October 16, 2003 |
Sean Burke made sure the Coyotes would have their best start since moving to Phoenix in 1996. Burke made 29 saves and Shane Doan and Radoslav Suchy scored Wednesday night to lead the Coyotes to a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers at Sunrise, Fla. Phoenix, out of the playoffs last season, improved to 3-0 for the first time since the 1987-88 season when the franchise was the Winnipeg Jets. "As well as we're playing, Burkey has been our best player every night," Doan said.
January 4, 2003 |
The Phoenix Coyotes are a different team with Sean Burke in goal. Burke made 40 saves and Ladislav Nagy had a goal and two assists as the Coyotes ended the Detroit Red Wings' unbeaten streak at nine games with a 4-1 victory Friday night at Detroit. "They're not a young team, they're a team of veteran guys," Burke said. "You've got to force them to come from behind." It was Phoenix's fourth consecutive victory since Burke returned from a sprained ankle.
December 29, 2002 |
When Sean Burke learned he would be in goal Saturday night for the first time since spraining an ankle in late October, about the last thing on his mind was a shutout. But Burke made 23 saves and the Phoenix Coyotes defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-0, at Phoenix. Burke, who has 32 shutouts in his career, sat out 29 games after spraining an ankle Oct. 22 at Nashville. "The first period, I felt rusty, like I hadn't played in a while," Burke said. "I wasn't nervous. I was apprehensive.
April 21, 2002 |
Sean Burke stopped his playoff struggles by stopping almost everything the San Jose Sharks threw at him. Burke made 27 saves to earn only his third playoff victory since his 1988 rookie season, and Daniel Briere scored his second goal in two games as the Phoenix Coyotes evened their first-round series at a game apiece, beating the Sharks, 3-1, Saturday at San Jose. Shane Doan had a goal and an assist, Denis Pederson had two assists and Daymond Langkow scored the first goal for Phoenix.
October 28, 2001 |
Sean Burke made 29 saves for his 27th career shutout and the Phoenix Coyotes defeated the Colorado Avalanche, 1-0, Saturday at Phoenix. Krystofer Kolanos scored 3:14 into the third period. Patrick Roy, sidelined the previous two games because of a sore hip, stopped 22 shots, but failed to win his 200th game with the Avalanche, which plays the Ducks tonight at Anaheim. Colorado's Greg de Vries missed a penalty shot 56 seconds into the third period.
February 4, 2001 |
Sean Burke loves Led Zeppelin. His goalie mask features images of Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix. He also reads the writings of the Dalai Lama. Rock 'n' roll and serenity--just the right mix for an NHL goaltender, who must somehow stay calm and focused while all heck is breaking loose around him. Burke's "let's not get excited" approach, no matter what the distraction, has served him well through the ups and downs of a 13-year NHL career.