GLENDALE - Mikkel Boedker scored twice and the Phoenix Coyotes took a four-goal lead and went on to beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-2 on Tuesday night.
Many Tucsonans were saddened when a mountain lion was killed by a vehicle in Saguaro National Park last month - and they might be even more troubled to learn the magnitude of the roadkill slaughter.
ALBUQUERQUE — A shooting range and gun store is scheduled to hold a two-day contest to see who can kill the most coyotes in New Mexico.
At dusk and in the dark, there's much desert wildlife activity this time of year. Participants in an upcoming night walk at Feliz Paseos Park might come across a mule deer, javelinas or even a scorpion. Scorpions show up well under a black light, which will be available.
Call them critters of the night. They are the animals that roam the Sonoran Desert in the hours of darkness - and state wildlife officers will lead a free nature walk Friday evening in search of some of them.
Kings center Anze Kopitar (11) gets the puck past Coyotes goalie Mike Smith, tying the game at 1 early in the second period.
LOS ANGELES - At both blue lines, a wall seemed to be set up.
Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith celebrated a lot during the playoffs as he did here in an overtime win against Nashville in Game 1.
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick stops another St. Louis shot in the playoffs and "is second to none this year," Coyotes GM Don Maloney says.
The list of accomplishments keeps growing.
GLENDALE - The Phoenix Coyotes' unexpected postseason success can be attributed to a lot of factors, beginning with the play of goalie Mike Smith.
Somewhere in the middle of these celebrating Phoenix Coyotes is Ray Whitney, who scored the winning goal against Nashville in overtime.
Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith turns away a shot by Nashville's Brandon Yip (18) during the second period of Game 1. Smith made 39 saves in Phoenix's victory.
GLENDALE - Ray Whitney scored 14:04 into overtime and the Phoenix Coyotes survived another late goal in regulation to open the Western Conference semifinals with a 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Friday night.
GLENDALE - One team has a goalie who plays the crease like a spider in a web, multiple players who can score and a hard-hitting, defense-first mentality.
Somewhere in the middle of that scrum is Coyotes goalie Mike Smith, who faced, and stopped, 39 Chicago shots in a 4-0 Game 6 victory Monday night. The series win is the first for the franchise since it was playing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as the Jets in 1987.
CHICAGO - Mike Smith refused to budge. And now, thanks to his first career postseason shutout, the Phoenix Coyotes are finally moving on to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
CHICAGO - With the Coyotes still holding a 3-2 series lead over the Chicago Blackhawks in their Western Conference quarterfinal series, it'd be premature to hail Game 5's collapse as the turning point.