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Coyotes win 2-1 in OT over the Florida Panthers

Coyotes center Justin Hodgman had played in a growing list of leagues except the one he wanted most: the National Hockey League. He starred in the now-defunct International Hockey League, saw days in the East Coast Hockey League and even had a tour overseas in Finland and Russia. But once he was given a chance as a 26-year-old to gain entrance into the NHL, he capitalized. In...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Storylines aplenty in Coyotes' win over Panthers

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Coyotes needed a reason to smile. Their game had looked much better of late but they were riding a three-game losing streak heading into Saturday's matchup with the surprisingly hot Florida Panthers at Gila River Arena. Leave it to youth to deliver the much-needed mood swing. Center Justin Hodgman scored his first goal in his first NHL game, left wing Sam...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ekman-Larsson's OT goal beats Panthers

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored at 2:20 of overtime, Mike Smith stopped 23 shots, and the Arizona Coyotes rallied to beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Saturday night. Justin Hodgman scored in his NHL debut and the Coyotes had a strong defensive game in front of Smith to end a three-game losing streak (0-2-1). Hodgman, a healthy scratch in two games during his first...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes rally for 2-1 overtime win over Florida

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored at 2:20 of overtime, Mike Smith stopped 23 shots, and the Arizona Coyotes rallied to beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Saturday night. Justin Hodgman scored in his NHL debut and the Coyotes had a strong defensive game in front of Smith to end a three-game losing streak (0-2-1). Hodgman, a healthy scratch in two games during his first...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Pirri scores in regulation, but Panthers fall to Coyotes in OT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored at 2:20 of overtime, Mike Smith stopped 23 shots, and the Arizona Coyotes rallied to beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Saturday night. Justin Hodgman scored in his NHL debut and the Coyotes had a strong defensive game in front of Smith to end a three-game losing streak (0-2-1). Hodgman, a healthy scratch in two games during his first...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ekman-Larsson's OT goal beats Panthers

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored at 2:20 of overtime, Mike Smith stopped 23 shots, and the Arizona Coyotes rallied to beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Saturday night. Justin Hodgman scored in his NHL debut and the Coyotes had a strong defensive game in front of Smith to end a three-game losing streak (0-2-1). Hodgman, a healthy scratch in two games during his first...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Pirri scores in regulation, but Panthers fall to Coyotes in OT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored at 2:20 of overtime, Mike Smith stopped 23 shots, and the Arizona Coyotes rallied to beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Saturday night. Justin Hodgman scored in his NHL debut and the Coyotes had a strong defensive game in front of Smith to end a three-game losing streak (0-2-1). Hodgman, a healthy scratch in two games during his first...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oliver Ekman-Larsson Fantasy Rankings 2014 2015

Year Team GP G A PTS +/- 2010 PHX 48 1 10 11 3 2011 PHX 82 13 19 32 0 2012 PHX 48 3 21 24 5 2013 PHX 80 15 29 44 -4 Oliver Ekman-Larsson | Defenseman D-Man Rank:  #10 Team:  Arizona Coyotes Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/17/1991 Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190 Notes:  Oliver Ekman-Larsson achieved personal bests
Via Hockey Trades | NHL Trade Rumors
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes fight for OT win over LA Kings

Suspect goaltending helped derail the Coyotes in Game 1, and coach Dave Tippett tried to rectify that for his team's second challenge of the season by switching up his netminders. Starter Mike Smith, who was between the pipes for all six goals Thursday against the Jets, took a seat Saturday against the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings, and backup Devan Dubnyk made his Coyotes...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson on the brink of stardom

Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson has long been the team's best-kept secret, an elite blueliner unable to achieve league-wide recognition. "OEL" is confident but far from outspoken and egotistical. To find a sharp indication of Ekman-Larsson's North American perception, we found a collection of compliments from last season. As Ekman-Larsson's resume...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Arizona Coyotes Preview: Blue Line Scoring Key To Playoff Chances

The Coyotes ditched the “Phoenix” part of their name after last season to officially become the “Arizona Coyotes.” The franchise’s success has been built on a deep, talented blue line over the last four years and 2014-15 should be no different. Oliver Ekman-Larsson is the best defenseman on the team as a two-way player who plays against elite competition and excels on special...
Via NESN.com
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

No longer underrated, Ekman-Larsson looks to lead in Arizona

By now you should all know about Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson. When the Coyotes reached the Western Conference Final in 2012, Ekman-Larsson wowed fans who hadn’t had much of a chance to see him play with his ability to carry the puck and generate offense from the blue line. His ability to play strong in all three zones had many believing they were watching a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes announce contract extensions for Playfair, Effinger, O'Hearn

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Coyotes signed associate coach Jim Playfair and director of pro scouting Frank Effinger to multiyear contract extensions, the team announced Monday. Chris O'Hearn also was promoted to vice president of hockey operations. As per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Playfair enters his fourth season as Coyotes' associate coach in 2014-15...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Phoenix Coyotes Best “Cellys” of 2013-2014

  Everyone loves a good hockey celly, right? The Phoenix Coyotes had no shortage of great goal celebrations this year, including Keith Yandle, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Mike Ribiero, Antoine Vermette and of course, Mike Smith’s patented celly following a Coyotes’ win.   Phoenix Sports-Kings Lead Columnist Dylan Veltkamp @DylanVeltkampSK
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ekman-Larsson score another spectacular goal

Last month, Phoenix Coyotes defender Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored a pretty special solo goal.  He skated past several defenders to score in the 4-2 defeat to the Boston Bruins. On Tuesday night, he scored another against the Columbus Blue Jackets.  This time it was a clutch goal that allowed the Coyotes to tie the game and send it to overtime.  The Coyotes would eventually lose...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

'Demoralizing' loss caps disastrous week for Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- There are bad weeks at the office and there are train wrecks after plunging off a 1,000-foot-high suspension bridge. To recap the Coyotes' week -- one that followed a five-point, three-game Eastern road trip -- they lost two shootouts at home to non-playoff teams (the Jets and Oilers), blew a chance to move into seventh place against the Wild and got routed...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oliver Ekman-Larsson shows off amazing hands

Phonies Coyotes’ Swedish defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored an amazing goal against the Boston Bruins on Saturday night.  Receiving the puck in his own half, Ekman-Larsson rushes through the Boston defense to score. The goal came in the second period to put the Coyotes 2-1 up.  Mikkel Boedker and  Keith Yandleprovided the assists.  The Coyotes lost the game 4-2 after a...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes can't keep Bruins from 12th straight win

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Boston Bruins rallied with three third-period goals, the go-ahead score by Shawn Thornton with 3:18 to play, to win their 12th in a row, 4-2 over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night. The Bruins are two shy of the franchise mark of 14 straight set in the 1929-30 season. They also have the most points in the NHL with 103, two more than Western Conference-leading...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes Focused On Points

(blogs.thescore.com) Mike Smith, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Lori Korpikoski returned home from Sochi with their medals in hand and their attention back to Coyotes Hockey. During the break, Head Coach Dave Tippett had his players conditioning and practicing everyday, treating the time off as a mini camp. He stressed to his players, the importance of finishing down the stretch and picking...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

A Q&A with Coyotes co-owner George Gosbee from Sochi

A Q&A with Coyotes co-owner, executive chairman and governor George Gosbee, who is in Sochi, Russia for the Winter Olympics.  FSAZ: Having been there almost a week, how would you rate these games compared to others you have attended? Gosbee: "It's been a great experience. The Olympic compound is really impressive. I don't have any complaints but the one thing I...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympic Hockey played in old Simon Says console

I used to hate this game, mostly because I was a child with a short attention span.  Also of note, capacity at the Bolshoy Ice Dome (Russian for 80s Party Game) is 12000. This is more than 1000 less than the average attendance at Phoenix Coyotes games. Yes, that's right. Oliver Ekman-Larsson is going to play for Sweden in the morning, and he will say "Boy, I'm used...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson enters Olympic limelight

Merchandise bearing Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson’s initials has slowly worked its way around the team’s locker room, but not even a hat or a T-shirt has landed in winger Lauri Korpikoski’s possession. “No, he hasn’t given me anything yet,” Korpikoski said. “He doesn’t want to give me anything. I don’t know if they’re going to expand to Finland, but...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Oliver Ekman-Larsson willing to scrap

The evolution of Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson’s game has focused on his defending style, his passing and his shot. But one of the more-noticeable developments is probably one of the more unexpected — he can be pretty scrappy, too. “I don’t know,” he said with a smile. “I’m a pretty mean person.” Obviously, his ability to defend and offensive instincts...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes take down the Pittsburgh Penguins at home

When they brainstormed how to combat the seemingly otherworldly skill of Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby, defensemen Zbynek Michalek and Oliver Ekman-Larsson decided they would protect the middle of the ice and push Crosby and his linemates to the outside. Let them have shots from the boards, they thought. But what turned out to be one of the pair’s most successful...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Malkin tries to TKO Ekman-Larsson

Evgeni Malkin and Oliver Ekman-Larsson went at it all night. Malkin became frustrated late in the third. Then he tried to end Ekman-Larrson Our favorite part of this is Malkin's wayward stance after throwing the punch. He seems like he is waiting for Ekman-Larsson to fall over.Vicious looking uppercut though, nice form.
Via The Pensblog
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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