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  • Jeremy Roenick believes Coyotes will win in seven

    The Phoenix Coyotes were a mere six seconds away from taking a commanding 2-0 series lead against the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference quarterfinals. Instead, for the second time in two games, the Coyotes failed to hold onto to a third period lead as the seconds dwindled off the clock. But unlike Game 1, […]
  • DDB: Coyotes Ready for the Road

    GLENDALE – After taking the day off on Sunday, the Coyotes re-assembled at the Ice Den in Scottsdale on Monday morning for a lengthy practice. After the workout, the team headed to Sky Harbor Airport for their charter flight to Chicago where they will play Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference Quarterfinal series […]
  • Off the Ice: Time for Coyotes to get tough

    The motto for the Phoenix Coyotes this season has been “Hockey the Hard Way” and it’s not going to get any tougher than the remainder of the series with the Chicago Blackhawks. The ‘Hawks are one of the best playoff teams in the NHL and have used their veteran knowledge to beat a Coyotes team […]
  • Script must change as Coyotes head into Game 3

    In the Matrix trilogy, déjà vu is a sign that there is a glitch in the program, that something has changed and likely not for the better. In Groundhog Day, Phil (played by Bill Murray) could not escape a particular day until he learned some things that would change his life for the better. While […]
  • Bickell’s overtime goal pulls Blackhawks even

    GLENDALE – Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals between the Chicago Blackhawks and Phoenix Coyotes felt eerily similar to Game 1. Chicago scored an early goal, Phoenix suffered another key injury in the first period but bounced back for a lead. The similarities persisted up until the final seconds when like Game 1, the […]
  • Radim Vrbata ‘day-to-day’ for Coyotes

    Things couldn’t have started much worse for the Phoenix Coyotes in Game 1 of their Western Conference Quarterfinal series against the Chicago Blackhawks. Jonathan Toews scored just 4:04 into the game to give Chicago a 1-0 lead, and Coyotes’ leading goal scorer Radim Vrbata took a shot from Andrew Shaw during his second shift on […]
  • It’s the Coyotes, so Game 1 win could not be easy

    Glendale, Ariz. — The slogan for the 2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes is “Hockey the Hard Way.” In their Stanley Cup Playoffs opener Thursday night in Glendale against the Blackhawks, it may as well have been “Making hockey harder for ourselves.” The Coyotes fell behind just 4:04 into the game when Chicago’s Jonathan Toews slipped a shot […]
  • Shane Doan is the greatest captain in NHL history

    Shane Doan is the greatest captain in NHL history. Here’s the chain of events. Arizona Sports 620 will tweet out a link to this blog. A Phoenix snowbird from Canada who listens to the show will read it and laugh openly. He will then retweet the link or e-mail it to a buddy still in […]
  • Arizona Sports Face-Off: Digging the Whiteout?

    Playoff hockey is back in the desert, and it’s bringing the “Whiteout” with it. As such, Coyotes fans will turn Arena into a sea of white for the third consecutive year. That’s all well and good, provided you like the concept. But what if you don’t? Should the Whiteout go away, forever? That’s the […]
  • Chicago’s Toews symptom free at practice

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) _ Chicago captain Jonathan Toews is expected to play in the opening game of the Blackhawks’ playoff series against the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night. Toews missed the final 22 games of the regular season because of a concussion, but has been practicing with the team this week in preparation for the […]
  • Coyotes goalie Mike Smith looks to ‘bring the A game’

    Mike Smith has been in this position before: getting ready for the playoffs. However, he has not been in this spot before: being the number-one goaltender on a playoff team. That said, the six-year veteran sees no reason to change his preparation as the Phoenix Coyotes ready themselves for Game 1 against the Chicago Blackhawks […]
  • Coyotes unfazed by the underdog role

    The 2012 Coyotes were not expected to be a playoff team. Yet, here they are making their third straight postseason appearance. Of course now that they’re in, no one expects the Coyotes to make much noise. “We were laughing because someone said we were the longest odds-on-favorite to win the Stanley Cup out of the […]
  • Coyotes coach hopes to solve power play woes

    The Coyotes get ready to face the Blackhawks for the first time ever in the post season when they play game one of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Arena. Despite winning the Pacific Division for the first time, head coach Dave Tippett knows special teams is a two-sided story for them. “I think everything […]
  • Report: Coyotes deal progressing, second party named

    There are more rumblings of an imminent deal to purchase the Phoenix Coyotes. While we have heard this same story many times over, the amount of details being worked out is worth talking about. According to Phoenix Business Journal, the sale is progressing with the three groups that have already been reported, but now we […]
  • DDB: Notes and Quotes From Monday’s Practice

    GLENDALE – With the Pacific Division title firmly in hand, the Coyotes re-assembled at Arena on Monday to start preparations for their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series vs. Chicago. Only a handful of players skated while the rest did off- ice workouts and interviews. All players are expected on the ice Tuesday with Game […]
  • Coyotes will enter playoffs rested, healthy

    The Coyotes begin the Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, five days after they closed out the regular season and won the Pacific Division with a 4-1 victory in Minnesota. It was the team’s fifth-straight win and seventh in 10 games. The Coyotes are playing good hockey but now they rest. The waiting, said forward Raffi Torres, […]
  • Doan: This year’s Coyotes have higher ceiling

    When the Phoenix Coyotes qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs two seasons ago, they were a novelty. Sure, they skated into the postseason with a franchise-high 107 points, but they hadn’t been to the “party” in seven years. That Coyotes team went seven games with a talented Detroit Red Wings team before succumbing. Last season, […]
  • Coyotes face more talented team in Blackhawks

    The Phoenix Coyotes won the Pacific Division, tallying 42 victories and 97 points throughout the course of the season. The third seed in the Western Conference playoff picture, they are matched up with the Chicago Blackhawks, won 45 games and earned 101 points. They also won the Stanley Cup just two years ago, so really, […]
  • Coyotes GM Maloney knows Mike Smith is key

    The Phoenix Coyotes are ready. Pacific Division champs for the first time and Stanley Cup Playoff participants for the third consecutive season, the team knows they now must win in the one place they have not. “We’re not, per say, a young, young team, that we should be intimidated at all,” Coyotes GM Don Maloney […]
  • DDB: Coyotes ‘kicked down the door’ to the playoffs

    GLENDALE — Coyotes G.M. Don Maloney is proud of the Coyotes for winning the first division title in franchise history, but at the same time he notes the team still has much, much bigger fish to fry. The Coyotes, who have never advanced beyond the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs since moving to […]