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'Yotes Notes: Doan OK After Collision in Warm-ups

Captain Shane Doan missed most of Monday's first period after crash with rookie Jakob Chychrun

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

GLENDALE -- Captain Shane Doan missed the first 14-plus minutes of Monday night's game vs. Colorado after colliding with rookie Jakob Chychrun during warm-ups at Gila River Arena. 

The Coyotes played with just 11 forwards until Doan joined them on the bench late in the first period. He took his first shift of the game with 5:54 left in the period and finished the game with 9:48 of ice time.

The violent crash briefly rattled Doan and team doctors opted to check him for a concussion just to be safe. 

Video: COL@ARI: Doan collides with Chychrun during warm-ups

"I got the wind knocked out of me, and that doesn't feel very good," Doan said after the game. "But that was about the extent of it. I was fine."

Chychrun, who was skating backward when he collided with Doan, didn't miss a shift and played 17:17.

"I didn't know it was him that hit me," Doan said. "I was looking back at (Oliver Ekman-Larsson) and got hit. I had no idea who it was that hit me … I haven't been hit that hard in a long, long time."

Video: Shane Doan discusses Coyotes' 1-0 win over Avs

• Goalie Mike Smith thanked his present and past teammates for helping him set a new franchise record for shutouts on Monday.

Smith has notched 22 shutouts with the Coyotes, one more than Ilya Bryzgalov and Nikolai Khabibulin, who shared the record before him.

"To get that many shutouts with one team is a pretty cool achievement," said Smith, who stopped 22 shots on Monday. "I've played with a lot of different teammates throughout my time in Arizona, a lot of special people that (I) will be friends with for a long time and (they) deserve a lot of credit with this, too. You can't get shutouts alone. Winning is most important and shutouts are the bonus, and they say more about how the team plays in front of you."

Smith has 33 shutouts over his NHL career.

"To be honest, it's bittersweet," Smith said. "You'd like to be in a playoff spot right now. These personal achievements don't mean much to me. Looking back on my career when I'm done, I'll probably cherish them a lot more than I do now. It's special but bittersweet when you're on the outside (of the playoff race) looking in."

Video: Mike Smith discusses Coyotes' 1-0 win over Avs

Head Coach Dave Tippett is not surprised Smith, who upped his career record vs. Colorado to 10-1-4, is starting to become the franchise's leader in goaltending categories.

"He's been kind of the backbone here for some time now, so it's fitting that he gets those accomplishments," Tippett said.

 • Rookie Brendan Perlini extended his goal-scoring streak to three games when he notched the game's lone goal at 3:49 of the second period.  

"It was a nice little chip up the wall by (Tobias) Rieder to get it started," Perlini said. "I can't remember if I was screaming for the puck or not. Usually I am."

Perlini has scored 13 goals in 43 games in his first NHL season, and his .30 goals/game ranks tied for third among rookies who have skated in at least 32 games.

"He keeps coming," Tippett said. "He shoots the puck a ton … He steps in and that's a wrist shot; that's a hard, hard wrist shot. He's a goal scorer and that's what he does. It's good to see him get rewarded."

Video: Dave Tippett discusses Coyotes' 1-0 win over Avs

Perlini's parents are visiting Arizona and attended all three games during his streak. Arizona's next game is Tuesday at Los Angeles, and Perlini was asked if he's considering asking his parents to attend that game, too, for luck.

"I don't know, we'll see," Perlini said with a smile. "It's nice to have them out here and always great to have your family around. "

• The Coyotes killed consecutive minor penalties - one for holding and one for slashing - called against rookie defenseman Anthony DeAngelo early in the first period.

DeAngelo finished the game with just 10:13 of ice time.

• Forward Max Domi led the team with five shots on goal, including a breakaway at 3:50 of the third period.

• Defenseman Luke Schenn led the team with six hits and co-led with three blocked shots.

• The Coyotes have led 1-0 in each of the past six games.  

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