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March 9, 1992 | DANA HADDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gulls owner Fred Comrie signed Canadian Olympic goalie and NHL free-agent Sean Burke on Sunday, saying the move will "shock" the professional hockey world. The Gulls, meanwhile, made a strong statement of their own, routing the Phoenix Roadrunners, 7-2, in front of 5,723 at the San Diego Sports Arena and taking over sole possession of second place in the West Division of the International Hockey League with 87 points.
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February 18, 2007 | Chris Foster and Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writers
Desperate times brought goaltender Sean Burke, 40, to the Kings for what seemed to be for him a last tour of the NHL. Circumstances could lead to an extended run. Dan Cloutier's situation remains murky after hip surgery. Mathieu Garon, meanwhile, will be an unrestricted free agent. That could leave the Kings needing an experienced goaltender. Burke has been solid in the net, with numbers that look even more impressive when compared to the Kings' other goaltenders. He has a 2.
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November 26, 1999 | From Associated Press
Jeremy Roenick made sure goalie Sean Burke was a winner in his Phoenix debut. Roenick scored three goals and Burke, acquired from Florida on Nov. 19, stopped 35 shots as the Coyotes defeated the New Jersey Devils, 4-2, Thursday at Phoenix. "Credit Sean Burke in goal," Roenick said. "He made some great individual efforts. We really wanted to get a win for him in his first game." Burke was relieved to get a victory in his first appearance with Phoenix. "It's a mental thing," Burke said.
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January 20, 2007 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
No one was throwing palm leaves on the ground as goaltender Sean Burke walked into the Kings' dressing room Friday. Still, there was a sense of relief. Burke went through his first practice with the Kings since being claimed on waivers from the Tampa Bay Lightning. He was brought in to prop up an increasingly unstable goaltender situation and, for one day, did just that. "He's cool and calm when you see him in practice," center Craig Conroy said. "It's very relaxing."
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October 16, 2003 | From Associated Press
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.
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November 7, 2000 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For dead men walking--in the professional sense, anyway--Taylor Burke and Bobby Smith are remarkably cheerful. Burke, the Phoenix Coyotes' assistant general manager and son of owner Richard Burke, is philosophical about being fired after the franchise is sold to a group led by Wayne Gretzky and developer Steve Ellman.
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January 20, 2007 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
No one was throwing palm leaves on the ground as goaltender Sean Burke walked into the Kings' dressing room Friday. Still, there was a sense of relief. Burke went through his first practice with the Kings since being claimed on waivers from the Tampa Bay Lightning. He was brought in to prop up an increasingly unstable goaltender situation and, for one day, did just that. "He's cool and calm when you see him in practice," center Craig Conroy said. "It's very relaxing."
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November 13, 2000 | From Associated Press
Sean Burke stopped 39 shots in his 24th career shutout as the Phoenix Coyotes defeated the New York Rangers, 2-0, Sunday night at Madison Square Garden, ending New York's three-game winning streak. Phoenix ended two other Ranger streaks. They had won their last three at home and had defeated the Coyote franchise eight consecutive times, dating to Feb. 3, 1991 when the Coyotes were the Winnipeg Jets. Burke, who lowered his goals-against average to 1.
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August 29, 1992 | JOHN GEIS
Sean Burke, who aggravated a contract dispute with the New Jersey Devils by signing with the Gulls on April 18, got his wish Friday and was traded by the Devils to Hartford, where he will be the No. 1 goalie. Burke's deal with the Gulls called for two seasons, but there was an oral agreement to terminate it should the NHL beckon. The news did not surprise anyone in the Gull organization. "I thought all along we'd lose Sean," Gull Coach Don Waddell said.
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March 22, 1999 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What happened to the Ducks Sunday happened in a flash. Sure, Florida cruised to a 5-2 victory, but the game turned on one frantic moment for the Panthers and goalie Sean Burke. With time running out in the second period, the Panthers turned the puck over in their own zone. The Ducks' Ted Drury had a clear path to the net and let loose a wicked shot. Burke flung his body to the left and barely deflected the puck with three seconds left. Instead of trailing, 2-1, the score remained tied.
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October 16, 2003 | From Associated Press
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.
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January 4, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
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.
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December 29, 2002 | From Associated Press
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.
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April 21, 2002 | From Associated Press
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.
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October 28, 2001 | From Associated Press
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.
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February 4, 2001 | BOB BAUM, ASSOCIATED PRESS
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.
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October 28, 2001 | From Associated Press
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.
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December 29, 2002 | From Associated Press
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.
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November 13, 2000 | From Associated Press
Sean Burke stopped 39 shots in his 24th career shutout as the Phoenix Coyotes defeated the New York Rangers, 2-0, Sunday night at Madison Square Garden, ending New York's three-game winning streak. Phoenix ended two other Ranger streaks. They had won their last three at home and had defeated the Coyote franchise eight consecutive times, dating to Feb. 3, 1991 when the Coyotes were the Winnipeg Jets. Burke, who lowered his goals-against average to 1.
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November 7, 2000 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For dead men walking--in the professional sense, anyway--Taylor Burke and Bobby Smith are remarkably cheerful. Burke, the Phoenix Coyotes' assistant general manager and son of owner Richard Burke, is philosophical about being fired after the franchise is sold to a group led by Wayne Gretzky and developer Steve Ellman.
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