Player News - Coyotes

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Mike Smith made 32 saves to help the Coyotes earn a 4-3 overtime win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.

Smith has now won two straight, improving his dismal record to 13-37-5 with a .902 save percentage and 3.16 goals against average.
Mar 27 - 12:53 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson had a goal and an assist to help Arizona defeat Buffalo 4-3 in overtime in a battle between the league's bottom two teams.

Ekman-Larsson now has seven points in his past four games, making for 40 points so far this season on the lowly Coyotes.
Mar 27 - 12:50 AM

Andrew Campbell will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Buffalo Sabres.

The 27-year-old has just one assist and a minus-13 rating in 27 games this season. Lauri Korpikoski will miss the game because of an injury to his mouth.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 26 - 7:08 PM

Mike Smith will get the start vs. Buffalo on Thursday.

The 33-year-old has posted some rough numbers this season. He has a 12-37-5 with a 3.17 goals-against-average and a .902 save percentage.
Mar 26 - 5:40 PM

Lauri Korpikoski won't play Thursday after he received a high stick to his mouth area on Tuesday against Detroit.

He didn't take part in the morning skate and coach Dave Tippett said that Korpokoski has been eating through a straw.
Mar 26 - 2:14 PM

The Arizona Coyotes insist they aren't tanking to get a better draft position.

The Coyotes will play against the only team with a worse record than them in the NHL, Buffalo, on Thursday. "Nobody wants to be in the position our two teams are in, not one player," captain Shane Doan said. "You're embarrassed, and you have to be. Nobody ever wants to be considered the worst. Obviously, we're both teams being considered the two worst teams in the league. That's not a good feeling." Arizona has a five-point edge on Buffalo, so the Coyotes will almost certain avoid 30th place in the league if they win Thursday night.
Mar 26 - 9:02 AM

Mike Smith is projected to start against the Buffalo Sabres.

The Sabres have an anemic offense, so they're usually a friendly team for opposing goaltenders. Smith has a 3.17 GAA and .902 save percentage in 55 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 25 - 1:47 PM

Lauri Korpikoski recorded an assist in a 5-4 overtime win against Detroit Tuesday night.

Korpikoski has six goals and 21 points in 69 games in 2014-15. Although he managed to record 40 points in his third NHL campaign back in 2010-11, he hasn't developed into a player that's worth considering in standard leagues. That's not likely to change in the years ahead.
Mar 25 - 10:43 AM

Sam Gagner had an assist in a 5-4 overtime win on Tuesday.

Gagner has 12 goals and 35 points in 73 contests in 2014-15. That's even worse than he did last season, which itself was seen as a significant step backwards. That being said, Arizona's offense has been terrible overall this season and that's likely taken its toll on Gagner.
Mar 25 - 10:40 AM

David Moss scored twice in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over Red Wings.

Both goals came off of deflections giving the Coyotes a brief one-goal lead, and his second was on the power play for his first extra man tally of the season. Moss now has three goals and nine points this season.
Mar 25 - 2:30 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson picked up two assists during Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Red Wings.

Ekman-Larrson's big season continued as he also contributed four shots, three hits, a block, a takeaway in over 30 minutes of ice time. Which included over eight minutes spent on special teams. Ekman-Larsson now 18 assists and 38 points this season.
Mar 25 - 2:28 AM

Mark Arcobello recorded two goals, including the overtime winner, in Tuesday's 5-4 victory over the Red Wings.

It was a big night for Arcobello in just 13:55 of work, as he also contributed a hit while winning 56% of his faceoffs. Arcobello now has seven goals and 11 points in just 19 games with the Coyotes this season.
Mar 25 - 2:25 AM

Mike Smith made 33 saves in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime victory over the Red Wings.

It was an ugly game for both teams, but Smith could only cover up so many defensive mistakes. Then again, he wound up with the win, and that's all that matters at the end of the day. Smith's record now improves to 12-37-5 with a .902 save percentage and a 3.17 GAA.
Mar 25 - 2:22 AM

Brandon Gormley and Tye McGinn will be scratched against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.

Neither player offers much fantasy value, unfortunately. Gormley has produced just four points, 24 hits, and 31 blocks over 25 games this season. And McGinn has six points and 59 PIMs over 43 games with the Sharks and Coyotes.
Source: Paul Harris
Mar 24 - 7:12 PM

Mike Smith will get the start against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.

Smith comes in leading the league with 163 goals against, and an 11-37-5 record across 54 games this season. He also leads the league in losses and 11 Really Bad Starts, with just 25 Quality Starts to his credit. Smith has gone 2-3-2 with 18 goals against in eight career starts versus the Red Wings while with the Coyotes.
Mar 24 - 5:45 PM


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