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Craig's List | NHL realignment proposal that makes sense

<i>Each week at Five on the Fly we’ll preview developing storylines for the NHL’s upcoming week. This week we make the case for why it’s okay to award</i> …

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Coyotes announce coach Rick Tocchet will miss Monday game vs. Flames

Arizona Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet will miss the team’s home game on Monday against the Calgary Flames to attend his mother’s funeral, the team …

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Dubnyk, Foligno lead Wild over Coyotes

Marcus Foligno scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 3-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on …

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Arizona Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet to attend mother's funeral, miss Monday's game

Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet traveled to Toronto on Sunday to attend his mother’s funeral and will not be behind the bench for Monday’s game …

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Inside the NHL: KeyBank takeover by Leafs fans a low moment in Sabres' lost season

The place to take the scene all in Thursday night was the highest point of KeyBank Center. This corner is a big fan of the view from the press box, …

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Wild face surprisingly hot Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- As the NHL season winds down, the Minnesota Wild are getting repeated up-close looks at some of the Western Conference's hottest …

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Game Day: Arizona Coyotes battle the Minnesota Wild

The Arizona Coyotes play hose to the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Stay with this page for news, analysis and updates throughout the day.

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Ducks, Coyotes, Jackets, Wild, Canadiens, Devils, Isles, Sens, Leafs, Canucks and Capitals

<b>On the Anaheim Ducks …</b><p><b>John Shannon</b>: Defenseman Kevin Bieksa had surgery on his hand to remove scar tissue and he’ll be out the lineup for two to five …


Coyotes' Antti Raanta makes return, looks to stay in net for season's end

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Arizona Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta made his return to the crease on Saturday night, doing so for the first time after a …


After up-and-down season, what's next for Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta?

The Coyotes goaltender has missed 36 percent of the team's games due to injury, and he's also a pending unrestricted free agent.

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Oilers continue search for McDavid’s perfect linemate

Do the great ones need a regular linemate? Yes and no.<p>Do the great ones need a regular linemate?<p>Yes and no.<p>Wayne Gretzky had fellow Hockey Hall of …

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Fiala, Turris rally Predators to 3-2 win over Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Nashville Predators keep rolling toward the best regular season in franchise history.<p>Kevin Fiala and Kyle Turris each had a goal and assist in the third period, leading Nashville to a 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night. Ryan Ellis also scored to help the …

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GameDay Preview: Firebirds & Greyhounds Battle in the Soo Friday for Final Road Game

<b>Flint Firebirds (19-42-3-2) at Soo Greyhounds (54-7-2-3)</b><p><b>Date | Time</b><p>Friday, March 16th | 7:07 p.m.<p><b>Location</b><p>Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. | Essar Centre …

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Filipe Luis suffers broken leg, will likely miss World Cup

Filipe Luis suffers broken leg, will likely miss World Cup<p>Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis could miss the World Cup after the Brazilian suffered …


'Yotes Notes: Raanta likely to return against Wild

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta practiced on Friday at the Ice Den Scottsdale. If everything feels right on Saturday morning, he …

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On this night in 1985, the Flyers earned a 5-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Spectrum. Scored by Ron Sutter, the Flyers' second goal of the …

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Oshie scores 2 to help Capitals beat Islanders 7-3

NEW YORK (AP) — T.J. Oshie scored twice, Dmitry Orlov and Nicklas Backstrom each had a goal and two assists, and the first-place Washington Capitals beat the struggling New York Islanders 7-3 Thursday night.<p>Andrei Burakovsky added a goal and an assist, and Lars Eller and John Carlson also scored to …

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NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – March 15, 2018

<b>Game recaps plus updates on Seth Jones, Oscar Klefbom, Jared Spurgeon and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.</b><p>James van Riemsdyk’s hat trick …

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Common tragedy forging greater bond between Tocchet, Ekman-Larsson

GLENDALE, Ariz. — When Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson heard about the death of Rick Tocchet’s mom, Norma, on Wednesday, he sent his coach a …

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Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet's mother passes away

Assistant coach John MacLean is leading the team until Tocchet returns.

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Pacific Division Round-Up: Two spots left and four teams in the fight

Plus a head coach takes a leave of absence.Another week has passed and we’re that much closer to hockey’s second season. It’s become clear that …

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I would like to sincerely thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers for my mother Norma Tocchet . Means a lot !!! Huge huge hockey fan that I am gonna miss everyday ❤️🙏#incrediblewoman❤️

Malkin blasts home his 40th goal of the season 💣<p>Holy guacamole, Geno 🔥🔥🔥<p>Hertl grabs perfect pass to bury OT winner over Oilers<p>Hard work pays off …

Tocchet Returns to Coyotes After Mother's Death

<b>GLENDALE --</b> Arizona Coyotes Head Coach Rick Tocchet said his mother, Norma, had an unwavering faith in his ability and character during the 18 …

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NHL scores: Canadiens snap losing streak with 4-2 win over Stars

MONTREAL - Artturi Lehkonen scored twice and Montreal snapped its five-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over Dallas.<p>Brendan Gallagher and Nikita …

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Goligoski, Hill lift Coyotes over Kings 4-3 in shootout

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Adin Hill found out via text message on his way to Gila River Arena that he was starting in net Tuesday night. Hours later, he finished his day on a high note.<p>Alex Goligoski scored the decisive goal in the fifth round of a shootout and Hill ended the game with a save on …

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Antti Raanta's injury woes a factor in Coyotes contract talks

Strome continues to develop out of white-hot NHL spotlight<p>Published<p>1 week ago<p>on<p>Mar 8, 2018<p>Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports<p><b>TUCSON, Ariz. —</b> Dylan Strome …


Coyotes' Tocchet to return after 1-game leave of absence

The coach is ready to get back to work.<p>Arizona Coyotes bench boss Rick Tocchet will rejoin the team for Thursday's contest against the Nashville …

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Kings lose to Coyotes in shootout, remain third in Pacific

<b>GLENDALE, Ariz. --</b> Adin Hill made 34 saves for his first NHL victory, and the Arizona Coyotes defeated the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 in a shootout at …

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Clayton Keller finding 'second wind' as Coyotes' standout rookie

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Clayton Keller was on a tear in October. He seems to be doing well in March, too.<p>The in-between didn’t have the headline-making, …

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Ovechkin’s challenges in scoring more goals than Gretzky

Alex Ovechkin is “still young,” yet he’s at a funny spot in his career after last night’s landmark achievement of scoring his 600th regular-season …

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