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Colorado Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon (29) and Dallas Stars goalie Anton Khudobin (35) meet after Dallas won during overtime NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

One over Sid: MacKinnon wins Lady Byng for sportsmanship

Sep. 11, 2020 9:56 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Of course, Nathan MacKinnon wishes he were still playing for the Stanley Cup, but after learning he won another individual award, the Colorado forward found a silver lining. In the friendly rivalry between the two best hockey players from the Maritimes town of Cole Harbour, Nova...

Arizona Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson reacts to the team's loss to the Colorado Avalanche in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Edmonton, Alberta, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

NHL strips Coyotes of 2 picks for violating combine policy

Aug. 26, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL on Wednesday stripped the Arizona Coyotes of their 2020 second-round pick and 2021 first-round pick for violating the scouting combine policy by conducting physical tests of draft-eligible players. Commissioner Gary Bettman determined the organization broke the rules by physically...

Colorado Avalanche's Nikita Zadorov (16) is checked by Arizona Coyotes' Vinnie Hinostroza (13) during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Edmonton, Alberta, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Coyotes looking to build off first playoff run in 8 years

Aug. 20, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyote achieved a long-awaited goal by reaching the postseason for the first time in eight years. They won a series, knocking off the higher-seeded Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup qualifiers. Arizona's first-round playoff series against Colorado didn't go quite as...

Colorado Avalanche's Gabriel Landeskog (92) is stopped by Arizona Coyotes goalie Darcy Kuemper (35) during the second period of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Kuemper stops 49 shots in Coyotes' 4-2 win over Avalanche

Aug. 15, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Darcy Kuemper snatched up tipped shots, made saves from prone positions, saw pucks through traffic. One monumental effort by Arizona's goalie and now the Coyotes are back in their series with the Colorado Avalanche. Kuemper stopped 49 shots and the Coyotes held on to beat the...

St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington reacts after giving up a goal to the Vancouver Canucks during the third period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Past 2 champions Capitals, Blues struggle to start playoffs

Aug. 13, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

Hours after the Washington Capitals were sunk by allowing four consecutive goals, St. Louis coach Craig Berube saw his Blues lose confidence after falling behind in their Game 1. It shouldn't be that easy for the last two Stanley Cup winners to fall apart, but the Capitals now have to come back in their series...

Colorado Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen (96), Ryan Graves (27) and Nathan MacKinnon (29) celebrate a goal against the St. Louis Blues during the third period of an NHL hockey playoff game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Avalanche face Coyotes in dramatic clash of styles

Aug. 11, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

The Colorado Avalanche have one of the NHL's most dynamic offenses, led by Hart Trophy finalist Nathan MacKinnon. The Arizona Coyotes play it much closer to the vest, relying on superb goaltending and counterattacking when they have the opportunity. Whichever team can consistently establish its style of play in...

Arizona Coyotes celebrate their win over the Nashville Predators following overtime of an NHL hockey playoff game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press via AP)
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Top players push Coyotes into next playoff round

Aug. 8, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

The Arizona Coyotes needed their top players to be at their best to have a chance of advancing in the postseason for the first time in eight years. Darcy Kuemper has been superb, one of the best goalies in the bubble. Taylor Hall is playing like the Coyotes hoped when they traded for him. Same thing for Phil...

Nashville Predators' Craig Smith (15) skates past as Arizona Coyotes' Conor Garland (83) celebrates a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey playoff game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Garland, Hall each score in 3rd as Coyotes beat Preds 4-1

Aug. 5, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes knew they had a big opportunity once their challenge erased Nashville's go-ahead goal early in the third period. The Coyotes took advantage by scoring the next three goals. Conor Garland and Taylor Hall each scored in the third period and the Coyotes beat the...

Arizona Coyotes celebrate a goal against there Nashville Predators during the first period NHL qualifying round game action in Edmonton, on Sunday, August 2, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Coyotes hold off Predators 4-3 in series opener

Aug. 2, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Oliver Ekman-Larsson fired a shot from near the blue line that caromed off one Nashville player's skate, another's body and into the net. Arizona's eight-year wait to play a postseason game couldn't have gotten off to a better start, even if took a lucky couple of bounces....

Arizona Coyotes right wing Phil Kessel, left, and Coyotes right wing Christian Fischer (36) take a break during NHL hockey practice at Gila River Arena Monday, July 13, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Coyotes aiming to stay focused following Chayka resignation

Jul. 29, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

The Arizona Coyotes caught a break when the NHL opted to expand the postseason and return from the pandemic-related shutdown in a pair of Canadian bubbles. Arizona was a long shot to make the playoffs when the season was halted in March and the rejiggered format puts them in the postseason for the first time...