Five Things You May Not Know: Coyotes at Kings Edition

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Over the past five years, the Kings have engaged in some spirited rivalries with the Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks, yet few games have been as consistently intense as a matchup between the Kings and Arizona Coyotes. Guys have been suspended, hits have been questionable, and even the two captains have engaged in a […]

NHL players no longer excited by trips to play California teams

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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 […]

Comeback Coyotes at it again, crushing the Caps

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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 […]

Shane Doan after Coyotes 7-4 loss to Kings in LA

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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 […]

Anze Kopitar gets first goal, talks 7-4 win over Coyotes

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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 […]

‘We were scared to win’ – Coyotes Mike Smith on 3-2 SO loss to Ducks

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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 […]

West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio – our debut show

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Luc Robitaille, Bruce Boudreau, Doug Wilson and more guest on West Coast Bias.
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 […]

Comments from Coyotes’ locker room after defeating the Kings 3-1

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 […]

Coyotes’ coach Dave Tippett on 3-1 win over the visiting Kings

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 […]

Comments from Doan and Coyotes locker room after latest loss in LA

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 […]