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'Yotes Notes: Doan Notches Another 20-Goal Season

by Dave Vest / Arizona Coyotes

GLENDALE -- Shane Doan scored his 20th goal of the season vs. Boston on Saturday in a 4-2 loss to the Bruins. It marks the 12th time in his 18-year career that the Coyotes captain has scored 20 or more goals in a season.


Doan, 37, is just one of four players to score 20-plus goals in 12 or more seasons since 1999-00. The others are Jarome Iginla (13), Marian Hossa (13) and Vincent Lecavalier (12).

On Sunday, Doan and his teammates headed back to the Eastern time zone for the second time this month for three more road games. They will head back there yet again on April 7 for a road game at Columbus.

"I have absolutely no idea who makes the schedule or how it gets made, but it absolutely makes zero sense," Doan said after Saturday’s game. "…You play in New York (on Monday) then go play in Pittsburgh (on Tuesday) and then come back to New York (at New Jersey on Thursday) after we've already played the Islanders. We've already played Philly, and we were just there last week. It doesn't make any sense, but I don't know who does it. It's unbelievable."

Photo by Norm Hall.

Arizona native/Coyotes fan Lyndsey Fry dropped the ceremonial first puck at Saturday’s game at Arena and received a warm ovation from the standing room only crowd.

Playing for the USA’s women’s team, Fry won a silver medal at last month’s Winter Olympics in Russia.

NOTE: Click here to watch Fry drop the puck and be interviewed in-game by arena host Mathew Blades.

• Defenseman Derek Morris played in his 1,100th NHL game on Saturday.

Morris, who is one of seven active defensemen to have played in 1,100 games, has played 537 of those games for the Coyotes.

• Coaches in the Ontario Hockey League voted Coyotes prospect Tyler Gaudet the Western Conference’s Most Improved Player, Best Defensive Forward and Best Penalty Killer.

Meanwhile, Coyotes prospect Max Domi finished second in the Western Conference's Best Skater voting by the OHL coaches, and third in the voting for Best Playmaker and Best Stickhandler.

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