Phoenix Coyotes

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Max Domi's good candidate to make 14-15 Yotes | 04/17/2014 10:06 AM
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Max Domi will go into the Coyotes' 2014 training camp with a good shot of making the team.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
"Certainly Max is a very strong candidate for a position with us," Coyotes GM Don Maloney said. "I'm excited about his game. He had another strong year, but I don't want to ... put it in ink that he's starting left winger next year. He just may be too young." Domi was taken with the 12th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He had 34 goals and 93 points in 61 OHL games with the London Knights in 2013-14.
Canada taps Dave Tippett as 2014 Worlds coach | 04/16/2014 4:19 PM
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Dave Tippett will serve as Team Canada's head coach in the 2014 World Championship.
Hockey Canada

Impact
Although Canada won gold in the 2010 and 2014 Winter Games, they haven't earned a medal in the last four World Championships. Tippett will be tasked with reversing that trend, along with his assists Peter DeBoer and Paul Maurice.
S. Doan struggled after return from illness | 04/16/2014 10:09 AM
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Shane Doan admitted that he struggled to get his season back on track after returning from Rocky Mountain fever.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
"It's such a freak thing, and you'd never expect to go through something like that," Doan said. "Once you're back and playing, you're back and playing. You're wanting to contribute and help out more than I did, especially early on. When I came back, I wasn't very good. I think I'm getting better every day." Doan had 23 goals and 47 points in 69 games in 2013-14. He'll have plenty of time to rest up and return in peak condition for the 2014-15 campaign.
Tyler Gaudet will play for AHL Portland | 04/15/2014 12:23 PM
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The Phoenix Coyotes have sent Tyler Gaudet to AHL Portland.
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Impact
Gaudet didn't end up playing for Phoenix during his brief NHL stint. He had 26 goals and 61 points in 65 games with the OHL Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in 2013-14.
Mark Visentin returns to the minors | 04/15/2014 12:21 PM
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Mark Visentin will head to AHL Portland.
Coyotes.nhl.com

Impact
Visentin kicked out 29 of 32 shots in his NHL debut on Saturday. He has a 3.30 GAA and .901 save percentage in 44 AHL games this season.
Brandon Gormley heads to AHL Portland | 04/15/2014 12:20 PM
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The Phoenix Coyotes have sent Brandon Gormley to the minors.
Coyotes.nhl.com

Impact
Gormley played in five games with Phoenix and didn't record a point. He's worth keeping an eye on though because he does have some offensive upside.
Phoenix demotes Connor Murphy | 04/15/2014 12:19 PM
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Connor Murphy will head to AHL Portland.
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Impact
Murphy had a goal and eight points in 30 games with Phoenix in 2013-14. He also has 11 assists in 34 AHL contests.
Mike Smith should be over knee injury soon | 04/14/2014 5:58 PM
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Mike Smith sustained an MCL sprain to his right knee back on March 24 that sidelined him for the last 10 games of the regular season.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
He was initially projected to be out of action for two to four weeks, so he should get clearance shortly. Unfortunately, his injury came at a bad time for the Coyotes, as they were battling for a playoff spot down the stretch and came up just short of earning the final wild card spot in the Western Conference.
David Moss scores game winner Sunday | 04/14/2014 9:28 AM
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David Moss scored the winner Sunday in a 2-1 win over Dallas.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
The Coyotes ended their season on a winning note as Moss knocked in the winner with 2:31 to go in the third period. Moss finished with eight goals and 22 points. He has little-to-no fantasy value.
Coyotes play last game as Phoenix | 04/14/2014 9:24 AM
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The Coyotes played their last game as the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
The team will be known as the Arizona Coyotes next season and they finally snapped a seven game losing streak with a 2-1 win over Dallas Sunday.
Thomas Greiss saves only 16 shots for victory | 04/14/2014 12:02 AM
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Phoenix goalie Thomas Greiss needed to make only 16 saves en route to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Dallas Stars Sunday night.
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Impact
It was his 10th win of the season, and the final one ever for the Phoenix Coyotes. The franchise will become the Arizona Coyotes for the 2014-15 season. They did not make the playoffs this season. Greiss, backup to Mike Smith, ends the regular season with a record of 9-8-5, a GAA of 2.35 and a save percentage of .920.
Shane Doan scores; Coyotes win season finale | 04/13/2014 11:49 PM
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The Phoenix Coyotes managed to complete their dismal regular season on a winning note, defeating the visiting Dallas Stars 2-1 Sunday night.
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Impact
Captain Shane Doan scored one of the Phoenix goals. It was his 23rd of the season. David Moss, with his eighth of the season, scored the Coyotes' game winner late in the third period. With the win, the avoided going into a disappointingly early offseason with memories of an eight-game winless streak. "Nobody ever wants to be in this situation," Doan said before the game. "We've got to find a way to end this stupid streak we're on." They did.
Coyotes ink Dan O'Donoghue to entry level | 04/13/2014 9:08 AM
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The Phoenix Coyotes have signed Dan O'Donoghue to a two-year entry level contract.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
O'Donoghue is 23 years of age and just finished a four year career with Mercyhurst College where he had 15 goals and 43 points in 38 games. He will start his professional career with Portland of the AHL.
Coyotes recall Tyler Gaudet from the OHL | 04/13/2014 9:03 AM
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The Phoenix Coyotes have recalled Tyler Gaudet from the OHL.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
The undrafted center from Sault Ste. Marie had 26 goals and 61 points in 65 games this season and then chipped in with eight points in nine playoff games before the Soo were eliminated earlier in the week. He could play on Sunday.
Hanzal not expected to play Sunday | 04/13/2014 8:59 AM
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Martin Hanzal skated on Saturday but is not expected to play on Sunday as he recovers from a lower body injury.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
The injury has kept Hanzal on the sidelines for the last three games. He will finish the season with 15 goals and 40 points, the most points for the feisty Hanzal in his career.
Mike Smith likely unavailable Sunday | 04/13/2014 8:44 AM
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Mike Smith (knee) is unlikely to play on Sunday.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
Smith has been out three weeks and it coincided with the Coyotes current seven game losing streak that knocked them out of the playoffs. "I've had that injury before and for a skater or a guy out, you might be able to get away with it," coach Dave Tippett said. "But he's been practicing with a brace on, and he looks normal in there. But there's a couple movements he can't do, and I know where that comes from. It just grabs you and bites you. You can't get in the game and function that way and especially in that position. A forward might be able to get away with it. A goalie you're not going to get away with it." Smith will finish the season with a 27-21-10 record to go with a 2.64 GAA and a .915 save percentage. Look for Smith to improve on those numbers next season.
G Mark Visentin takes 3-2 loss in NHL debut | 04/13/2014 1:14 AM
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Mark Visentin stopped 29 shots but couldn't overcome a shaky start and was the losing goaltender in his NHL debut as the Phoenix Coyotes took a 3-2 loss Saturday night from the visiting San Jose Sharks.
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Impact
Visentin allowed two goals to San Jose gunner Joe Pavelski in the first five shots he faced. "I definitely felt the jitters out there, but I thought the team did a great job coming back in the second, definitely helped me feel more comfortable out there," said Visentin, who was Phoenix's second-round pick in the 2010 NHL Draft. "I was having fun at times, but it stinks losing."
Shane Doan scores but Coyotes lose again | 04/13/2014 1:09 AM
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Phoenix captain Shane Doan scored his 22nd goal of the season in the Coyotes' 3-2 loss to the visiting San Jose Sharks Saturday night.
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Impact
The Coyotes are 0-4-3 in the past seven games and will miss the postseason for a second straight year after reaching the Western Conference final in 2012. The Coyotes have scored nine goals in the seven games, scoring more than two goals once in that span. Mike Ribeiro also scored a goal for the Coyotes Saturday, his 16th of the season. The Coyotes finish out their season at home Sunday against the Dallas Stars.
Coyotes tap Mark Visentin for first NHL start | 04/12/2014 2:00 PM
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Mark Visentin will get his first NHL start Saturday night.
Sarah McLellan on Twitter

Impact
He'll face the shooters of the San Jose Sharks. Mike Smith has been out of action since Mar. 24 and Thomas Greiss has tended to the crease in his absence. The Coyotes want to give some of their younger guys playing time now that the playoffs are out of reach.
Martin Hanzal sat Thursday with LBI | 04/12/2014 12:37 PM
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Martin Hanzal (lower body) sat for a second straight game Thursday.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
He has been limited to 65 games this season because of injuries. It isn't clear if Hanzal, who has 15 goals and 40 points, will play in either of Phoenix's remaining two games.
Martin Erat reaches 800-game milestone | 04/12/2014 12:32 PM
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Martin Erat skated in his 800th career game Thursday night.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
Interestingly, it was also his first time back in Nashville since he was traded by the Predators at last season's trade deadline. The Preds took Erat in the seventh round of the 1999 draft. He has two goals and one assist in 15 games with Phoenix this season after he had 24 points in 53 matches with Washington.
Phoenix puts themselves in tough spot | 04/11/2014 10:08 AM
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With Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Nashville Predators, the Phoenix Coyotes are all-but out of the playoffs.
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Impact
The Dallas Stars are two points ahead of Phoenix in the battle for the final Wild Card spot and the Stars control the tiebreaker. That means if Dallas goes 1-1-0 or 0-0-2 in their final two games, then they will make the playoffs. The one glimmer of hope that Phoenix still has is that they will close out the season with a game against Dallas, so if the Stars lose their next game and Phoenix wins, then the Coyotes fate will be in their own hands.
Radim Vrbata continues to struggle in loss | 04/11/2014 12:47 AM
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Radim Vrbata and the rest of the Coyotes were held off the scoresheet in Thursday's 2-0 loss to Nashville.
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Impact
Vrbata seems to be missing the services of line mate Martin Hanzal since he has recorded one measly assist over his last six games. He registered three shots on goal in a losing effort.
Thomas Greiss drops sixth straight vs. Preds | 04/11/2014 12:41 AM
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Thomas Greiss did his best to prevent it, but the Coyotes dropped a 2-0 decision to the Predators on Thursday night.
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Impact
Greiss has played well in the absence of starter Mike Smith, but his teammates have stopped scoring and the backup netminder has lost six consecutive decisions. His record now stands at 9-8-5 while his GAA is 2.35 and his save percentage is .920.
Mike Smith (leg) is doubtful Thursday | 04/10/2014 10:43 AM
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Mike Smith (leg) took part in Wednesday's practice, but he appeared to leave the ice in frustration.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
Smith's availability for Thursday's game is still in doubt. If he's frustrated, that would be understandable given that the Coyotes are in a tight race against the Dallas Stars for the final Wild Card spot while he's forced to allow his leg to heal.
Shane Doan scores for first time since Mar 22 | 04/09/2014 10:51 AM
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Shane Doan found the back of the net in a 4-3 overtime loss on Tuesday.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
It was Doan's first marker since March 22. He now has 21 goals and 45 points in 66 games this season.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 3 points in 2 games | 04/09/2014 10:48 AM
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Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored a goal in Phoenix's 4-3 overtime loss on Tuesday.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
Ekman-Larsson has two goals and three points in his last two games. That brings him up to 15 goals and 29 assists in 77 contests in 2013-14.
Thomas Greiss suffers fifth straight loss | 04/09/2014 12:14 AM
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Thomas Greiss allowed four goals on 30 shots in Phoenix's 4-3 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.
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Impact
Greiss has not provided adequate relief for the Coyotes since Mike Smith went down, owning a 2-2-4 record and a five game losing skid since taking over the crease. The 28 year old's strong start keeps his line looking good at a 9-7-5 record with a .920 save percentage and 2.36 goals against average. But Phoenix has lost control of its own playoff destiny with Greiss in goal.
Martin Erat scores in Yotes' OT loss to CBJ | 04/09/2014 12:09 AM
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Martin Erat netted a goal in the Coyotes' 4-3 overtime loss to Columbus on Tuesday night.
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Impact
Erat has just two goals and an assist in 14 games since arriving in Phoenix via trade from Washington, where he had one goal in 53 games. Safe to say Erat is glad that 2013-14 is finally coming to an end, with just 27 points in 67 games.
Justin Hache inks 3 year deal with Coyotes | 04/08/2014 10:46 AM
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The Phoenix Coyotes have signed defenseman Justin Hache to a three-year/entry level deal.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
The defenseman was drafted in the seventh round, 208th overall, in 2012. He had five goals and 46 points in 57 games with Cape Breton of the QMJHL.
Mike Smith participates in full practice Mon. | 04/08/2014 10:41 AM
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Mike Smith (leg) participated in a full practice on Monday.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
This is good news for the Coyotes as they have lost their last four games and while has been out two weeks, Phoenix has slipped out of the playoffs. He is questionable for Tuesday's game but with three games remaining after that, Smith could find himself back between the pipes this week.
Mike Ribeiro unable to score in last 10 games | 04/08/2014 10:38 AM
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Mike Ribeiro has been unable to score in his last 10 games.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
He has also been a healthy scratch of late, as coach Dave Tippett is looking for the right mix as the Coyotes are only one point out of a playoff spot despite losing their last four games in a row. "Really, 'Ribs' has to put the work in. That's the bottom line," Tippett said. "Everybody likes to rely on other players around them, but you gotta put the work in yourself first before you start looking at wingers."
Martin Hanzal questionable for Tuesday | 04/08/2014 10:35 AM
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Martin Hanzal (lower body) is questionable for Tuesday's game against Columbus.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
Hanzal suffered the injury on Friday in Edmonton. While he hit the 40 point mark on March 26 with an assist, Hanzal is in a goal scoring slump as he has not found the back of the net in the last 12 games. He has not skated since the injury so his status will likely be up in the air until game time.
Connor Murphy could make home debut | 04/08/2014 8:01 AM
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Connor Murphy could play in his first game near his hometown as the Coyotes are in Columbus Tuesday.
Columbus Dispatch

Impact
Murphy is a native of nearby Dublin, Ohio and the former first round pick in the 2011 Draft is itching to get back into the Phoenix lineup after being a healthy scratch the last three games. He has a goal and eight points with a plus-six rating this season in 28 games. Stay tuned.
Martin Hanzal (lower body) is day-to-day | 04/07/2014 10:46 AM
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Martin Hanzal is dealing with a lower-body injury.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
Hanzal sustained the ailment while playing against Edmonton on Friday. He missed Sunday's practice, but might be on the ice Monday.
Coyotes have struggled when down 1-0 | 04/03/2014 11:27 AM
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The Phoenix Coyotes are 7-16-8 when they fall behind 1-0.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
Giving up that first goal is a significant blow to any team, but the Coyotes have been particularly unsuccessful when it comes to overcoming a 1-0 deficit. That was the case on Wednesday when they surrendered a goal just 1:20 minutes into their game against Los Angeles en route to a 4-0 loss. Phoenix is tied with Dallas in terms of points in the battle for the last Wild Card spot, but the Coyotes have played in two more games.
Greiss and the Coyotes lose | 04/03/2014 3:09 AM
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Thomas Greiss let in four goals on 32 shots in Phoenix 4-0 loss to Los Angeles Wednesday evening.
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Impact
Greiss lost his third straight game and the Coyotes could not afford to lose if they want to make it to the playoffs. Greiss now has a 9-7-3 record with a 2.31 goals-against average and .923 save percentage. Greiss will continue to start for the Coyotes as long as Mike Smith is injured.
Antoine Vermette has 45 points in 2013-14 | 04/02/2014 9:54 AM
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Antoine Vermette had an assist in a 2-1 shootout defeat to Winnipeg.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
With that, Vermette has reached the 45 point mark with six games remaining. He also has 24 goals, giving him an outside chance of reaching his career-high of 27 markers set in 2009-10.
Mikkel Boedker records an assist vs. Jets | 04/02/2014 9:52 AM
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Mikkel Boedker picked up an assist in Phoenix's 2-1 shootout loss on Tuesday.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
Boedker has recorded at least one point in six of his last eight contests. That's brought him up to 19 goals and 48 points in 76 games this season.
Greiss and the Coyotes lose | 04/02/2014 3:32 AM
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Thomas Greiss stopped 21 of 22 shots in Phoenix's 2-1 shootout loss to Winnipeg Tuesday night.
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Impact
Greiss started his fourth straight game for the Coyotes and played a solid game. He has been good for the Coyotes since Mike Smith injured himself. Greiss now has a 9-6-3 record with a 2.21 GAA and a .926 save percentage. He will continue to start for the Coyotes as long as Smith will be sidelined.
Michalek scores in loss | 04/02/2014 3:28 AM
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Zbynek Michalek scored a goal in Phoenix's 2-1 shootout loss to Winnipeg Tuesday evening.
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Impact
It was Michalek's second goal of the season and his ninth point. Antoine Vermette and Mikkel Boedker assisted the goal.
Coyotes will stick with Thomas Greiss Tuesday | 04/01/2014 5:33 PM
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Thomas Greiss will make his career-high fourth consecutive start on Tuesday.
Coyotes.nhl.com

Impact
The reason why the Coyotes are leaing on Greiss is because starting netminder Mike Smith is sidelined. Greiss has a 2.30 GAA and .924 save percentage in 19 games in 2013-14.
Mike Smith (leg) is back on the ice Monday | 04/01/2014 10:15 AM
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Mike Smith (leg) was on the ice prior to the Coyotes' practice on Monday.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
Smith still isn't close to returning as he won't be re-evaluated until the weekend. He has a 2.64 GAA and .915 save percentage in 62 games in 2013-14.
Chris Summers finally coming into his own | 03/31/2014 10:02 AM
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Twenty-six-year-old Chris Summers is finally coming into his own as an NHL defenseman.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
Summers had played only 29 NHL games heading into this season as the former first round pick from the 2006 Draft had spent a lot of time in the minors. It continued this season but Summers was recalled 12 games ago and his play has been good the last month. "It's just one of those situations where if I don't play good hockey, then on to the next," Summers said. "Personally, I think I'm at the point in my career I better start figuring it out or it's going to be a short road ahead. It's one of those things, ever since the beginning of the season getting put on waivers, even more motivation to up my game that much. If given another chance like this one, to make the best of it." He has two goals and three points this season.
Mikkel Boedker one away from 20-goal season | 03/29/2014 11:46 PM
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Mikkel Boedker was the lone scorer for the Coyotes, who came up short in a 3-1 loss to the Wild on Saturday night.
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Impact
Boedker has been a solid forward for the Coyotes, putting up 19 goals and 47 points on the season, both of which are easily career highs. Shane Doan and Oliver Ekman-Larsson got the assists on the goal.
Thomas Greiss gives up two on 27 shots | 03/29/2014 11:45 PM
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Thomas Greiss yielded two goals on 27 shots in the 3-1 loss to the Wild on Saturday night.
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Impact
Greiss was looking for his third straight win. He's given up two goals in four straight games, though the first game he was pulled in the first period. Greiss has a 2.31 goals-against average and .924 save percentage and should continue to get the work between the pipes with Mike Smith sidelined.
Mike Smith will be looked at again in a week | 03/29/2014 3:13 PM
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Mike Smith (lower body) will be re-evaluated in one week.
Phoenix Coyotes on Twitter

Impact
Coach Dave Tippett said that Smith's lower-body injury isn't as serious the team originally thought. Thomas Greiss will continue to fill in during Smith's absence.
Radim Vrbata approaches 50-point milestone | 03/28/2014 10:40 AM
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Radim Vrbata recorded an assist in Phoenix's 3-2 shootout win versus the New Jersey Devils.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
Vrbata has 20 goals and 29 assists in 72 games this season. He's previously reached the 50-point mark twice in his career.
Chris Summers has a two point game Thursday | 03/28/2014 10:38 AM
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Chris Summers had a goal and an assist in Phoenix's 3-2 shootout win on Thursday.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
It was the second multi-point game of Summers' career. He has two goals and three points in 11 contests in 2013-14. He's a former first round draft pick, but not one with much upside from a fantasy perspective.
Kyle Chipchura picks up 2 points in win | 03/27/2014 10:17 PM
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Kyle Chipchura was the offensive hero for Phoenix in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over New Jersey.
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Impact
The checking line forward netted a goal and an assist for the Coyotes in the victory to bring his point total to 17 on the campaign. Chris Summers also registered his second goal of the year in the win.
Thomas Greiss steps up for Coyotes in SO win | 03/27/2014 10:15 PM
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Thomas Greiss won his second consecutive start in place of the injured Mike Smith Thursday when the Coyotes earned a 3-2 shootout win over New Jersey.
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Impact
Greiss blocked 26 of 28 shots through 65 minutes of action and was perfect in the shootout, stopping all three Devils shooters he went up against. His record on the season is now 9-5-2 while his GAA is 2.31 and his save percentage is .924. He's a very worthy fantasy pickup if you're in need of goaltending.
Lauri Korpikoski (face) will suit up Thursday | 03/27/2014 6:44 PM
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Lauri Korpikoski (face) will be back in the lineup Thursday against New Jersey.
NHL.com

Impact
He has missed the Coyotes' past two games after he took a puck to the face in the morning skate on Monday.
Ribeiro, Morris will sit again on Thursday | 03/27/2014 6:42 PM
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Mike Ribeiro will be a healthy scratch for a second straight game on Thursday.
NHL.com

Impact
Joining him in the press box again will be veteran defenseman Derek Morris. "We're trying to win, right, so it's less about who's not in and more about who's in," coach Dave Tippett said. "We're trying to play a certain way, a competitive way, and we've gotta come back with another good effort like we did the other night." Ribeiro has 15 goals and 45 points in 72 games this season.
Connor Murphy has been called up by Phoenix | 03/27/2014 11:03 AM
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The Phoenix Coyotes have summoned Connor Murphy.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
Murphy has a goal and eight points in 26 games with Phoenix this season. This is his first pro campaign after being taken in the first round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Lauri Korpikoski could return Thursday | 03/26/2014 8:16 PM
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Lauri Korpikoski (face) has a "good chance" to play Thursday against the Devils.
FOX Sports Arizona

Impact
Korpikoski was struck in the face by a puck at the team's morning skate on Monday and has missed the past two games, though he practiced Wednesday. The forward has nine goals and 24 points in 55 games this year.
Coyotes want to re-sign Thomas Greiss | 03/26/2014 8:11 PM
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Thomas Greiss was approached about a contract extension during the Olympic break, but it doesn't look like he is ready to commit to the Coyotes right now.
FOX Sports Arizona

Impact
Greiss, an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, is concerned about the lack of playing time behind Mike Smith, as he had started 11 times before Smith got hurt during Monday's game. "We'd like Thomas back and we like how he's played for us, but if we can't get him signed, we'?Tll have to go get someone else," general manager Don Maloney said.
Timetable for Mike Smith will come Friday | 03/26/2014 8:08 PM
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The Coyotes aren't prepared to issue a timetable for Mike Smith (leg) until Friday.
FOX Sports Arizona

Impact
Smith will see doctors in Phoenix at that time. He was forced to leave Monday's game with a leg injury and is currently being labeled as day-to-day. "Until doctor (Gary) Waslewski and our medical staff get their hands on Mike, we won't have a clear idea," general manager Don Maloney said. "The encouraging thing is he is feeling much better today than he was yesterday. It's all trending positively."
Martin Hanzal reaches 40-point mark | 03/26/2014 10:34 AM
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Martin Hanzal recorded an assist in the Coyotes' 3-2 win Tuesday night.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
With that, Hanzal has reached the 40-point milestone for the first time in his career. He also has 71 penalty minutes and a 55.0% success rate on the draw in 60 games this season.
Shane Doan records two assists Tuesday | 03/26/2014 10:32 AM
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Shane Doan had two assists in Phoenix's 3-2 win over Pittsburgh.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
That gives Doan 20 goals and 43 points in 60 games this season. Not counting the shortened campaign, Doan has recorded at least 50 points in every season since 2001-02.
Thomas Greiss helps Yotes beat mighty Pens | 03/25/2014 10:54 PM
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Thomas Greiss passed his first test stepping into injured starter Mike Smith's crease, stopping 23 shots to lead the Coyotes to a 3-2 win over the Penguins on Tuesday night.
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Impact
Greiss improves to 8-5-2 this season with a .924 save percentage and 2.35 save percentage. The win snaps a three game losing personal losing streak for Greiss, and gives the Coyotes confidence that if Smith is not ready to go Thursday versus New Jersey, Greiss is capable of filling in once again.
Mikkel Boedker nets two points in PHX win | 03/25/2014 10:47 PM
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Mikkel Boedker notched a goal and an assist as Phoenix drove past Pittsburgh 3-2 on Tuesday night.
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Impact
Boedker now has 18 goals and 46 points through 73 games. The 24 year old also has five points in his past five games.
Lauri Korpikoski (face) out Tuesday | 03/25/2014 6:50 PM
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Lauri Korpikoski (face) will not be available on Tuesday.
Craig Morgan on Twitter

Impact
Korpikoski was also out for Monday's contest against the New York Rangers. He was struck in the face by a puck during a Coyotes morning skate.
Coyotes summon Mark Visentin | 03/25/2014 2:24 PM
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The Phoenix Coyotes will call up Mark Visentin.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
Visentin has a 3.30 GAA and .901 save percentage in 44 AHL games this season. He will serve as Thomas Greiss' understudy while Mike Smith recovers from a leg injury.
Mike Smith (leg) is being evaluated | 03/25/2014 2:23 PM
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Mike Smith (leg) is currently being referred to as day-to-day.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
Smith is still being evaluated though and we might know more on Wednesday. He sustained the injury during Monday's game against the Rangers.
Coyotes will start Thomas Greiss on Tuesday | 03/25/2014 12:18 PM
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Thomas Greiss will play between the pipes on Tuesday.
Coyotes.nhl.com on Twitter

Impact
That's not surprising given that Mike Smith sustained a leg injury during Monday's game. Greiss has a 2.38 GAA and .924 save percentage in 16 games this season.
Jeff Halpern nets a goal vs. Rangers | 03/25/2014 11:02 AM
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Jeff Halpern scored a goal in the Coyotes' 4-3 overtime loss to the New York Rangers.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

Impact
That gives Halpern five goals and 11 points in 59 games this season. He's a bottom-six forward with 966 games worth of experience, but he doesn't have any fantasy value.
Thomas Greiss fumbles away win in relief | 03/24/2014 10:28 PM
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Phoenix goaltender Thomas Greiss was tagged with a loss when he entered Monday's 4-3 overtime defeat to the Rangers midway through the third period.
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Impact
Greiss was forced into duty with the Coyotes ahead by a goal 12 minutes into the third period after starter Mike Smith suffered an apparent leg injury, but he was unable to hang on as he allowed two goals on nine shots. If Smith's injury is determined to be serious, and it very well might be, Greiss is the favorite for playing time in the Phoenix goal.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson scores in loss to NYR | 03/24/2014 10:23 PM
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Oliver Ekman-Larsson registered his 13th goal of the season Monday, but the Coyotes dropped a 4-3 overtime decision to the Rangers.
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His 13th tally ties his career-high, set in the 2011-12 season, and gets him to the 40-point mark for the first time as an NHLer. Jeff Halpern and Kyle Chipchura also scored for the Desert Dogs in the defeat.
Mike Smith departs with apparent leg injury | 03/24/2014 9:43 PM
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Phoenix goaltender Mike Smith was forced to leave Monday's game against the Rangers with what appears to be a right leg injury.
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Smith's leg seemed to have been landed on by the Rangers' Derick Brassard, causing the netminder to immediately begin favoring it. Smith was unable to put any weight on the leg as he departed the ice. Thomas Griess entered the game to take his place.
Smith on fire since return from Sochi | 03/23/2014 1:12 PM
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Mike Smith has been red hot the last seven weeks.
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Since February 1st, Smith has posted a 1.86 goals against average and a .937 save percentage over 15 games. Both marks rank second amongst all NHL goalies who have played in at least 10 games over that period of time. For those of you who were patient with Smith while he was struggling early in the season, you are being rewarded now.
OEL adds to career year in loss to Boston | 03/23/2014 8:25 AM
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Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored a goal for Phoenix in Saturday's 4-2 loss to Boston.
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With 27 assists and 39 points on the season, Ekman-Larsson has already established career bests while his 12 goals are one shy of the 13 he amassed in the 2011-12 campaign. Shane Doan also found the back of the net for Phoenix in the losing effort.
Mike Smith stumbles against powerful Bs | 03/23/2014 8:19 AM
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Mike Smith lost for the first time in four games Saturday night as the Coyotes dropped a 4-2 decision to Boston.
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Smith allowed three goals on 27 shots in the defeat, but he can be forgiven for the result as the Bruins are easily the hottest team in the NHL. His record drops to 27-21-10 while his GAA is 2.65 and his save percentage is .915.
Mike Smith to make his 10th straight start | 03/22/2014 5:50 PM
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Mike Smith will be in goal for Phoenix again on Saturday night.
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It will mark his 10th straight start. He posted a 7-2 record in his previous nine outings.
Martin Hanzal assists as Coyotes beat Florida | 03/21/2014 10:22 AM
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Martin Hanzal had an assist in the Coyotes' 2-1 win against Florida.
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Hanzal has 15 goals and 39 points in 57 games this season. The 27-year-old has never reached the 40-point mark in his career.
Antoine Vermette nets 25th career GWG | 03/21/2014 10:20 AM
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Antoine Vermette scored the game-winning goal in the Coyotes' 2-1 win on Thursday.
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It was Vermette's fourth game-winning goal in 2013-14 and the 25th of his career. He now has 23 goals and 43 points in 70 games this season, which is nothing exciting by fantasy standards, but is more-or-less in line with his preseason expectations.
Smith impressive in Coyotes win | 03/21/2014 3:51 AM
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Mike Smith turned aside 22 of 23 shots in Phoenix's 2-1 win over Florida Thursday night.
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Smith started again for the Coyotes and he has now won seven of his last nine starts. He has started 60 games this season and that is the most in the league. He now has a 27-20-10 record with a 2.64 GAA and .915 save percentage.
Vrbata scores in Coyotes' win | 03/21/2014 3:46 AM
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Radim Vrbata scored a goal in Phoenix's 2-1 win over Florida Thursday night at Jobing.com Arena.
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It was Vrbata's fifth goal in his last eight games and he now has 20 goals with 28 assists in 68 games this season. Antoine Vermette scored the other goal for the Coyotes.
Martin Erat will be back from UBI Thursday | 03/20/2014 4:58 PM
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Martin Erat (upper body) will dress in Thursday's game versus Florida.
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He will join Martin Hanzal and Radim Vrbata in his first game back from a lower-body injury. Erat has been absent from Phoenix's last three contests. He has one goal in four appearances with the Coyotes since being acquired from Washington.
Keith Yandle has caught on fire since break | 03/20/2014 10:41 AM
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Keith Yandle has been one of the league's most dominant offensive defenseman since the Olympic break.
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Yandle has a goal and 11 points in his last 11 games. That gives him eight goals and 49 points in 69 contests, which is good for fourth place in the blueliner scoring race. This is his fourth straight 40-plus point campaign, not counting the shortened season. He established his career-high in 2010-11 with 59 points.
Phoenix signs top NCAA prospect Greg Carey | 03/19/2014 5:48 PM
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Greg Carey has inked a one-year, entry-level contract with the Phoenix Coyotes.
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Carey has 18 goals and 57 points in 38 games with St. Lawrence University this season. He made the ECAC's First Team in 2012-13 with 28 goals and 23 assists in 38 contests. He's expected to start his professional career in the AHL.
Andy Miele heads back to the minors | 03/18/2014 3:57 PM
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Andy Miele has been returned to AHL Portland.
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Miele has two assists in seven games this season. The 25-year-old forward has been a star in the minors, but it's looking less and less like he'll be able to establish himself as a regular in the NHL.
Radim Vrbata has an assist against LAK | 03/18/2014 10:33 AM
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Radim Vrbata registered an assist in Phoenix's 4-3 victory over Los Angeles.
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It was Vrbata's 28th assist of 2013-14, which is just one shy of his career-high, set in 2007-08 and 2010-11. He also has 19 goals in 67 games this season.
Shane Doan extends point streak to 3 games | 03/18/2014 10:33 AM
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Shane Doan is on a three-game point streak.
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Doan had an assist in the Coyotes' 4-3 victory against Los Angeles. He has 19 goals and 40 points in 56 games this season.
Smith solid in Coyotes win | 03/18/2014 3:56 AM
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Mike Smith stopped 36 of 39 shots in Phoenix's 4-3 win over Los Angeles Monday evening.
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Smith, in his ninth straight start, looked sharp at the beginning, but then became flustered at times. But Smith kept the Coyotes in the game early and he improved his record to 26-10-10. He also has a 2.67 GAA and .915 save percentage. He has won six of his last eight starts and he has to continue his strong play in order to have chance at a playoff berth.
Halpern's late goal leads Coyotes past Kings | 03/18/2014 3:51 AM
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Jeff Halpern's goal with 3:05 left gave Phoenix a 4-3 win Monday night against Los Angeles.
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Halpern's fourth goal this season was a shot from the left side that Kings goalie Jonathan Quick appeared to stop with his stick, however replays showed that the puck crossed the line. Keith Yandle also had a strong night with a goal and an assist, while Rob Klinkhammer and Mikkel Boedker also scored for the Coyotes.
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Zbynek Michalek returned to action on Monday March 17.
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Martin Hanzal returned to action on Monday March 17.
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Can Shane Doan reach Gordie Howe's record? | 03/16/2014 10:36 AM
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Shane Doan scored the 350th goal of his NHL career Saturday night and needs one more goal to score at least 20 in a season for the 12th time in his career.
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But can he surpass Gordie Howe's record for most games in an NHL career? The legendary Howe holds the NHL record for games played with 1,767. If Doan, who is 37, plays in all 15 of the Coyotes' remaining games in this regular season, he would enter next season with 1,315 games played. In order to catch Howe's record, Doan would have to play approximately five and a half more 82-game seasons - and that's without missing a game. In other words, he would have to play until he was at least 43. Hey, it's possible.
Shane Doan pots game-winner for Coyotes | 03/16/2014 12:47 AM
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Shane Doan lit the lamp for the Coyotes in their 3-2 win over the Flames on Saturday night.
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Doan, who had the winner on the power play in the third period, is one goal away from scoring at least 20 for the 12th time in his career. The veteran also has 39 points on the season. Chris Summers and Rob Klinkhammer picked up the other markers. Keith Yandle added two assists.
Mike Smith strong in net in 3-2 Yotes win | 03/16/2014 12:46 AM
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Mike Smith kicked away 30 shots in Phoenix's 3-2 win against Calgary on Saturday night.
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Smith allowed two goals on 18 shots in the second period. He's given up two or fewer goals in three straight contests now. He has a 2.67 goals-against average and .914 save percentage. The Coyotes need him to continue this strong play in order to have a chance at a playoff berth.
Zbynek Michalek questionable for Saturday | 03/15/2014 5:47 PM
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Zbynek Michalek is questionable to play Saturday.
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He was hurt on a blocked shot in Boston on Thursday. "If he can find a way to play, he'll play," coach Dave Tippett said.
Coyotes staying focused on their own game | 03/15/2014 10:25 AM
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The Coyotes are trying to focus on their own game, rather than worrying about the teams in front of them.
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Phoenix is two points out of the final wild-card spot with 15 games remaining. "You can get overwhelmed by the big picture if you're thinking, 'Well, we gotta get to this number. We gotta get to that number,' " captain Shane Doan said. "You gotta keep it simple and acknowledge, hey, other teams are going to do their best to win and we gotta find a way to continue to get points in each game and find ways to push games along, as (coach Dave Tippett) always says, and find ways to get points.
Shane Doan plays in 1,300th game | 03/14/2014 10:36 AM
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Shane Doan had an assist in Phoenix's 2-1 loss on Thursday.
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Doan has three goals and seven points in nine games since the Olympic break. Thursday's contests was his 1,300th career game and he's just one goal shy of 350.
Mike Smith not bad but Coyotes lose to Bruins | 03/13/2014 10:02 PM
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Phoenix oaltender Mike Smith made 20 saves but two Boston shots got past him in the first period and that was all the Bruins needed Thursday night to record a 2-1 victory over the visiting Coyotes.
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Smith's GAA is now 2.67. His save percentage is .914.
Lauri Korpikoski scores lone goal for Coyotes | 03/13/2014 9:50 PM
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Left winger Lauri Korpikoski scored on a tip-in for the Phoenix Coyotes in their 2-1 loss to the Bruins in Boston Thursday night.
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Korpikoski's goal, his ninth of the season, came at 8:14 of the third period; the Bruins already had a 2-0 lead.
Coyotes' Martin Erat out Thursday with UBI | 03/13/2014 6:45 PM
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Martin Erat won't play against Boston on Thursday because of an upper-body injury.
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GM Don Maloney hopes that Erat will be ready to return within a week. He was injured early into Tuesday's win over Florida.
Antoine Vermette picks up an assist Tuesday | 03/12/2014 11:42 AM
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Antoine Vermette had an assist in the Coyotes' 3-1 win on Tuesday.
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That puts Vermette on a three-game point streak. He has 22 goals and 41 points in 66 contests this season.
Mike Smith leads PHX past FLA with 31 saves | 03/11/2014 10:46 PM
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Mike Smith stopped 31 of 32 shots in a 3-1 Coyotes victory on Tuesday night over Florida.
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Smith has won four of his past five games to improve his record to 24-19-10 this season with a 2.69 goals against average and .914 save percentage.
Radim Vrbata anchors Yotes attack in win | 03/11/2014 10:45 PM
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Radim Vrbata had a hand in every Coyotes goal as Phoenix downed Florida 3-1 on Tuesday night.
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Vrbata had a goal and two assists in the victory, giving him 19 goals and 46 points on the campaign through 64 games.
Mike Smith should start on Tuesday | 03/11/2014 1:33 PM
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Look for Mike Smith to start for Phoenix on Tuesday.
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Smith will be going for his fourth win in five games. He has a 2.72 GAA and .913 save percentage in 55 contests in 2013-14.
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