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Tillman Scholar Eager to Attend Military Night

The Coyotes are hosting Pat Tillman Military Appreciation Night on March 31

by Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes / Arizona Coyotes

GLENDALE -- Karen Gallagher is one of several Tillman Scholars who plan to attend Pat Tillman Military Appreciation Night at Gila River Arena on March 31 when the Coyotes take on the NHL-leading Washington Capitals.

"I'm so excited," said Gallagher, who was named a Tillman Scholar in May of 2016. "It's an opportunity for me to sit in the company of military members and other Tillman scholars, and I'm also excited to be there as the Coyotes recognize the military, and Pat Tillman, and the Tillman Scholar program. I'm thrilled they will educate the hockey community, and those not familiar with Pat's Run, about the Tillman Scholar program and what it represents. I can't wait to be a part of it."

Founded in 2004, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships - building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others. The scholars chosen show extraordinary academic and leadership potential, a true sense of vocation, and a deep commitment to create positive change through their work in the fields of medicine, law, business, education and the arts.

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Coyotes at Lightning Preview

Arizona is looking to snap a three-game losing streak on Tuesday at Tampa Bay

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

The Coyotes will try to end a three-game losing streak when they take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday. The puck drops at 4:30 p.m. Arizona time at Amalie Arena.

Arizona (26-37-9) began a five-game trip on Monday night at Nashville and lost 3-1.

Backup goalie Louis Domingue will play in place of Mike Smith, who made 28 saves in Monday's defeat. Domingue has won his past three starts and he stopped 107 of 113 shots in those games.

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Coyotes Recall Fischer, Assign Dauphin to AHL

Forward Christian Fischer is expected to play in Tuesday's game at Tampa Bay

by Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes / Arizona Coyotes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
 
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have recalled forward Christian Fischer and assigned forward Laurent Dauphin to the Tucson Roadrunners, the club's American Hockey League affiliate (AHL).

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'Yotes Notes: Fischer Scores Again in First Game Back

Rookie Christian Fischer has notched three goals in four NHL games

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

Rookie Christian Fischer arrived at Amalie Arena for his second stint in the NHL just a few hours before Tuesday's game between the Coyotes and the Tampa Bay Lightning. 

Less than five minutes into the matchup, he scored his third NHL goal on his third NHL shot - a first in Coyotes history. The goal gave Arizona a 1-0 lead en route to a 5-3 win.
 
"It's been a hectic day," said Fischer, who flew from San Antonio to Tampa after being recalled from the American Hockey League early Tuesday. "But walking out with two points here, and a great team effort and a good comeback win, (I) couldn't be happier."

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'Yotes Notes: Michalek Makes Season Debut

Defenseman Zbynek Michalek blocked three shots in his first game with Arizona this season

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

Defenseman Zbynek Michalek, who has played the second most games in Coyotes history, made his season debut with the team on Monday night.

Michalek, 34, skated 15:55, blocked three shots and delivered three hits for Arizona, which lost to Nashville, 3-1, at Bridgestone Arena.

Michalek did not make the Coyotes roster out of training camp this season and, until Sunday, had been playing in the American Hockey League. Arizona recalled him from the AHL to provide depth on the blue line as it plays out the season.

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Coyotes at Predators Preview

Arizona is starting a five-game trip at Nashville on Monday

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

The Coyotes will begin a five-game road trip with a match against the Nashville Predators on Monday night. The puck drops at 5 p.m. Arizona time at Bridgestone Arena.

"It's important," defenseman Alex Goligoski said of the trip. "We might not be in a playoff run, but the end of the season matters going forward here. As an organization, we want to set the tone and have kind of a standard to live up to."

Goligoski has notched 21 points (five goals, 16 assists) in 28 career games vs. Nashville. That's his highest point total vs. any NHL team.

Arizona (26-36-9) has defeated the Predators twice already this season and outscored them, 7-3, in those games. However, both of those games were played in Glendale, and the Coyotes have lost five consecutive games at Nashville. 

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Coyotes Recall Michalek, Dauphin from AHL

Zbynek Michalek and Laurent Dauphin will accompany team on five-game trip

by Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes / Arizona Coyotes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Sunday, March 19, 2017
 
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have recalled defenseman Zbynek Michalek and forward Laurent Dauphin from the Tucson Roadrunners, the club's American Hockey League affiliate (AHL). Dauphin is an emergency recall.

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Duclair Gets Proposal from 4-Year-Old Fan

Little Gracie Hernandez popped the question in a letter to her favorite Coyote

by Cristina Ledra @cledra / NHL.com Writer

Jenny and Rafael Hernandez took their two little daughters to Coyotes practice Thursday and came back with forward Anthony Duclair as a son-in-law.

Well, sort of.

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Coyotes vs. Blues Preview

Arizona has earned at least one point in five straight games

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

GLENDALE -- With less than a month left in the season, the Coyotes and St. Louis Blues will finally begin their three-game season series on Saturday night. The puck drops at 6 p.m. Arizona time at Gila River Arena.

Arizona (26-35-9) will play St. Louis three times over the next 12 days.

"We want to finish this homestand off strong," said forward Josh Jooris, who notched two assists in Thursday's game vs. Detroit. "We play St. Louis three times in the next couple weeks so hopefully we send a message that we're not going to go down easy ... They're going to come into our building playing well and we've got to match their intensity. It's going to be a good battle."

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'Yotes Notes: DeAngelo's Ejection Set Wrong Tone

Rookie Anthony DeAngelo was booted from Saturday's game for boarding early in the first period

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

GLENDALE -- The Coyotes played with just five defensemen for all but 1:56 of Saturday's game vs. St. Louis at Gila River Arena. That's because rookie Anthony DeAngelo was ejected from the game for boarding St. Louis rookie Zach Sanford early in the first period.

Thanks to DeAngelo's hit, Arizona was put on the penalty kill for five minutes and nearly killed it. Alex Pietrangelo scored for St. Louis with just three seconds left on the lengthy power play.

The Coyotes never recovered and lost 3-0.

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