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Gameday Thread: Rangers vs. Arizona

The New York Rangers (37-16-6) take on the Arizona Coyotes (20-34-7) at MSG tonight starting at 7 PM. For a preview, click here. TV: MSG+  Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Nash-Brassard-Zuccarello Kreider-Stepan- St.Louis Hagelin-Hayes-Miller Glass-D.Moore-Stempniak McDonagh-Girardi Staal-Boyle J. Moore-Klein Goalie match-up:  Cam Talbot – 10-5...
Via NY Rangers Blog
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes recall Samuelsson from Portland

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona Coyotes recalled forward Henrik Samuelsson from Portland on Wednesday and sent forward Jordan Martinook to the American Hockey League affiliate. The 21-year-old Samuelsson has 10 goals and 15 assists in 50 games for the Pirates this season. The son of former NHL defenseman Ulf Samuelsson, he was drafted 27th overall in 2012. The 22-year-old Martinook...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes back in McDavid-Eichel conversation

Remember when we told you it would be nearly impossible for the Coyotes to fall behind Edmonton in the Western Conference standings -- that it would require a divine act to fall behind Buffalo in the overall league standings? Well ... Following Arizona's 5-1 loss to the New York Islanders on Wednesday -- the Coyotes' seventh straight loss and ninth in their last 10 games (1-8-1)...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Dominant Third Sends Coyotes Home Howling

TONIGHT’S RECAP The New York Islanders (39-20-2) faced off against the Arizona Coyotes (20-33-7) tonight for the second and final time this season. This time at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. There were some interesting story lines entering the game. Nothing compared to Nick Leddy signing a seven-year contract extension earlier in the day, but fans were also excited to...
Via Islanders Insight
1 day ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Look to Domesticate Coyotes

Arizona Coyotes at New York Islanders: Pregame Report When: Tuesday, February 24, 2015Where: Nassau Veterans Memorial ColiseumTime: 7:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM The Islanders (39-20-2) are back at it again tonight for their sixth game in nine nights and will get another crack at 40th win of the season as...
Via Islanders Insight
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes-Islanders Preview

The Metropolitan Division-leading New York Islanders thought they had corrected the problems that resulted in the NHL's worst penalty kill before those woes cropped up again. The lowly Arizona Coyotes surprisingly feature one of the league's best power-play units, though it is currently enduring a drought. Special teams figure to play a major role as the Islanders look to avoid a...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes shut out in sixth consecutive loss

NEWARK, N.J. -- Cory Schneider had 38 saves for his third shutout of the season and the New Jersey Devils posted their first four-game winning streak in two years with a 3-0 decision over the fading Arizona Coyotes on Monday night. Scott Gomez tallied on a first-period breakaway and Mike Cammalleri had breakaway and empty-net goals in the third period for New Jersey which had not...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes shut out in sixth consecutive loss

NEWARK, N.J. -- Cory Schneider had 38 saves for his third shutout of the season and the New Jersey Devils posted their first four-game winning streak in two years with a 3-0 decision over the fading Arizona Coyotes on Monday night. Scott Gomez tallied on a first-period breakaway and Mike Cammalleri had breakaway and empty-net goals in the third period for New Jersey which had not...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Change all but certain for Coyotes as trade deadline approaches

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It's widely assumed that when the Arizona Coyotes return from their four-game, East Coast road trip, they will do so minus some of the players that boarded the plane Sunday at Sky Harbor International Airport. "You think so?" coach Dave Tippett asked, smiling. "Alright, I'll take your word for it." The NHL trade deadline is March 2. The Coyotes do not play again...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes-Devils Preview

Although probably still a longshot, the New Jersey Devils are looking to make it interesting as they try to avoid missing the playoffs in three straight seasons for the first time in 28 years. The Devils can continue to make up ground in the Eastern Conference race when they try for their longest winning streak in two years Monday night against the struggling Arizona Coyotes. Following...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Palat scores twice, Lightning hold off Coyotes for win

  Ondrej Palat scored twice, Ryan Callahan had a goal and an assist, and the Tampa Bay Lightning held off the Arizona Coyotes 4-2 on Saturday night. Ben Bishop made 11 of his final 20 saves in the third period for his 30th win of the season as the Lightning withstood a shaky finish to improve to 3-1 on their five-game trip and remain a point behind Atlantic Division-leading Montreal...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Palat scores 2, Lightning hold off Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Ondrej Palat scored twice, Ryan Callahan had a goal and an assist, and the Tampa Bay Lightning held off the Arizona Coyotes 4-2 on Saturday night. Ben Bishop made 11 of his final 20 saves in the third period for his 30th win of the season as the Lightning withstood a shaky finish to improve to 3-1 on their five-game trip and remain a point behind Atlantic Division...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vermette struggling as trade rumors swirl

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Antoine Vermette isn't shirking his professional duties. He knows he gets paid to generate offense in a Coyotes lineup increasingly bereft of point producers, and the center knows he hasn't produced of late.  "It's part of my job," said Vermette, who has three goals, 10 points and a minus-10 rating in 22 games since New Year's Day. "I've definitely been struggling...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Analytics go mainstream as NHL.com adopts advanced stats

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Coyotes coach Dave Tippett believes wholeheartedly in the importance and value of hockey analytics. His secret and sizeable stash of advanced statistics allows the coaching staff to analyze game situations down to the tiniest detail.  Ask Tippett about Corsi and Fenwick, however, and you'll get a scowl that speaks a thousand words. "I'm not a big fan of Corski...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning at Arizona Coyotes game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. The Tampa Bay Lightning have been solid through the first three stops on a five-game western trip. That likely doesn't bode well for an Arizona Coyotes team that continues to struggle at home. The Lightning can secure a winning trip by handing the lowly Coyotes an eighth consecutive home defeat Saturday night. Two nights...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning-Coyotes Preview

The Tampa Bay Lightning have been solid through the first three stops on a five-game western trip. That likely doesn't bode well for an Arizona Coyotes team that continues to struggle at home. The Lightning can secure a winning trip by handing the lowly Coyotes an eighth consecutive home defeat Saturday night. Two nights after totaling 23 shots in a 3-2 loss at Los Angeles, Tampa...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes' Mike McKenna struggles vs. Avs in his first start of season

  The Colorado Avalanche gave Arizona goalie Mike McKenna a rough welcome in his first NHL start of the season. Cody McLeod and Matt Duchene scored 9 seconds apart early in the first period, Jarome Iginla had two assists and the Avalanche beat the slumping Coyotes 5-2 on Monday night. Gabriel Landeskog, Tyson Barrie and Nick Holden also scored for the Avalanche. Semyon Varlamov...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes buried by Avalanche of errors

DENVER -- Mike McKenna insisted it wasn't a big deal that he hadn't played an NHL game since Dec. 23, 2013 against Carolina.  "I've played a lot in the American League this year," the Coyotes goalie said before his start Monday in Colorado. "Game experience is game experience, regardless of your level as a goalie. You're in that flow. You have that feel of the game so I think it...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
9 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes Mascot is Apparently Horny

Howler Coyote, the Phoenix Coyotes mascot appears to be looking for a hook-up. He sent out this Tweet: Howler is apparently on the prowl and looking for a “friend”. For those of you not familiar with Tinder, it is a “dating” application for your smartphone. And the term “dating” is used loosely here. Tinder is not a traditional dating app like Match, ChristianMingle,...
Via Sports Mockery
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers pull away from Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Rick Nash scored his NHL-best 35th goal early in a four-goal third period, and the New York Rangers beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-1 on Saturday night to give coach Alain Vigneault his 500th career win. Cam Talbot made 34 saves, including on Tobias Rieder's third-period penalty shot, in the Rangers' third straight win. Vigneault became the 21st coach in league history...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes C Hanzal likely done for season with back injury

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Arizona Coyotes center Martin Hanzal is scheduled to have back surgery and is likely done for the season. An alternate captain for the Coyotes, Hanzal has played in 37 of Arizona's 55 games, none since Jan. 29. Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said the injury is something that has been nagging the Czech center the past few seasons and has gotten progressively...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Hanzal to undergo back surgery, likely done for season

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Coyotes center Martin Hanzal will have surgery on his back next week. General manager Don Maloney said the procedure would "in all likelihood finish his season" and called the chances of Hanzal returning "remote." Hanzal also had back surgery to repair a herniated disc in July of 2008. He will see the same specialist, Dr. Robert Watkins, in Los Angeles. Maloney...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona's Hanzal likely done for the year with back injury

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona Coyotes center Martin Hanzal is scheduled to have back surgery and is likely done for the season. An alternate captain for the Coyotes, Hanzal has played in 37 of Arizona's 55 games, none since Jan. 29. Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said the injury is something that has been nagging the Czech center the past few seasons and has gotten progressively...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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