March 4, 2013 |
PHOENIX - The Ducks' charter flight was scheduled to leave the Arizona desert just before midnight Monday - or about three days too late for Coach Bruce Boudreau's liking. Because when the Ducks landed here last week, they had not lost consecutive games in more than 11 months, had given up more than three goals in regulation only once in three weeks and had not lost a game all season in which they scored more than twice. All three of those streaks had ended before the team boarded the bus for the airport after a second straight 5-4 shootout loss to the Phoenix Coyotes.
May 21, 2009 |
Another potential buyer has surfaced for the Phoenix Coyotes, one that would keep the team in Glendale, Ariz. An attorney for Las Vegas-based businessman John Breslow, who owns 3% of the Coyotes, said Wednesday that Breslow told the NHL he has formed a group interested in submitting a bid for the team. Attorney Scott Cohen declined to comment on reports that Breslow's group includes hockey great and Coyotes Coach Wayne Gretzky.
April 8, 2013 |
Pluses When the Washington Capitals took the lead in the Southeast Division on Thursday and became the No. 3-ranked team in the East, it was the first time they held a playoff position this season. The Carolina Hurricanes and Winnipeg Jets have faded and the Capitals have taken advantage by winning seven of their last 10 games. Pittsburgh Penguins forward Tanner Glass was generous to give up his number, 10, to new teammate Brenden Morrow. Glass, who switched to 15, followed that with an even classier move: He said via Twitter any fans who had his jersey with his old number on the back could get it changed to 15 at the team store, "and I'll pay for the switch.
March 2, 2013 |
PHOENIX - By squeezing a 48-game schedule into 98 days, the NHL effectively erased the idea of a day off this season. Which is just fine with Ducks center Andrew Cogliano, who hasn't taken a day off since making his NHL debut seven years and 430 games ago. But that doesn't mean Cogliano and his teammates don't get tired. And they were exhausted Saturday when, playing their second game in 22 hours and fifth in a week, the Ducks wasted Cogliano's second career hat trick, twice giving up third-period leads before losing to the Phoenix Coyotes, 5-4, in a shootout.
May 19, 2012 |
The Kings have substantially rewritten their postseason record book this spring. Now, they're poised to put a serious dent in the NHL's record book. A victory over the Phoenix Coyotes today at Staples Center would give the Kings a berth in the Stanley Cup finals with a 12-1 record, the fewest games any finalist will have played since the NHL expanded the first round to a best-of-seven format in the 1987 playoffs. The quickest route has been 14 games, taken several times, most recently by the 2008 Pittsburgh Penguins.
May 22, 2012 |
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Dustin Penner sent the Kings into the Stanley Cup finals and sent Phoenix fans into a tizzy. Penner chipped in a rebound with 2 minutes 18 seconds left in overtime giving the Kings a 4-3 victory at Jobing.com Arena on Tuesday. The victory sent puts the Kings in the finals for the second time in franchise history. Jeff Carter swooped in on net, but goaltender Mike Smith turned away his shot. The puck bounced to Penner, who put the shot between Smith's legs.