PHOENIX COYOTES NEWS

Tippett expected to be picked as Team Canada coach

Coyotes coach Dave Tippett is expected to be named head coach for Hockey Canada at the upcoming IIHF World Championship in Belarus in May. Tippett was working through some minor details and expected the announcement to come sometime this week. Florida Panthers head coach Peter DeBoer has been confirmed as an assistant coach for Tippett, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. Winnipeg...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes goalie Mike Smith's MCL sprain will heal without surgery, team says

While Coyotes players were packing up their equipment Monday inside Jobing.com Arena before scattering to their off-season destinations, goalie Mike Smith was finally ready to unload his. Smith said "about now" was the time he would have been ready to return from what General Manager Don Maloney revealed was an MCL sprain to Smith's right knee — an injury suffered...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes season in review

In the waning moments of the NHL season, the last game of the Phoenix Coyotes season against the Dallas Stars was forming into one of intense proportions – a play-in game of sorts. Winner goes to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and loser goes home. Well, the Phoenix Coyotes got their win, a 2-1 victory to end the season. The only problem – it was their only win in the month of April...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes notes: Smith's injury, free agents' future

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Had the Coyotes defeated the Predators on Thursday in Nashville, goalie Mike Smith would have tried to return for the final two games of the season against the Sharks and Stars, he said Monday. But the Coyotes lost that game and were eliminated from playoff contention the following day, removing any sense in speeding up his timeline. "I know I was playing...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes To Bring Back Retro Jerseys, Become ‘Arizona’ Coyotes (Photo)

The Phoenix Coyotes fell short of reaching the NHL playoffs this year, and the team is already making moves — just not with regards to personnel. According to Arizona Republic hockey reporter Sarah McLellan, the team will bring back their old retro jerseys for at least one game next season. They will likely be used in favor of the team’s “third” jerseys. Retro jersey night...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes end season with win over the Stars

They gathered for one last showing Sunday before convening one more time today when they empty out their locker stalls, and it wouldn't be unrealistic to expect the Coyotes to look different when they reassemble in the fall. Change, it seems, is the current preferred flavor. Sunday's season finale, a 2-1 win over the Dallas Stars in front of 15,146 at Jobing.com Arena that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A look at the highs and lows of the Coyotes' season

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- David Moss scored with 2:31 remaining in regulation to give the Coyotes a 2-1 win over the Stars on Sunday in the season finale at Jobing.com Arena. The victory ended a season-worst seven-game losing streak. And that's all we'll have to say about that. Instead of recapping a meaningless game or this disappointing season, we decided to leave you with seven...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes officially eliminated, last game tonight

Well, it's official. There is absolutely no scenario left where the Coyotes can make the playoffs. The Dallas Stars have statistically eliminated Phoenix from playoff contention with six wins in their last ten games. The Stars have 91 points in 81 games to date, while the Coyotes managed only 87 in 81. Ironically, the two teams face off tonight in what could be called a grudge...
Via Puckrant.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks beat Phoenix Coyotes in regular-season finale

Joe Pavelski reached the 40-goal milestone, then added one for good measure. Antti Niemi made 30 saves and gave up fewer goals than he had in four of his past five starts. Oh, and the Sharks beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 on Saturday night to head into the playoffs on a two-game winning streak. Not a gem by any means, but all in all, not a bad way to end a regular season that saw...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Offseason direction will speak volumes about Coyotes ownership

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dave Tippett experienced a level of disappointment on Friday night that he had never experienced in his NHL coaching career -- missing the postseason for two consecutive years. "It's a frustrating time. You're in this business to win," the Coyotes coach said. "Ultimately, when you don’t make the playoffs, you have to make changes to...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Expect changes after Coyotes' playoff-less season

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Hours before his team knew its fate, defenseman Zbynek Michalek finally declared what everyone else was thinking about this so-called playoff race between the Coyotes and the Stars. "It's like nobody wants it," he said. Somebody did Friday night. Dallas came to play in a thorough 3-0 win over short-handed and struggling St. Louis at American Airlines...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Stars' win ends Coyotes' playoff hopes

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Hours before his team knew its fate, Phoenix defenseman Zbynek Michalek finally declared what everyone else was thinking about this so-called playoff race between the Coyotes and the Dallas Stars. "It's like nobody wants it," he said. Somebody did Friday night. Dallas came to play in a thorough, 3-0 win over the shorthanded and struggling St. Louis...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes death march continues in Nashville

It's tempting to close the coffin lid on the Coyotes' season. So many teams have rolled over Phoenix the past two weeks that an open-casket wake seems macabre.  The problem is, the Dallas Stars keep bringing around that damned defibrillator and forcing us to stare at this gasping, ugly mess for a few more days. The latest stop on the Coyotes' determined death march was...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators play possible spoiler to Coyotes, collect 2-0 shutout victory

Going from seeing your season on life support to having the plug pulled over the course of 48 hours can produce a very polarizing effect on a hockey team. The Nashville Predators were eliminated from their chance at the Stanley Cup Playoffs Tuesday night with a 3-2 shootout loss to the Dallas Stars. Over the course of the first twenty minutes against tonight’s opponents, the Phoenix...
Via The Predatorial
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes drop crucial game

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Pekka Rinne made 29 saves to lead the Nashville Predators to a 2-0 win over Phoenix on Thursday night, damaging the Coyotes' playoff hopes. Craig Smith and Patric Hornqvist scored for Nashville, which has won four of its last five. The loss hurt Phoenix's quest for the Western Conference's eighth and final playoff spot. The Coyotes entered the day...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
7 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes look to snap skid, keep playoff hopes alive

The Phoenix Coyotes are mired in their longest losing streak of the season, but their latest defeat could have been worse. The Coyotes will try to end a five-game slide Thursday night in their final road game as they meet the Nashville Predators, who have been eliminated from playoff contention. Phoenix (36-28-15) fell 4-3 in overtime at Columbus on Tuesday but was headed for a regulation...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes fall to Blue Jackets in OT

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ryan Johansen took a stretch pass from James Wisniewski and scored on a wrist shot at 3:33 of overtime to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-3 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night, tying a franchise record for wins. Sergei Bobrovsky had 29 saves, Blake Comeau, Boone Jenner and Mark Letestu also had goals and Artem Anisimov added two assists for the Blue...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Before the CBJ puck drops: Phoenix Coyotes

GAME 79: Phoenix Coyotes   36-28-14 -- 4th place in the Pacific Division, 1 point out of the final Western Conference wild card seed 4-3-3 in last 10 games   SCORING RANKINGS Phoenix Goals for: 2.60 goals/game - 20th in the NHL Goals against: 2.74 goals/game - 18th Columbus Goals for: 2.74 goals/game - 13th in the NHL Goals against: 2.63 goals/game - 15th   SINCE WE LAST MET...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes have new lease on life with four games to play

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The weekend placed the Coyotes in a pair of unfamiliar situations. First, they had a chance to rest, regroup and actually practice during a rare three-day break in their late-season grind. On the flip side, they had to watch helplessly as the Dallas Stars made up their two games in hand, not knowing whether they'd still be in realistic striking distance of...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes Report: Powerplay is key to balanced offense

Keith Yandle of the Phoenix Coyotes is quick to credit assistant coach Newell Brown for the clubs improved powerplay which has led to more balance in the teams offensive output. The attribution to Brown appears in a note on nhl.com. Balanced offense has been one of those aspects of the game that the majority of teams in the NHL have strived to find.photo from Wikimedia.orgYandle...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Ribeiro has been worthless

Say, whatever became of Mike Ribeiro?The veteran NHL center was supposed to provide offensive support for the Phoenix Coyotes. He had excelled in his previous time with coach Dave Tippett with the Dallas Stars.He did pretty solid work for the Washington Capitals behind tip center Nicklas Backstrom. The Coyotes invested $22 million over four years into his playmaking ability, believing...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas Greiss still has goal to start in goal full time

His profession requires him to wear a mask, one he chose to decorate with blood-stained teeth and the bulging eyeballs of a yeti, but even without it on, Coyotes goalie Thomas Greiss still seems to be hidden. The mellow, easy-going facade is genuine but plenty more lurks behind it — like a passion for mountain biking the Alps, a trip to Chile on his to-do list and an affinity...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes’ Martin Hanzal suffers lower-body injury

The Phoneix Coyotes have announced that second line center, Martin Hanzal is out after suffering a lower body injury in the third period of Friday nights game against the Edmonton Oilers.More information regarding Hanzal's status is expected to be released sometime this weekend. No stranger to injury or missed games; Hanzal, the one-man wrecking crew , has amassed a total of...
Via Sports Injury Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes' Mike Smith has no timetable for his return

The Phoenix Coyotes have announced that Mike Smith does not have a timetable set for his return after being sidelined a couple of weeks ago with a Lower Body Injury.Smith has been sidelined with a lower body injury since sustaining it on March 24th during a game against the New York Rangers. Smith has been skating for the past few days and on Friday he even took a few shots from...
Via Sports Injury Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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