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Arizona Coyotes hoping early problems can be fixed — SUNRISE, Fla. - One game could be a fluke, two bad luck but three lopsided losses for the Coyotes through the first three weeks of the season is morphing into a disturbing trend.

Arizona Coyotes change up routine to fit time difference — TAMPA -In an attempt to acclimate to the three-hour time change that headlines most of the Coyotes' four-game road trip along the East Coast, the team switched up its pregame routine ahead of Tuesday's meeting with the Lightning. The Coyotes practiced Monday evening in Tampa not long after arriving in Florida.

Arizona Coyotes fall behind early, lose to Lightning — The Coyotes have carried a lead in only two games thus far, instead developing a habit of falling into holes they can't climb out of with Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the Lightning. - Blown leads plagued the Coyotes last season, but it hasn't been a problem for the 2014-15 version.

Game Day: Arizona Coyotes at Tampa Bay Lightning — Possible Coyotes lines: Boedker-Vermette-Korpikoski Gagner-Hanzal-Doan Klinkhammer-Chipchura-Erat McMillan-Vitale-Crombeen Ekman-Larsson-Murphy Yandle-Stone Schlemko-Michalek Potential scratches: Summers and Hodgman. Injury update: Winger Dave Moss (upper-body injury) is on injured reserve and not on the trip. He blocked a shot with his hand last week. Possible Lightning lines: Killorn-Filppula-Stamkos Palat-Johnson-Kucherov Drouin-Namestnikov-Paquette Morrow-Boyle-Brown Stralman-Carle Garrison-Gudas Brewer-Sustr Bishop Potential scratches: Barberio, Connolly, Callahan and Hedman.

Arizona Coyotes need to strengthen even-strength success — There was plenty of talk in front of the whiteboard, some one-on-one instruction and a variety of drills, but Coyotes coach Dave Tippett summed up the purpose of all with one holler. "Let's score some goals here," he said.

Bissonnette rejoins Coyotes organization on AHL tryout — TAMPA -- Longtime Coyotes fan-favorite Paul Bissonnette signed a professional tryout contract with the team's American Hockey League affiliate Monday. "He's a good man," coach Dave Tippett said. "It's just the way the league's going right now. But I love his enthusiasm. He's jumping in. He wants to work his way back in.

Wednesday at 2 p.m.: Arizona Coyotes live chat — The Coyotes have an off day between games Tuesday at Tampa Bay and Thursday at Florida.

Paul Bissonnette returning to Coyotes organization — GLENDALE, Ariz. - Former Arizona Coyotes forward Paul Bissonnette is returning to the organization. The team confirmed he'll sign a professional tryout with the Portland Pirates, the Coyotes' American Hockey League affiliate. "I'm just going to go down there and prove myself and (see) wherever it goes," Bissonnette said this weekend before the signing was official.

NHL Insider: Senators return to ice after attacks in Ottawa — The Ottawa Senators returned to the ice Saturday after having their previous game Wednesday against the Toronto Maple Leafs postponed following attacks on Parliament Hill and the National War Memorial in Ottawa, resulting in the death of a Canadian soldier.

Paul Bissonnette in discussions to join Arizona Coyotes' AHL team — Former Coyote Paul Bissonnette could be returning to the organization. The team confirmed it's in discussions with Bissonnette regarding a possible American Hockey League contract. Bissonnette, 29, was with the Coyotes 2009 to 2014 and became a fan favorite during that time.
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Oct 29, 2014

@DanFriedmanAZ New regime with Tippett coming in so I'd wait to see how picks (Domi, Samuelsson) from last couple years pan out.

Oct 29, 2014

Maloney said today that NHL approval on Barroway's addition to IceArizona ownership group still a few weeks away.

Oct 29, 2014

My #Coyotes chat is starting in 30 minutes. Send your questions here:

Oct 29, 2014

RT @azcsports: The #Coyotes continue to fall into holes they can't get out of. @azc_mclellan with the latest:

Oct 29, 2014

On defense, Michalek back with OEL. Summers with Murphy.

Oct 29, 2014

A few changes today. Top line back together, Klinkhammer-Hanzal-Erat, Gagner-Hodgman-Korpikoski-Chipchura/McMillan-Vitale-Crombeen.

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