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Coyotes beat Stars, but it does not matte

Coyotes beat Stars, but it does not matter GLENDALE, Ariz. -- What was supposed to be a game for the final playoff berth in the NHL ended up being a meaningless exhibition between two teams looking toward the future. For the Phoenix Coyotes, that means retooling a roster that missed the playoffs for a second straight season. For the Dallas Stars, the plans are more immediate: a first-round playoff series with the Anaheim Ducks after a six-year postseason absence.

Preview: Stars at Coyotes

The Phoenix Coyotes attempt to end a disappointing season on a high note when they host the Dallas Stars on Sunday. Phoenix failed to qualify for the playoffs for the second straight season after reaching the Western Conference final in 2011-12, thanks in part to a winless streak that reached seven games (0-4-3) on Saturday. Mike Ribeiro and captain Shane Doan scored, but the Coyotes dropped a 3-2 decision to San Jose to remain winless at home since March 20 (0-3-2).

Preview: Sharks at Coyotes

The San Jose Sharks conclude their regular season when they visit the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday in a tuneup for the postseason. San Jose, which will face Los Angeles in the first round of the playoffs, prevented Colorado from clinching the Central Division by posting a 5-1 triumph on Friday. Martin Havlat recorded a natural hat trick in a 9:38 span in the third period and Patrick Marleau added a goal and an assist as the Sharks snapped their two-game slide.

Preview: Oilers at Coyotes

The Phoenix Coyotes came up small in one of their biggest games of the season and now face an uphill battle to make the playoffs as they prepare to host the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night. Phoenix has scored only two goals during a three-game winless drought (0-2-1), including a 4-0 shutout at Los Angeles on Wednesday night in which it mustered a season-low 17 shots. The Coyotes remain tied with the Dallas Stars for the final wild-card slot in the Western Conference.

Preview: Jets at Coyotes

The Phoenix Coyotes attempt to maintain their hold on a postseason berth when they host the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday. Phoenix resides in the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference, one point ahead of Dallas - which has one game in hand. The Coyotes had their three-game point streak halted Saturday as they dropped a 3-1 home decision to Minnesota and sit five points behind the Wild.

Preview: Jets at Coyotes

The Phoenix Coyotes attempt to maintain their hold on a postseason berth when they host the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday. Phoenix resides in the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference, one point ahead of Dallas - which has one game in hand. The Coyotes had their three-game point streak halted Saturday as they dropped a 3-1 home decision to Minnesota and sit five points behind the Wild.

Wild score three times in third period to defeat Coyotes

Wild score three times in third period to defeat Coyotes GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Left winger Dany Heatley was in street clothes as a healthy scratch, the penalty-killing unit was in shambles and the Minnesota Wild were sinking fast in the Western Conference standings when they arrived in Phoenix to play a Coyotes team coming off a five-point, three-game road trip back east.

Preview: Wild at Coyotes

A showdown for the top wild-card slot in the Western Conference is on tap when the Phoenix Coyotes host the slumping Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Phoenix is 5-1-1 in its last seven games - with all five victories coming by one goal - to close within one point of the Wild with eight games remaining in the season. "Our game, playing well, will get us one of those spots," coach Dave Tippett said. "If we play the way we can and the way we hope to; we just want to get ourselves in the playoffs."

Greiss strong as Coyotes edge Devils in shootout

Greiss strong as Coyotes edge Devils in shootout NEWARK, N.J. -- When the Phoenix Coyotes lost starting goaltender Mike Smith to injury Monday, there was a chance they lost their hopes of capturing a playoff spot in the Western Conference as well. That has not been the case thanks to backup goalie Thomas Greiss.

Preview: Coyotes at Rangers

The New York Rangers look to continue their ascent in the Eastern Conference when they host the Phoenix Coyotes on Monday. Henrik Lundqvist registered his franchise-best 50th shutout on Saturday as the Rangers recorded their third consecutive victory with a 2-0 triumph over New Jersey. Third-place New York remained one point behind surging Philadelphia in the Metropolitan Division, with the Flyers visiting Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.
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