GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Darcy Kuemper's play in goal was the driving force in the Arizona Coyotes' run toward a playoff berth that came up just short late last season.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Vinnie Hinostroza has been searching for consistency since joining the Arizona Coyotes in a trade last offseason. He's found it at just the right time.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has placed center Brad Richardson on injured reserve with an upper-body injury, running the Coyotes' list of missing regulars to six.
Richardson was injured in Arizona's 4-3 overtime victory over Vancouver on Thursday and the Coyotes said he is week to week.
He joins goalie Antti Raanta, forwards Nick Schmaltz, Michael Grabner, Christian Fischer and defenseman Jason Demers out with injuries.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Darcy Kuemper might not have imagined that by the end of Thursday night, he'd have played in as many games as the goalie he backs up, the injured Antti Raanta.
Kuemper had a career-high 44 saves in his sixth straight game in net, and the Arizona Coyotes held off the Western Conference-leading Nashville Predators 2-1.
Kuemper kept a shutout going until Nick Bonino scored with 7:51 to play.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Two shutouts in three games is an impressive feat, but Antti Raanta was just trying to make up for letting five goals get by him two nights earlier.
He did, stopping 26 shots for his second shutout of the season in the Arizona Coyotes' 2-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night.
LAST SEASON: 30-42-10, 70 points. Sixth in Pacific Division
COACH: Rick Tocchet (first season, third NHL season).
ADDED: C Derek Stepan, D Niklas Hjalmarsson, G Antti Raanta, D Adam Clendening, D Jason Demers.
LOST: F Shane Doan, F Radim Vrbata, G Mike Smith, D Connor Murphy, D Anthony DeAngelo, F Jamie McGinn.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes acquired defenseman Jason Demers from the Florida Panthers on Sunday for forward Jamie McGinn.
The 29-year-old Demers had nine goals and 19 assists in 81 regular-season games for the Panthers last season. He has 37 goals and 134 assists in 504 career games with San Jose, Dallas and Florida.
NEW YORK (AP) — After a disappointing start to the season, the Florida Panthers are starting to get on a little bit of a roll.
Jason Demers scored the tiebreaking goal early in the second period, Roberto Luongo stopped 29 shots and the Panthers held on for a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night.
DENVER (AP) — The Florida Panthers missed on two breakaways in the second period. Reilly Smith made sure they cashed in on their third.
Smith scored a short-handed goal to break a third-period tie, and the Panthers beat the reeling Colorado Avalanche 3-1 on Friday night.
Jason Demers had a goal and an assist, and Michael Matheson also scored for Florida. James Reimer made 30 saves.
"It came down to a couple bounces and fortunately those bounces were on our side tonight," Smith said.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Tommy Wingels made up for an early defensive mistake by scoring the game-winning goal to lift the San Jose Sharks over the Florida Panthers 4-2 on Thursday night.
Wingels tried to block a shot from Florida's Jason Demers but instead the puck deflected off his stick and past goalie Martin Jones to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead 5 minutes into the game.