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Fans celebrate behind Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) and Justin Schultz (4) as they greet Patrick Marleau (12) who scored against the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

The Chase: Established NHL vets trade comfort for Cup shot

Mar. 11, 2020 3:08 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The evidence of Patrick Marleau's near miss is everywhere. In the rafters at PPG Paints Arena. In the lobby on the way to the Pittsburgh Penguins dressing room, where a replica of the Stanley Cup the franchise won in 2016 at the expense of Marleau and the San Jose Sharks sits. In the...

Winnipeg Jets' Nikolaj Ehlers (27) celebrates his goal against the Arizona Coyotes during second-period NHL hockey game action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Monday, March 9, 2020. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP)

Jets jump into playoff position with 4-2 win over Coyotes

Mar. 10, 2020 12:57 AM EDT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Nikolaj Ehlers is feeling more and more comfortable with his new linemates. Ehlers had a goal and two assists to lead the Winnipeg Jets over the Arizona Coyotes 4-2 on Monday night in a matchup critical to the crowded Western Conference playoff race. “We’ve been able...

Calgary Flames' Mikael Backlund (11) celebrates his goal with teammates T. J. Brodie, (7) Mark Giordano, (5) and Andrew Mangiapane (88) during second-period NHL hockey game action against the Arizona Coyotes in Calgary, Alberta, Friday, March 6, 2020. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Matthew Tkachuk sets up Flames in 3-2 victory over Coyotes

Mar. 7, 2020 1:56 AM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau, T.J. Brodie and Mikael Backlund scored, Matthew Tkachuk assisted on all of the goals and the Calgary Flames beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Friday night. The Flames are 6-3-1 in their last 10. They moved within three points of Pacific Division-leading Vegas and a...

Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, right, makes a save as Arizona Coyotes' Carl Soderberg, of Sweden, watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Crouse scores tiebreaking goal, leads Coyotes over Canucks

Mar. 5, 2020 3:10 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Lawson Crouse scored a tiebreaking goal midway through the third period and the Arizona Coyotes tightened the playoff race in the Western Conference with a 4-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night. "We're a desperate group and we're playing some desperate...

Anaheim Ducks coach Dallas Eakins watches during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Growing pains: Krueger, Eakins and McLellan staying positive

Mar. 4, 2020 2:48 AM EST

Buffalo’s Ralph Krueger, Anaheim’s Dallas Eakins and Los Angeles’ Todd McLellan had no illusions about quick fixes in their first seasons. But in a league that has seen plenty of coaching changes the past couple seasons, all three have remained consistent in their message since training camp...

Florida Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) makes a save on a shot by Arizona Coyotes center Nick Schmaltz (8) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Bobrovsky stops 36 shots in Panthers' 2-1 win over Coyotes

Feb. 26, 2020 12:10 AM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 36 shots, Mike Hoffman scored for the third straight game and the Florida Panthers spoiled Darcy Kuemper's return with a 2-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night. Florida allowed 10 total goals in back-to-back losses to the Kings and Golden Knights...

Arizona Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta, left, makes a save on a shot by Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Keller, Garland each score 2, power Coyotes past Lightning

Feb. 22, 2020 11:59 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes had good reason to be lacking energy Saturday night, playing their fourth game in six days and their league-high 65th game of the season against one of the NHL's hottest teams. They responded with their highest scoring game of the campaign. Clayton Keller and...

Arizona Coyotes goaltender Adin Hill (31) defects the puck just over his net as Toronto Maple Leafs right wing William Nylander (88) looks on during second period NHL hockey action in Toronto on Tuesday Feb. 11, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Kapanen scores in OT, Maple Leafs beat Coyotes 3-2

Feb. 11, 2020 11:53 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Kasperi Kapanen scored 3:43 into overtime and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Tuesday night. Zach Hyman had two goals in regulation for Toronto, and Alexander Kerfoot added two assists. Jack Campbell stopped 35 shots. Campbell, picked up in a trade with Los Angeles...

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins makes a save during second-period NHL hockey game action against the Montreal Canadiens in Montreal, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

Improbable turnaround has Blue Jackets climbing in Metro

Feb. 5, 2020 1:58 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets were tanking fast two months ago. They were 11-14-4, had lost four in a row and timely goals were as scarce as winter sunshine in Columbus. Hopes for a fourth straight playoff appearance were slipping away. Coach John Tortorella was exasperated, and the...