GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — With a hot goaltender and a nice run of winning, the Arizona Coyotes have tightened the race for a wild-card playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Galchenyuk lifts Coyotes over Canucks in overtime
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Alex Galchenyuk took the puck behind the goal and had to make a choice: Which way to come out?
With goalie Jacob Markstrom was leaning one way, Galchenyuk...
Last-place Kings get 4th straight win by beating Coyotes 2-1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The lucky bounces necessary to overcome poor performances have been hard to come by for the Los Angeles Kings this season, but they got some much-needed breaks against the Arizona Coyotes.
Dustin Brown scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and the Kings beat the Coyotes 2-1 on Thursday night.
Jake Muzzin also scored for the last-place Kings, who have won a season-high four consecutive games. Jonathan Quick made 26 saves.
Wild beats Arizona for back-to-back road victories, playoff breathing room
GLENDALE, ARIZ. The turnaround from a magical show in Las Vegas to the next performance in Arizona was quick, less than 24 hours.
But in that brief amount of time, the Wilds five-star effort in dancing around one of the NHLs juggernauts in the Golden Knights turned into a disappearing act against the leagues last-place team.
Pucks were turned over, defense coverages broke down and the Wild struggled to generate quality looks after scoring four times in that masterpiece against Vegas.
Fischer scores in OT, Coyotes beat Predators 3-2
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The first 41 games of the season were a struggle for the Arizona Coyotes, who only won nine times and earned 23 points.
The second 41 got off to a positive start, however.
Christian Fischer scored on the rebound off Jakob Chychrun's shot at 2:41 of overtime to give the Coyotes a 3-2 comeback victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.
The goal was reviewed, then challenged by Nashville and reviewed again. Arizona won for the third time in six games.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona goalie Mike Smith had a short summation for the Coyotes' 5-4 victory over the New Jersey Devils.
"We didn't blow it totally," he said.
The Coyotes blew open an early four-goal lead but needed a late goal from rookie Anthony DeAngelo and a big save by Smith on Taylor Hall's penalty shot Saturday night to preserve the win.
Two other Arizona rookies — Jakob Chychrun and Brendan Perlini — scored to help send New Jersey to its 10th consecutive defeat.
BOSTON (AP) — Arizona Coyotes forward Alexander Burmistrov was taken off on a stretcher after a hit from Bruins defenseman Colin Miller on Tuesday night left him motionless on the ice for several minutes.
Burmistrov gave a thumbs-up with both hands as he was wheeled off the ice. The Coyotes said he was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation.
Coyotes score 3 in 1st period, hold on to beat Ducks
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Marek Langhamer made enough saves in a relief appearance in his NHL debut to help the Arizona Coyotes get another big win.
Langhamer replaced starter Mike Smith early in the third period and stopped two point-blank shots in the closing seconds, helping the Coyotes hold off the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 Monday night.
Niederreiter, Wild dodge letdown with 4-3 win over Coyotes
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — This time, the Minnesota Wild answered their wakeup call.
Nino Niederreiter had two power-play goals and an assist, including the go-ahead score for the Wild with 7:06 remaining in a 4-3 victory Thursday night after the Arizona Coyotes came back from a two-goal deficit.
Coyotes end 5-game road losing streak with 5-4 win at Philly
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brayden Schenn and Jakob Chychrun punched each other so much they could have used a bell to stop the fight.
Schenn would have at least settled for a whistle.
With all eyes on the brawl, Martin Hanzal kept his on the puck and slipped it in the net to help the Arizona Coyotes beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 on Thursday night to snap a five-game road losing streak.
Schenn, a Flyers center, had no idea why the refs didn't blow the whistle during the scrum.
Coyotes sign first-round pick Jakob Chychrun
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes signed first-round pick Jakob Chychrun to an entry-level contract Saturday.
Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
The 18-year-old Chychrun, selected 16th overall last month, had 11 goals and 38 assists in 62 games last season for the Sarnia Sting in the Ontario Hockey League. He's 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds.
"It's an honor to sign with the Coyotes," Chychrun said in a statement released by the team. "I'm the first to...