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Arizona Coyotes' Gormley gains experience at blue line

azcentral.com — The search for stability on the Coyotes' blue line introduced a new candidate into the mix this week with the hope that more possibilities would deliver a combination that sticks.

Offense picking up, but better defending still tops Coyotes' needs

azcentral.com — Despite limiting the Maple Leafs to only two goals in Tuesday's 3-2 win, the Coyotes still rank 30th in the league in goals-against (3.58) which remains the most glaring aspect of their play that needs improvement. "We have a lot to learn as a team," coach Dave Tippett said.

Coyotes assistant coach Newell Brown has puck smarts

azcentral.com — When he isn't skating on the periphery of the action at practice, a whistle flapping against his track-suit jacket, Coyotes assistant coach Newell Brown usually has a collection of pucks pooling at his feet. And the purpose for those pucks is always changing. They've been dropped for one-on-one faceoff battles at center ice.

Notes: Arizona Coyotes call up Brandon Gormley

azcentral.com — When the goals dried up on the team's recent four-game road trip, the Coyotes looked within the pipeline for a jolt and found one in the form of winger Tobias Rieder. The call-up served up the game-winning goal in the trip's finale - a 6-5 muscle act over the Capitals - and filled out a line that accrued seven points.

Arizona Coyotes' defense keys win over Toronto Maple Leafs

azcentral.com — As they swirled into an offensive slump at the outset of their East Coast excursion last week, the Coyotes bemoaned the lack of puck luck. But the breaks weren't going to be handed out. They'd have to earn them.

Game Day: Toronto Maple Leafs visit Arizona Coyotes

azcentral.com — Possible Coyotes lines: Rieder-Vermette-Doan Klinkhammer-Hanzal-Erat Korpikoski-Gagner-Boedker McMillan-Vitale-Crombeen Ekman-Larsson-Michalek Yandle-Murphy Gormley-Stone Potential scratches: Summers, Chipchura and Schlemko. Injury update: Winger Dave Moss is week-to-week with an upper-body injury after blocking a shot with his hand. Possible Maple Leafs lines: Winnik-Kadri-Kessel van Riemsdyk-Bozak-Clarkson Komarov-Holland-Santorelli Panik-Carrick-Ashton Phaneuf-Franson Rielly-Polak Gardiner-Robidas Bernier Potential scratches: Frattin and Percy.

McLellan: Injury and illness rock the NHL

azcentral.com — The NHL has just reached November, and already a handful of teams have been infected by the injury bug and other ailments. But perhaps the most concerning health news is surrounding a player no longer in the game. The beloved Gordie Howe, respectfully known as "Mr. Hockey," suffered a stroke last week but is on the mend in his home in Texas.

Arizona Coyotes may have found winning combination

azcentral.com — In his first game with the Coyotes, Tobias Rieder made coach Dave Tippett look like a genius for putting him with the top line. Rieder delivered the game-winning goal in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Capitals and helped spur Shane Doan and Antoine Vermette to each post three-point nights.

Rieder makes NHL debut, scores game-winner

azcentral.com — Ever since the first loss of this now-completed four-game road trip - a 7-3 drubbing by the Lightning - change was threatened as a possibility if the Coyotes didn't rebound.

Shane Doan, Arizona Coyotes snap 3-game skid, beat Washington Capitals

azcentral.com — WASHINGTON (AP) - Shane Doan scored twice, and the Arizona Coyotes salvaged at least something from their road trip, snapping a three-game skid with a come-from-behind 6-5 win over the mistake-prone Washington Capitals on Sunday night.
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Nov 23, 2014

#Coyotes not going back to Dubnyk but Tippett realizes he's doing part to earn more games:"He’s certainly not hurting his chances to do that

Nov 23, 2014

Hanzal won't play tonight. Skated this morning. Tippett thinks Tuesday's game is a possibility if Hanzal keeps progressing.

Nov 23, 2014

Gagner ran out of room, shoots into the glove.

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