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Video: Halpern scores late, Coyotes take over 8th in Western Conference

Mar 18, 2014, 1:49 AM EST

It was close, and warranted a review, but Jeff Halpern‘s goal eventually stood as the game winner for a Phoenix Coyotes team battling for a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Halpern scored with 3:05 remaining in the third of Monday’s game against the L.A. Kings, giving Phoenix a 4-3 win over their Pacific Division rival. The play had to be reviewed, but the call on the ice was overturned. That completed a third-period comeback for Phoenix. The Coyotes trailed by a goal going into the third period. For other teams this season, that’s mean a loss when up against the Kings.

This tweet from Sarah McLellan of azcentral sports heading into the third period sums up just how good the Kings have been with the lead heading into the final 20 minutes.

The win and two points are huge for the Coyotes. They jump ahead of the Dallas Stars for the final Wild Card spot in the West. The lead is only two points and Dallas has two games in hand.

But the Halpern winner provided serious drama in the final minutes.

  1. blomfeld - Mar 18, 2014 at 2:08 AM

    SADNESS …

    We lose yet again friends and things won’t be getting any easier for us anytime soon, that’s for sure. So perhaps it just wasn’t meant to be this year eh ? Regardless, I Blomfeld will ‘forever’ remain a King’s fan and nothing can ever take away from the beautiful memories of two years ago. Take care …

    • nightfireop - Mar 18, 2014 at 2:36 AM

      blomfield, just shut up…please.

    • machosasquatcho - Mar 18, 2014 at 12:27 PM

      Blomfeld, what was it like growing up inbred?

  2. danglesnipecelly88 - Mar 18, 2014 at 3:06 AM

    The Hebrew Hammer with the game winner. Halpern way to represent!

    • frankiesweep - Mar 18, 2014 at 10:35 AM

      Jewz rule!

  3. toesml - Mar 18, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    blom you have no friends and your babble is never amusing! I’m thinking there’s dissension in the ranks over there with kings and the queen of a captain. hopefully they won’t figure it out and get a leader for the rest of the team of studs.

  4. jeffr85392 - Mar 18, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    blomfeld, another storied chapter in the Battle of I-10. The best team won, but not easily. The Kings have my disdain, and my respect. Do not be deterred by those with no appreciation of your observations, my friend.

  5. aldog83 - Mar 18, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    Kings are to streaky.

    8 game winning streaks can win you a couple of rounds in the playoffs.

    3 game losing streaks almost assure you’ll be golfing.

    Gotta be more consistent and play with more urgency at home.

    I understand they have been out shooting teams last 3 games (all losses)

    But when the majority of your shots are from the perimeter and from 3rd 4th liners and defensemen……

    Its not as important…..

    Case in point 3 straight 1 goal losses.

    Less shots…..

    More goals please.

    Cmon Kings!!!

    GKG!

    • aldog83 - Mar 18, 2014 at 4:14 PM

      CRASH THE NET!!!!!!!!

    • machosasquatcho - Mar 18, 2014 at 10:36 PM

      Go away blomfeld.

      Spastic.

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