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Coyotes tab Armstrong as next general manager

Sep. 17, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have hired St. Louis assistant GM Bill Armstrong as their next general manager. Armstrong arrives in the desert after spending the past two seasons as the Blues' assistant GM and director of amateur scouting. He replaces John Chayka, who resigned on the eve of...

FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo, Dallas Stars interim head coach Rick Bowness yells from the bench as they played the New York Rangers during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas. The 65-year-old Dallas Stars coach is hockey’s version of Kevin Bacon in that he’s got some connection to almost everyone, and for the first time, he’s leading a team that’s now six wins away from the Stanley Cup. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)

Hockey's Kevin Bacon: Playoffs are 6 degrees of Rick Bowness

Sep. 11, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Rick Bowness looked at the Calgary Flames lineup written on the whiteboard in the Dallas locker room, and a strange thought crossed his mind. “It was one of the few teams in the league that I had never coached any of their players,” Bowness said. Bowness did coach...

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...

The Colorado Avalanche celebrate a goal against the Arizona Coyotes during first period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Avalanche rout Coyotes 7-1 in Game 5 to win 1st-round series

Aug. 19, 2020 9:08 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche spent the first three games of their series against Arizona trying to solve a hot goalie. They put on a show the final two, displaying the flash and depth that makes them one of the favorites to win the Stanley Cup. Nathan MacKinnon had two goals and two...

Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson (13) scores against Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) as Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) helps out during the second period of NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup first round playoff hockey action in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lightning, Bruins, Avalanche, Flyers eye clinching series

Aug. 18, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

One victory away from advancing in the NHL playoffs, the Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche and Philadelphia Flyers feel a sense of urgency to finish the task as soon as possible. It doesn’t matter that the teams, up 3-1 in their respective first-round series, could have up to three...

Colorado Avalanche's Samuel Girard (49) is checked by Arizona Coyotes' Jason Demers (55) as goalie Darcy Kuemper (35) looks for the shot during the first period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Avalanche overwhelm Coyotes 7-1 to take 3-1 series lead

Aug. 17, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche scored three early goals, revved up their power play and hit Arizona with a barrage of odd-man rushes. Their defense closed in around goalie Philipp Grubauer, shut down the Coyotes' shooting lanes. Dominating in all aspects, the Avalanche are now within one...

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)

Avalanche aiming to distract Coyotes' Kuemper more in Game 4

Aug. 17, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

The Colorado Avalanche had all the numbers in their favor. Odd-man rushes, 51 shots on goal, 92 shot attempts. One hot goalie turned what should have been a win into a loss. Now up 2-1 instead of 3-0 against Arizona, the Avalanche need to figure out how to get in front of Darcy Kuemper more or the series could...

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...

Colorado Avalanche' J.T. Compher (37), Tyson Jost (17) and Andre Burakovsky (95) celebrate a goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the second period of a first round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Burakovsky scores late, Avalanche beat Coyotes 3-2

Aug. 14, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche expected a big push from Arizona after the Coyotes spent most of Game 1 on their heels. Colorado withstood the early blows, counter punched with a couple of goals and delivered the late knockout shot to take a commanding lead in the series. Andre Burakovsky...