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  • Coyotes’ Bryzgalov making noise with shutouts

    Phoenix Coyotes’ goalie Ilya Bryzgalov is making the necessary contributions. After getting 27 saves in the Coyotes’ 3-0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets Thursday night, Bryzgalov recorded his seventh shutout of the season. More importantly, it was his 23rd career shutout and he is now tied with Nikolai Khabibulin for the franchise lead with […]
  • Coyotes’ playoff tickets go on sale

    Tickets for the Phoenix Coyotes’ first two home games of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs are on sale now, Phoenix Coyotes Chief Operating Officer Mike Nealy announced Wednesday. The Coyotes currently sit in fourth place in the Western Conference standings with 91 points, just four games out of second and one point behind the Pacific […]
  • Report: Goldwater not satisfied with Hulsizer’s concession

    Apparently Matthew Hulsizer’s concession was not enough to satisfy the Goldwater Institute. According to The Winnipeg Free Press, Goldwater Institute president Darcy Olsen acknowledged the offer but said it is not enough. “Regrettably, however, the proposal fails to remedy the core legal violation at issue, leaving the expensive taxpayer gamble intact.” In a letter Hulsizer […]
  • Young players help Coyotes in playoff hunt

    GLENDALE –Despite having to compete minus several core players the past few games, the Coyotes continue to steam toward the Stanley Cup Playoffs. “We’ve got a group that plays hard and injuries are part of what happens,” Head Coach Dave Tippett recently said about trying to stay in the postseason race without center Martin Hanzal […]
  • Doan enjoying tight Western Conference race

    Despite the drama surrounding the potential sale of the team, Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan acknowledges that the team’s confidence level is high as they climb the Western Conference standings and look forward to the playoffs. “We get so much confidence from our goaltender and it’s amazing how that works,” Doan said on Sports 620 […]
  • Coyotes sale saga reaches boiling point

    PHOENIX – The Phoenix Coyotes increasingly contentious sale saga has reached a boiling point and may see the team moved from Arizona if a solution is not reached soon. An $197 million deal to sell the team to Chicago based investment broker Matthew Hulsizer would reportedly keep the team in Arizona and save the Coyotes […]
  • One last chance to save Coyotes may be in the works

    The sale of the Phoenix Coyotes to Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer is in peril, and a last-ditch effort to save the team may be in the works. According to the Phoenix Business Journal, if the plan fails the team could ultimately be sold to a Canadian group who will move the team back to Winnipeg. […]
  • Coyotes hope to build on dramatic win

    GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Coyotes are scheduled to have their 2010-11 team picture taken before practice on Monday. Given what happened Saturday night, the team photographer should have little trouble getting the players and coaches to smile for the camera. The Coyotes, as you know, rallied from a three-goal deficit after two periods to beat […]
  • Maloney solidifies Coyotes’ blue line with trade acquisition

    GLENDALE – Phoenix Coyotes’ General Manager Don Maloney believes he has improved the team’s defense for the immediate and long term with the trade deadline addition of Rostislav Klesla. Maloney acquired Klesla from the Columbus Blue Jackets for forward Scottie Upshall and defenseman Sami Lepisto on Monday. “Klesla is a big mobile defenseman who in […]
  • Coyotes sale on hold, Goldwater Inst. wants documents

    The City of Glendale’s bond sale to help Chicago investment executive Matthew Hulsizer has been put on hold as the Goldwater Institute said it wants to see additional documents related to the deal. According to the Phoenix Business Journal, an official with the request said the group wants more information before making a decision about […]
  • Shane Doan to tie Numminen’s franchise games played mark

    GLENDALE – Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan will tie the franchise’s all-time games played mark tonight when he plays in his 1,098th career NHL game versus the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. Doan will tie former Coyotes captain Teppo Numminen for the games played lead and will become the all-time franchise games played leader […]
  • Desert Dog Blog: A look at the week ahead

    GLENDALE – Happy Monday. Here’s a look at the week ahead for the red-hot Coyotes: Phoenix will try to extend its winning streak to a season-high eight games on Tuesday against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. It will be a challenge; the Flyers are the best team in the Eastern Conference with […]
  • Surprised Coyotes prepare for pivotal stretch

    PHOENIX – The Phoenix Coyotes have won their last five games to move into first place in the Pacific Division. How did they get there? The team has no idea. Team captain Shane Doan told Sports 620 KTAR’s Gambo and Ash that he and his teammates are surprised that they are sitting in the No. […]
  • Desert Dog Blog: Coyotes’ winning streak by the numbers

    GLENDALE – With the start of a five-game, 10-day trip looming at the end of the week, Head Coach Dave Tippett gave the Coyotes a day off on Tuesday. It’s a well-deserved break for a team that has won five consecutive games and climbed into first place in the Pacific Division standings. More on that […]
  • Desert Dog Blog – Coyotes win No. 500 in Phoenix

    The Coyotes won their 500th regular-season game since moving to Phoenix from Winnipeg in 1996 on Wednesday night when they beat the Dallas Stars, 3-2, in overtime. Big deal? It is for me, a former season-ticket holder turned team employee. There’s nothing like a milestone to trigger fond memories. When it comes to this NHL […]