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The Phoenix Coyotes Lose A Huge Game To The Nashville Predators

from Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic,

It seems illogical, but the Coyotes playoff odds have been boosted more when the team has been off the ice than on it.

Timely losses by the Dallas Stars during the pursuit of the final wild-card berth in the Western Conference have kept the Coyotes not only afloat but feeling in control of their fate.

But, as per usual, that optimism took a hit when the Coyotes actually played and now they will need some help to still be in the hunt come this weekend.

After a 2-0 loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday at Bridgestone Arena to increase their losing streak to six games, the Coyotes remain in ninth with 87 points. That keeps them only two points shy of the Stars for eighth, but a win by Dallas today over the St. Louis Blues would eliminate the Coyotes and erase all meaning in Sunday's regular-season finale at home against the Stars.


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Video- Coyotes Give Up Late Game Tying Goal, Lose In The Shootout

from Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic,

The Coyotes let their lead slip away in the final minute of regulation, and Oilers center Sam Gagner – who pushed the game to overtime – scored the lone shootout goal in Round 4 to complete the comeback.

"The way we gave up the second goal, that's demoralizing," coach Dave Tippett said. "But it's not time to hang your head now. It's like losing a game in overtime in the playoffs. You've got to get back at it. That's where we're at."


watch the late, game tying goal by Sam Gagner below.  TV color analyst Tyson Nash said it best- Ow....

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Video- Mike Milbury On Recent Paul Bissonnette Twitter Comment

After this Mike Milbury comment, the ball is back in Paul Bissnnette's court...


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Phoenix Falling

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

So, how large is that final game of the regular season looming in Glendale, Ariz., between the Dallas Stars and the Phoenix Coyotes?

As the Stars continued their charge to the postseason with a another big road win, this time over Washington, the Coyotes were stubbing their toe at home against Winnipeg, dropping a 3-2 decision in a shootout.

That loss follows their blown lead at home on Saturday against Minnesota that resulted in a 3-1 loss, and now the Coyotes and Stars are tied in the standings, with the Stars owning a game in hand. The Coyotes, still without star netminder Mike Smith, will need to regroup in a hurry as they play in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

read on for Custance on the Devils, LeBrun in the Leafs and Strang on the Rangers...

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Morning Line

Actually after my bedtime last night...


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Mike Smith Out At Least Another Week

via Sarah McLellan tweets,

Tippett says Smith will be reevaluated in a week.

Smith worked out in gym yesterday. Will continue off-ice work. Tippett definitely hopeful he returns before regular season ends.

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Video- It’s A Goal For Pittsburgh 2 1/2 Minutes Later

via the Situation Room Blog,

At 5:34 of the first period in the Phoenix Coyotes/Pittsburgh Penguins game, the NHL Situation Room initiated a review to determine if Jussi Jokinen's shot at 8:09 of the first period crossed the goal line. Video Review conclusively determined that the puck had crossed the goal line. According to Rule 78.6 "When a team scores an apparent goal that is not seen by the on-ice officials and play continues, the play shall be reviewed by the Video Goal Judge at the next stoppage of play. If the goal is confirmed by video review, the clock (including penalty time clocks, if applicable) is re-set to the time the goal was scored. Good Goal Pittsburgh. The clock was reset to 8:09.

Watch the goal below and notice the ref was in good position but did not see the puck go into the net...

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Video- Phoenix Coyotes Waiting For An Evaluation On Mike Smith’s Injury


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Video- Did Phoenix Get A Break On This Antoine Vermette Goal?

from Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel,

An obvious goalie interference penalty on Lungo that wasn't called led directly to the eventual game-winning goal as the Panthers fell 2-1 to the desperate Coyotes Thursday night.

A Panthers source told the Sun-Sentinel that the referee admitted to the supervisor that he blew the call, but it's not reviewable unless it was called on the ice.

"He told me that a guy pushed him into me so I have to look at the replay,'' Luongo said. "I felt like I was already in the blue once the contact was made. It's tough for me to do my job when I end up in the corner. … It's frustrating because you can only give yourself a chance to make a save and on a play like that when you're truly taken out of a play you can't do anything about it.

"Unfortunately, that ends up being the game-winning goal.''

more on the game and below, watch the goal with numerous replays...

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Coyotes Back In The Playoff Picture

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

The Phoenix Coyotes' come-from-behind win over the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center Monday night was notable for a variety of reasons.

First, if you're a fan of the Coyotes or if you happened to pick them to win the Stanley Cup as some people (one person?) did, the 4-3 win pushed them back into the second wild card spot in the Western Conference, leapfrogging idle Dallas. The Coyotes have two more points but Dallas has two games in hand.

Coupled with Minnesota's loss in Boston, Phoenix pulled to within three points of the first wild card spot, though the Wild hold a game in hand.

The Kings trailed 2-0 early but came back to take a 3-2 lead after two periods, and the loss marked the first time this season they failed to win after leading through 40 minutes (20-1-0). In fact, the Kings are an amazing 126-2-11 when leading after two periods dating back to April 2009. Overall, the loss was the third in a row for a Kings team that had recently won eight in a row.

more topics including Custance on Tampa Bay and Strang on the St. Louis Blues...

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