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Sports Reporter — Arizona Republic

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Stanley Cup experience on roster can help Coyotes' playoff push — SAN JOSE, Calif. - Neither player's journey to a Stanley Cup mirrors the situation the Coyotes find themselves in as they work to preserve their playoff hopes. The 2012 version of the Kings flipped a poor start into a second-half surge that culminated in a dominating run as a No.

Louis Domingue starts as Coyotes complete back-to-back vs. Sharks — Puck drop: 8:30 p.m. TV/Radio: Fox Sports Arizona/KMVP-FM (98.7). Goalie Louis Domingue will start for the Coyotes. "He's been all right these last few games," coach Dave Tippettt said. "Another big division game. He's played the bulk of the games lately. It's a real good test for him."
Feb 13, 2016

“It’s a great challenge for our group." Louis Domingue starts as #Coyotes complete back-to-back vs. #SJSharks

Shane Doan passes Dale Hawerchuk for points record as Coyotes snap skid — It didn't look like any veterans were within earshot when Coyotes coach Dave Tippett faced the media Friday morning to assess his team's status on the brink of its next attempt to kick its losing habit. "This is one of these games where you look at your team and your top players really have to come out and really be top players," Tippett said.
Feb 13, 2016

Shane Doan passes Dale Hawerchuk for points record as Coyotes snap skid via @azcentral

Feb 13, 2016

What a night. Shane Doan passes Dale Hawerchuk for points record as #Coyotes snap skid via @azcentral

Feb 13, 2016

“It’s pretty special. This year’s been fun." Shane Doan passes Dale Hawerchuk for #Coyotes points record: &

Coyotes using 7 defensemen to help out all over the ice — By employing a seven-man unit on the blue line, it looks like the Coyotes are trying to clean up their play in their own end after watching their goals-against total rise recently. But that isn't the only intention behind adding another defenseman to the lineup. "It's not about doing more defending," coach Dave Tippett said.

Tippett looking at top players to lead Arizona Coyotes against Calgary Flames — Puck drop: 7 p.m. TV/Radio: Fox Sports Arizona/KTAR-AM (620). The Coyotes will try to snap a five-game losing streak tonight against the Flames, a skid that ties their longest of the season. "This is one of these games where you look at your team and your top players really have to come out and really be top players," coach Dave Tippett.
Feb 12, 2016

"We need our top players to take hold of a game like this." #Coyotes tote 5-game losing skid into game vs. #Flames:

Arizona Coyotes have work to do to improve playoff chances — After he whistled a drill to a halt and called for a stretch, Coyotes coach Dave Tippett had one more instruction to issue. "Smitty," he hollered. "Get in there." Goalie Mike Smith obliged, sliding on his belly to the middle of the circle at center ice before propping himself up on one knee and leading his teammates in their exercises.
Feb 11, 2016

RT @azcsports: Mike Smith nears return, but #Coyotes have work to do to improve playoff positioning. @azc_mclellan takes a look

Feb 12, 2016

Looking at the numbers, #Coyotes have work to do to improve playoff chances via @azcentral

Feb 12, 2016

Smith practices with #Coyotes for first time since surgery. "He still looks pretty good." &…

Feb 12, 2016

#Coyotes have a point total in mind for what it will take to grab a playoff spot. I take a look at what it could be:

Coyotes' losing streak reaches five after close loss to Canucks — They practiced, rested and even had a players-only chat in the corner of the rink after their coach gave a spirited talk. But when the Coyotes returned to action after stewing over a four-game losing streak that dropped them out of a playoff spot during a four-day break in the schedule, their woes were right where they left them.

Arizona Coyotes working to stay out of the penalty box — The Coyotes spent some of their downtime during a recent four-day hiatus reliving the slew of infractions that have made them frequent visitors to the penalty box lately. "Each one in slow-motion replay," coach Dave Tippett said. While the team may not agree with every call, it's hard to dispute the number of whistled-down plays as anything but concerning.

Arizona Coyotes host the Vancouver Canucks after four-day layoff — Puck drop: 7:30 p.m. TV/Radio: Fox Sports Arizona/KTAR-AM (620). After a four-day lull in the schedule, the Coyotes resume action tonight against the Canucks. "We lost four in a row here," coach Dave Tippett said. "Our goals-against against is way above where it can be if we expect to win.

2 p.m.: Arizona Coyotes chat with Sarah McLellan

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Feb 14, 2016

#Coyotes going on the power play with 12:02 left in the third. Still trailing #SJSharks 2-1.

Feb 13, 2016

Thornton tries to stuff puck back door but Domingue dives across in time to get his glove down.

Feb 13, 2016

#Coyotes on the PK and Domingue gets hit with a shot in the face. Mask comes off. Whistle goes. Domingue OK.

Feb 13, 2016

Martinook with a shorthanded breakaway attempt but Jones with the pad save.

Feb 13, 2016

Rieder springs Hanzal for a slight breakaway and he whistles a wrist shot by Jones. 2-1

Feb 13, 2016

Not long after having goal waived off for scoring after the whistle, #SJSharks make it 2-0 when Tierney redirects Burns pass.

Feb 13, 2016

Couture drops to Tennyson, whose point shot weaves through traffic before beating Domingue five-hole. 1-0 #SJSharks

Feb 13, 2016

The puck has dropped in San Jose. Donskoi immediately stood up by big hit from Murphy.

Feb 13, 2016

#Coyotes scratch Gordon (injured), Tinordi and Tikhonov.

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