Continues To Thrive

UNIONDALE, NY – FEBRUARY 24: Oliver Ekman-Larsson #23 of the Arizona Coyotes is pursued by Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 24, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN Sports/Mike Stobe) The 2014-2015 season has been a year to forget for the Arizona Coyotes, but Oliver Ekman-Larsson has shown the promise of...
Via The Sports Journal
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Goal of the Night: Oliver Ekman-Larsson

We’re going coast-to-coast! Ok, well we aren’t, but Oliver Ekman-Larsson did! Sunday night against the Vancouver Canucks, Ekman-Larsson took the puck the whole length of the ice on an outstanding individual effort to put one behind Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom and tie the score at 1. Watch Ekman-Larsson go! The post Goal of the Night: Oliver Ekman-Larsson appeared first on...
Via Beyond The Benches
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Edler's late goal helps Canucks sneak past Coyotes 3-1

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Alexander Edler's shot glanced off the post and bounced off goaltender Mike Smith's back and in with 3:13 left to snap a tie, and the Vancouver Canucks avoided a second tough loss to Arizona with a 3-1 victory Sunday. A day after a stirring win in Los Angeles, the Canucks had hit the post four previous times while Smith stopped 41 shots in a remarkable performance...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Avs stay hot with win in the desert

Gabriel Landeskog and Ryan O’Reilly led the way with two points apiece as the Colorado Avalanche beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 and collected two vital points in the standings on Thursday night in Glendale, Ariz. The Avalanche (33-26-11) have now won four straight games on the road and six of their last seven overall. Freddie Hamilton – who the Avs acquired at the trade deadline...
Via Mile High Sports
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks F Nordstrom suspended for 2 games for boarding

NEW YORK (AP) The NHL has suspended Chicago Blackhawks forward Joakim Nordstrom for two games for an illegal hit on Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson. The league announced the punishment Friday. Nordstrom also loses $6,631 in salary that goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund. The play occurred at 19:22 of the third period of Chicago's 2-1 win at Arizona on...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Dept. of Player Safety To Meet With Joakim Nordstrom

The NHL announced on Friday that Blackhawks rookie forward Joakim Nordstrom will have a hearing today for boarding Arizona defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson during Thursday night’s game. Nordstrom received a minor penalty for boarding on the play, and Ekman-Larsson left the game … Continue reading → The post NHL Dept. of Player Safety To Meet With Joakim Nordstrom appeared first...
Via Committed Indians
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Arizona Coyotes the NHL’s Worst Team?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Oliver...
Via TopSportsReport
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Which Arizona Coyotes Were Hot/Not During Week 18?

For the week of February 8th-February 15th, I will be breaking down which Arizona Coyotes were hot or not. Oliver Ekman-Larsson – Hot   View image | gettyimages.com The young defenseman is the team’s best player, and has shown that throughout this entire season.  “OEL” has really impressed me this year, and while this week wasn’t his greatest of the season...
Via TopSportsReport
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes complete road trip with win in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Shane Doan scored power-play goals in the second period, and Mike Smith made 30 saves to lead the Arizona Coyotes to a 4-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. Lucas Lessio also had a goal, and Keith Yandle and Antoine Vermette each had two assists for the Coyotes, who completed a 3-3-2 road trip. Tobias Rieder added...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Avs trade targets: Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Throughout the season, the Colorado Avalanche have been looking for fixes on their team, specifically on defense and now there is a name that has officially arrived in trade rumors that they should strongly consider: Oliver Ekman-Larsson. When Don Maloney said he wanted to blow things up in Arizona, we had no idea how serious […] The post Avs trade targets: Oliver Ekman-Larsson...
Via Along the Boards
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Oliver Ekman-Larsson scores shorhanded goal from center ice (Video)

Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson somehow scored a shorthanded goal from beyond center ice to open the third period of Thursday night's game against Toronto.After the Coyotes won the face-off to open the third, Ekman-Larsson launched the puck down the ice towards the Maple Leafs net, and somehow it bounced past Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier for the score. Even...
Via Holdout Sports
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Oliver Ekman-Larsson Scores Goal From Own Blue Line Against Leafs

Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored a goal from just about at his own blue line off of a face off at center ice. Pretty embarrassing for Jonathan Bernier and par for the course for the Maple Leafs right now. [@myregularface] The post Oliver Ekman-Larsson Scores Goal From Own Blue Line Against Leafs appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Ekman-Larsson Scores vs Maple Leafs From Far Blue Line

Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson caught Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier napping at the start of the third period Thursday. Ekman-Larsson fired a shot from Arizona’s blue line that somehow fooled Bernier, tying the game five seconds into the third. The nature of the goal brought back painful memories of Vesa Toskala for Toronto fans. The Coyotes...
Via The Garbage Time
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson nets assist in high-scoring All-Star game

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson recorded an assist for Team Foligno, but John Tavares of the New York Islanders matched a record with four goals to lead Team Toews to a 17-12 victory on Sunday in the highest-scoring NHL All-Star game. The wild, no-defense exhibition even featured a fake fight to go with goals in bunches. The 29 goals were the most in the...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson nets assist in high-scoring All-Star game

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson recorded an assist for Team Foligno, but John Tavares of the New York Islanders matched a record with four goals to lead Team Toews to a 17-12 victory on Sunday in the highest-scoring NHL All-Star game. The wild, no-defense exhibition even featured a fake fight to go with goals in bunches. The 29 goals were the most in the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson is chasing Lidstrom's All-Star example

Oliver Ekman-Larsson idolized Detroit Red Wings defenseman and fellow countryman Nicklas Lidstrom from the time he was 5 years old. "I had posters and hockey cards," Ekman-Larsson said sheepishly. "We didn't get a lot of the NHL games on TV, but I read about him all the time in the newspapers and obviously, everybody knew who he was in Sweden." As Ekman-Larsson gets set to play in...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ekman-Larsson is chasing Lidstrom's All-Star example

Oliver Ekman-Larsson idolized Detroit Red Wings defenseman and fellow countryman Nicklas Lidstrom from the time he was 5 years old. "I had posters and hockey cards," Ekman-Larsson said sheepishly. "We didn't get a lot of the NHL games on TV but I read about him all the time in the newspapers and obviously, everybody knew who he was in Sweden." As Ekman-Larsson gets set to play in...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes regress to their mean in listless loss to Senators

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The infant stages of Saturday's game were great for the Coyotes. Defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson had just been named to his first NHL All-Star Game and Mikkel Boedker was showing off his skills again as Arizona grabbed an early lead off his individual brilliance from the right wing. The rest of the game? Well, that was the problem. That's when the Coyotes regressed...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson named NHL All-Star

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Oliver Ekman-Larsson will be the first one to admit he hasn't had the type of season he wanted. His dissatisfaction stems from that minus-12 rating he brought into Saturday's game against the Ottawa Senators at Gila River Arena. But the Coyotes defenseman's skill-level is apparent every time he takes the ice. This season, that will include taking the ice for the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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