The tributes for Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan came before the season finale in print, online, over the airways, on the big screen inside Gila River Arena. Shortly after hopping the wall for his final shift of the 2016-17 season – maybe ever – Doan hugged current teammates and former teammate Martin Hanzal. Then he […]
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Craig Cunningham skated across the Gila River Arena ice, quickly stickhandling as made a wide-arcing turn. He fired the puck against the sideboards and looked down at his skates, scissoring them forward and back to get a feel for the ice.
Darcy Kuemper stopped 20 shots, Martin Hanzal scored in his return to the desert and the Minnesota Wild set a franchise record with their 49th win by beating the Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Saturday night. Erik Haula and Eric Staal scored in the first period. Brendon Perlini scored for the Coyotes and captain Shane Doan […]
Craig Cunningham, the captain for the Arizona Coyotes' AHL affiliate, was back on the ice Saturday for another inspirational skate.
Shane Doan kept shaking his head and using the F-word. The Arizona Coyotes’ captain has now missed eight of the past 10 games with a lower-body injury, an absence made worse by the potential end of his NHL career approaching. ”As a player you’re always aware of the future and thinking about it,” Doan said […]
Canucks coach Willie Desjardins admitted the lack of significance presents a challenge for his team as it tries to close the season on a positive note. “We talked about it today,” Desjardins said after the Canucks’ practice on Wednesday. Vancouver has lost five straight games heading into its final meeting of the season with Arizona […]
What the Nashville Predators couldn’t do on their own Sunday in St. Louis, the Arizona Coyotes took care of later that night in Los Angeles. Needing a point to seal a Western Conference playoff berth, Nashville fell 4-1 to the Blues.
It’s been a disappointing season for Arizona Coyotes star defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson, on the ice, and perhaps now we know one factor that contributed to it: He’s been dealing with a heartbreaking personal issue off the ice. Coyotes GM John Chayka said on Monday that the team has granted Ekman-Larsson a leave of absence following the […]
By the time the Los Angeles Kings hit the ice against the Arizona Coyotes at Staples Center on Sunday night, they could be playing for no more than pride. By virtue of the Nashville Predators’ victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday, the Kings (37-33-7) have a microscopic chance of getting to the postseason, trailing […]
The Philadelphia Flyers still have a snowball’s chance of making the Stanley Cup playoffs, and until it completely melts they’re going to keep believing it can happen. The New Jersey Devils are hoping their next big win comes in the 2017 NHL draft lottery. On Saturday night, the Flyers (37-32-8, 82 points) will try to […]
Christian Dvorak and the Arizona Coyotes remembered last week’s loss to the Capitals in Washington. ”It’s tough coming back from a first period like that,” Dvorak said after scoring a pair of unassisted goals in a 6-3 victory over the Capitals on Friday night. The difference at home, Tippett said, was that the Coyotes capitalized […]
The Washington Capitals have a shot at their third 120-plus point season in the last eight years. Following the Caps’ 5-3 win over Colorado on Wednesday in Denver, their sixth straight win, Trotz lamented his team’s recent penchant for letting up after taking leads. “I didn’t like our third at all,” Trotz told the Washington […]