Don't think so this year with all the ownership instability leading up to season.
And I thought Phoenix was cold! Denver is sure making it feel like Christmas. ❄️🎄🎇
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FYI: Dave Tippett due up on in a few.
Doan still dealing with illness. Tippett said they're waiting on some tests with him. As for Korpikoski, just going day-by-day.
Tippett said he's hopeful Morris is back with the team maybe later this week.
Doan and Korpikoski aren't making trip. Michalek is and will be reevaluated in morning. Went through first full practice with team today.
Michalek skating. No Doan, Morris and Korpikoski.
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Morris (family matter) still hasn't rejoined team. Doan (illness) wasn't at hospital visit. Neither was Schlemko (bit under the weather).
making the rounds at Phoenix Children's Hospital.
Unlikely. ": Can we expect any news on Doan or Morris before practice tomorrow?”
So, Taylor Hall's had a good few days.
Team isn't back on the ice until Monday. ": Any news on DMo? I hope nothing very serious.”
Not sure his most recent stretch has helped his case, but I don't think he's completely fallen off the radar.
Yup, different feel this season, for sure.
Shots were 18-8 in the third and finished with 39 compared to 32 for .
Considering how shorthanded were without Doan/Morris, I'm sure they'll take the point. But chance was definitely there for more.
So this Western Canada road swing goes 1-1-1 for . They'll return home but are back on the road Tuesday in Colorado.
Higgins goes glove-side on Smith after he races to a puck that caromed out of defensive zone.
Higgins makes it 3-2 as win in overtime.
battle back in third to erase two-goal deficit and grab at least a point. 2-2 with after regulation. OT coming up.
Shots 16-6 for in this period.
Big save by Smith as go 2-on-0. Smith gets crashed into as a result of save, but looks to be OK.
And tie it. Moss buries loose puck on net. Play starts with Ribeiro dishing to front of net.
Booming point shot from Vermette goes top-shelf on Luongo and it's 2-1.
pouring on pressure. Could have put game out of reach but go other way and make it 2-1.
Good start to the period by the . Seven shots so far. Zero for .
upped their play that period and didn't have right response. Smith with some good saves. 2-0 after two periods.
can't capitalize on PP. go other way after kill and H.Sedin with the one-timer as he's falling. 2-0
Good stick by Yandle to break up 2-on-1 rush by .
convert on their first PP opportunity to go up 1-0. Garrison's shot from the point beats Smith through traffic.
Not a bad road period for . No score after one against . Ten shots apiece.
First PP of game going to . Boedker gets clipped with high-stick from Bieksa.
Smith nearly gets caught for coming out to play the puck, but defense clears the puck out.
Moss splits the 'D' and gets backhand off but Luongo stops it and Moss crashes into net.
Shuffled lines: 36-24-18/63-11-17/34-50-89/12-14-29/23-26/3-5/6-2
Both still on IR. RT any word on Z and Korpi?
Doan, by the way, is considered day-to-day with his illness.
That means Rundblad draws into lineup.
scratch Doan and Morris. Doan is out with an illness and Morris has left to deal with a family matter, according to team.
First-period play better on the ’ road trip
Tippett on Smith: "Hopefully the rest helps him, and he gives us a big game tomorrow night."
After getting some rest last night in Calgary, going back to Smith tomorrow between the pipes against the .
Tippett doesn't think Korpikoski will play tomorrow but isn't ruling out Michalek. "Z is progressing very well," Tippett said.
held an optional practice today in Vancouver. Korpikoski and Michalek among participants.
Don't think his offensive performance this season has hurt his chances by any means.
recognizing Paul Goldschmidt and his 2013 season by having him drop the puck Dec.14 against the Carolina Hurricanes.
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go up 4-1 with a shorthanded goal by Stempniak, who finishes pass from Stajan.
end second period down 3-1. outshoot Coyotes 11-10 in the period.
capitalize on the PP with three seconds left. Giordano's slapper from the point goes off a stick in front. 3-1
Hanzal takes his second penalty of the game. This one is for boarding.
Ramo gloves Vermette's shot after cuts to the middle of the ice.
goal came on their fifth shot. have 13.
go up 2-1. They breakout and Backlund takes cross-ice pass and one-times it from his knee.
Think they'll both need a little more defensive work but the points are there.
That goal after defensive breakdown came with 8 seconds left in first. outshoot Flames 11-3 in the period.
make it 1-1 on only their third shot of the period. Slap shot from Brodie beats Greiss but directed in front.
Good PK by . have 2 shots with about three left in the first.
with eight shots so far. Yandle has four of them.
Colborne goes around falling Stone but can't covert on odd-man chance.
This game following last night's script so far. Early good and early PP to build momentum. No goal but possession in end.
For second straight game, take 1-0 lead. Yandle with second in back-to-back nights. Doan sets him up, and Yandle walks into shot.
scratch Rundblad and Bissonnette.
Greiss is 3-0 in his starts this season. Overall, he has a 2.06 GAA and .936 save percentage.
Vrbata riding a five-game point streak. Off to best start through 25 games in his career (nine goals and 24 points).
Yes. Greiss starts. RT greiss in net today? Should give smith much needed rest.
Boedker has three goals and five points in last four games. Leads team in road scoring (seven goals and seven assists).
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Sounds like it's Greiss but I don't think the Coyotes skated this morning so tough to be 100 percent sure.
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Tippett said it's possible Greiss gets a start on this trip so this game would make sense. But haven't heard anything confirmed.
will represent and Arizona at the World Juniors camp.
Radim Vrbata is off to the best 25-game start in his NHL career with 9-15-24 in his 25 games this season
Yup. First career fight, I believe.
With tonight's 6-2 win, the extended their point streak to 10 games against the Oilers and improved to 13-2-2 vs. EDM since 2009-10
Five with multi-point efforts. Boedker (3), Ribeiro (3), Vrbata (2), Doan (2) and Moss (2).
close out 6-2 win over the . Smith finishes with 31 saves.
humming around Smith's net. And another penalty before we can close the book on this one.
Szwarz and Ference going at it.
Scrum now as frustration starting to boil over.
That's the second goal of the season for Moss, too.
And the floodgates have opened. Moss gets one back. Goes to the net and catches rebound as he's falling. 6-2
With a shot like that, hard to believe that's only Yandle's second goal of the season.
Yandle gives cushion. 5-2. What a shot. Stutter step at blue line and goes top-shelf.
Shot set up by Doan, who was doing board work with Moss. This line didn't start the game together but clicking now.
And Ribeiro finds his third point of the night with a goal to put up 4-2. Buries shot in slot as he's left all alone.
Stick is just above cross-bar when it's whacked at by Moss, so no-goal is the ruling.
Great hand-eye coordination from Moss. Tough to tell on angles we're seeing if his stick is below the cross-bar to overrule call on the ice.
Moss bats pass from Ribeiro and it goes in, but refs waive it off. We'll see what the review shows...
Can't think of another off the top of my head...
Shots pretty even after two. 18 and 16.
And capitalize. Perron with his second of the game. Finishes feed from Hemsky from behind the net.