ST. LOUIS - Brian Elliott gave the St. Louis Blues another shootout shutdown. Coach Ken Hitchcock said it never should have gone that far, criticizing officials for missing a boarding call that led to the tying goal.
Phoenix goalie Mike Smith makes a save during the second period of the Coyotes' 2-1 win over visiting Dallas.
GLENDALE - Rob Klinkhammer netted his first NHL goal in his Coyotes debut, and Shane Doan also scored as Phoenix beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Saturday night.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Kyle Chipchura scored twice and Mike Smith made 29 saves to lead the Phoenix Coyotes to a 4-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.
The Coyotes' Radim Vrbata pushes the winning shot past Sharks' goalie Antti Niemi during a shootout in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday.
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Mike Smith figured he would be tested by the big and physical San Jose Sharks. It was a challenge the Phoenix Coyotes goalie willingly accepted and mastered.
Chicago's Patrick Kane (88) celebrates with Jonathan Toews after scoring against Phoenix goalie Mike Smith.
GLENDALE - Patrick Kane had another big night and the Chicago Blackhawks won again.
Jamie Benn keeps his team alive with a shootout goal past Phoenix's Mike Smith. The Coyotes dropped to 2-4-2.
DALLAS - A combination of youthful enthusiasm and veteran composure under pressure turned out to be a winning recipe for the Dallas Stars.
Colorado's Ryan Wilson takes control of the puck after the Kings' Mike Richards slides across the ice. The Avalanche handed the defending Stanley Cup champions their second loss.
DENVER - Gabriel Landeskog and David Jones scored 1:35 apart in the final period to help Colorado rally for a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night in the Avalanche's home opener.
Hall of Fame inductee Mike Modano drops the puck during a ceremonial face-off prior to the start of the Stars' season opener against the Coyotes. Modano helped Dallas win the 1999 Stanley Cup title.
DALLAS - Jaromir Jagr scored two goals and assisted on the game-winner in his Dallas debut, and the Stars opened the shortened season with a 4-3 victory against Phoenix.
NEWARK, N.J. - A little less than two years after battling for the services of high-scoring free agent forward Ilya Kovalchuk, the New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings are going after a bigger prize - the Stanley Cup.
Phoenix goalie Mike Smith can't stop a rebound goal by Dustin Penner in overtime as Kings teammate Mike Richards, right, celebrates.
GLENDALE - From the beginning of the season, they felt the odds stacked against them.
NEWARK, N.J. - In his latest playoff gem, Henrik Lundqvist had little time to do more than stop every breakaway or 2-on-1 attempt New Jersey shot his way. When he took a moment to breathe, Lundqvist had all the confidence his New York Rangers would bail him out with a goal or two.
Jeff Carter beats Coyotes goalie Mike Smith for his second of three goals. "There's no need to hit the panic button," Smith says. "But we need to play better."
GLENDALE - As soon as Coyotes captain Shane Doan left the ice in the second period, his team's discipline - and possibly the series - left with him.