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Smith makes 34 saves, Coyotes defeat Flyers

Philadelphia's Giroux, Arizona's Doan injured in third period

by Jerry Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith missed three months of the season because of injury, but he's been making up for lost time since his return.

Smith made 34 saves and came within 40 seconds of a shutout in Arizona's 2-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers at Gila River Arena on Saturday.

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Situation Room

Coach's Challenge: PHI @ ARI - 19:59 of Second Period

Original call stands - good goal Arizona Coyotes

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Situation Room: PHI vs. ARI

Situation Room: Stone's goal stands after review

3/26/16: The Flyers challenge goaltender interference on Michael Stone's goal in the 2nd period, and after review, the goal stands

  • 05:28 •

At 19:59 of the second period in the Flyers/Coyotes game, Philadelphia requested a Coach's Challenge to review whether Max Domi interfered with Philadelphia goaltender Steve Mason before the puck entered the net.

After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Referee confirmed no goaltender interference infractions occurred before the puck crossed the goal line.

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Situation Room

Video Review: PHI @ ARI - 19:59 of the Second Period

Puck crossed Philadelphia goal line before time expired

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Situation Room: PHI vs. ARI

Situation Room: Stone's goal stands after review

3/26/16: The Flyers challenge goaltender interference on Michael Stone's goal in the 2nd period, and after review, the goal stands

  • 05:28 •

At 19:59 of the second period in the Flyers/Coyotes game, video review confirmed that the puck crossed the Philadelphia goal line before time expired. Good goal Arizona.

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injury

Coyotes captain Doan leaves game

Injured in third period on hit by Flyers' Gudas

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Doan leaves game with injury

PHI@ARI: Doan leaves after collision with Gudas

3/26/16: Shane Doan exits the game in the 3rd period after a collision with Radko Gudas

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Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan left the game Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers in the third period.

Doan appeared to be injured when he went into the boards after being hit by Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas. Doan staggered afterward, needed assistance to the bench, and went to the locker room shortly after leaving the ice with 13:53 to play.

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news

Ekman-Larsson gets NHL record with scoring change

Coyotes defenseman has most game-winning goals at position

by Jerry Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Oliver Ekman-Larsson of the Arizona Coyotes was awarded his eighth game-winning goal of the season in a scoring change by the NHL on Saturday, giving him the record for an NHL defenseman.

Ekman-Larsson was awarded the second goal in the 3-1 win against the Dallas Stars on Thursday that was originally credited to Martin Hanzal. It was Ekman-Larsson's 20th goal of the season.

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game preview

Flyers have chance to build wild card lead

Mason again in goal vs. Arizona as Philadelphia tries to pull ahead of Detroit

by Jerry Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

FLYERS (36-24-13) at COYOTES (33-34-7)

TV: 10 p.m. ET; CSN-PH, FS-A+, NHL.TV

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Steve Mason will be in goal for the Philadelphia Flyers against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Saturday as they try to build a lead in the race for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the Eastern Conference.

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