Last Saturday, the Lightning suffered their first loss to a Western Conference opponent when they were rocked 6-3 by the Phoenix Coyotes. Starting tonight in Los Angeles, the Lightning begin a stretch of three games in four days through California that will see them conclude the trip with back to back games in San Jose [...]
While much of the attention in the Pacific Division is going to the three California teams, their neighbors in the Arizona desert are trying mightily to grab some headlines too. Seemingly never out of a game so far this season, the Coyotes were up to their old tricks again on Saturday night against the Washington Capitals. Down [...]
Coyotes captain Shane Doan picked up another goal against the Kings on Thursday night, now giving him 73 points (including 35 goals) in 93 games vs. Los Angeles – his best totals against any NHL team.
It wasn’t enough though. Despite coming back from being down 4-0, Phoenix ultimately lost by a final score of 7-4.
Following the game, here’s what Doan had to share…
On the Coyotes [...]
It looks like everybody in Los Angeles is going to need to find something new to talk about this weekend. The world has been set back on its axis, as Anze Kopitar has finally scored his first goal of the season.
In fact, it seems the formula for success may be quite simple for the 26-year-old [...]
On the heels of a 3-2 shootout win on Friday night, the Anaheim Ducks have now won six straight games and are off to a 6-1-0 start on the young season, their best in franchise history. For a team that didn’t look too good in an opening night loss to Colorado, they’ve quickly rebounded and [...]
Our brand new show is on the air! West Coast Bias debuted on NHL Network Radio over the weekend and featured a slew of guests from around the Pacific Division. Along with my co-host, Jonathan Davis, we caught up with LA Kings President and Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille, Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce [...]
Following their 3-1 win over the visiting LA Kings, here’s some of what was being said in the Coyotes’ locker room…
- Keith Yandle on if they had the urgency they needed against the Kings: “Yeah, I think so. I think the first ten minutes of the game we probably weren’t at our best, but then we straightened [...]
Following the Coyotes 3-1 win over the visiting LA Kings, here’s what Phoenix coach Dave Tippett had to share…
- On the overall game: “It keeps us in the game. The only way you have a chance is if you get two points and win. I thought we battled hard tonight. I thought Barbs was really [...]
Following the Coyotes 3-2 loss to the Kings at Staples Center on Tuesday night, here’s what they were saying over in the Phoenix locker room…
- Shane Doan (who scored two goals, and also led all players in the game with 11 shots on goal and 13 hits) on the overall game: “Obviously everybody in this [...]
One of the beautiful things about two teams playing in the same division is the history that organically develops over time. While the final scores from dozens of games help build the rivalry, it’s usually specific moments and incidents that have a greater influence on shaping the ongoing story between said teams.
Like most things with history though, people’s perspective of those [...]