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  1. Coyotes knew they’d be contenders — in February

    May 9, 2012, 2:03 PM EDT

    GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 27: Mikkel Boedker #89 of the Phoenix Coyotes celebrates with teammates Keith Yandle #3 and Shane Doan #19 after his goal against the Nashville Predators in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 27, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images)

    Stellar month gave the Coyotes belief they could play with anybody.

  2. Trotz laments Preds’ elimination: “This was a team that had all the depth”

    May 9, 2012, 11:04 AM EDT

    Barry Trotz

    Nashville head coach speaks about what could’ve been.

  3. Rinne on “unreal” Smith: “He was the difference in the series”

    May 8, 2012, 2:29 PM EDT

    Mike Smith

    Phoenix netminder stopped 150 of Nashville’s 159 shots.

  4. Western Conference finals at a glance: Phoenix-Los Angeles playoff preview

    May 8, 2012, 11:52 AM EDT

    Coyotes Kings

    The Kings and Coyotes will meet in the playoffs for the first time ever.

  5. Watch goalie Mike Smith try to score on an empty net

    May 8, 2012, 1:46 AM EDT

    GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 07: Mike Fisher #12 of the Nashville Predators by Boyd Gordon #15 of the Phoenix Coyotes as he skates in on goaltender Mike Smith #41 in the second period of Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on May 7, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    He made 32 saves to lead the Coyotes to the Western Conference Finals.

  6. And then there were six: So much for Nashville’s mid-season reload

    May 8, 2012, 12:53 AM EDT

    GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 07: (L-R) Ryan Suter #20 and Mike Fisher #12 of the Nashville Predators skate up a face off circle in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Phoenix Coyotes during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on May 7, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    Their acquisitions did not produce the desired results.

  7. Discuss: Coyotes close out Predators in five games

    May 8, 2012, 12:39 AM EDT

    suterdoangetty

    Phoenix advances to the Western Conference finals for the first time ever.

  8. Phoenix is totally indifferent to the Radulov and Kostitsyn suspensions

    May 2, 2012, 12:31 PM EDT

    Nashville Predators v Phoenix Coyotes - Game Two

    They really, really, really, really don’t care.

  9. Could Mike Smith be Canada’s next Olympic goalie?

    Apr 30, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 27: Mike Smith #41 of the Phoenix Coyotes makes his way to the ice for warm-ups prior to facing the Nashville Predators in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 27, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images)

    Based on current form…probably, yeah.

  10. Giroux, Smith lead early Conn Smythe candidates

    Apr 30, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

    Claude Giroux

    Quick, Lundqvist and McDonald haven’t been too shabby either.

  11. Discuss: Coyotes baffle Rinne, Predators to take 2-0 series lead

    Apr 29, 2012, 10:54 PM EDT

    perfectyotesgetty

    Who would have thought these two teams could be so explosive?

  12. Predators insert Colin Wilson into Game 2 lineup

    Apr 29, 2012, 8:15 PM EDT

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    Tim Thomas, Colin Wilson

    Another X-factor for Nashville?

  13. Poll: Who will win the 2012 Hart Trophy?

    Apr 27, 2012, 12:21 PM EDT

    Perry with Hart

    Corey Perry was the 2011 winner.

  14. Your New Jersey-Florida Game 7 officials are…

    Apr 26, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    Dan ORourke

    Dan O’Rourke and Chris Rooney will referee.

  15. Series at a glance: Phoenix-Nashville playoff preview

    Apr 25, 2012, 1:59 PM EDT

    Coyotes Predators

    This marks the first playoff meeting ever between the Predators and Coyotes.

  16. Poll: Who will win the 2012 Vezina Trophy?

    Apr 25, 2012, 11:40 AM EDT

    tim thomas vezina

    Trophy pictured here with the reigning winner, Boston’s Tim Thomas.

  17. Columnist: It’s time to explore trading Patrick Kane

    Apr 25, 2012, 11:12 AM EDT

    Patrick Kane

    There are worse ideas out there. Not many, but there are.

  18. PHT Morning Skate: Is this the playoffs of parity? One writer believes it is

    Apr 24, 2012, 8:32 AM EDT

    Phoenix Coyotes v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Six

    One respected hockey writer believes it is. That and more in the Morning Skate.

  19. And then there were 11: Another first-round exit for Blackhawks

    Apr 23, 2012, 11:49 PM EDT

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    hawkssandwichgetty

    A second consecutive early vacation for the 2010 champs.

  20. Video: The best of Mike Smith’s great Game 6 saves

    Apr 23, 2012, 11:20 PM EDT

    smithsprawlsgetty

    Let’s all agree he’s for real, OK?

  21. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: What We’ve Learned

    Apr 22, 2012, 11:35 PM EDT

    girouxpumpedupgetty

    More than just “we don’t know anything,” by the way.

  22. Discuss: Toews wins it for Blackhawks in OT, forces Game 6

    Apr 22, 2012, 1:02 AM EDT

    toewsfaceoff

    Gab about another tight Hawks-Yotes clash.

  23. Gretzky: Stars were rarely targeted back in the day

    Apr 19, 2012, 2:42 PM EDT

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    Is it time to get rid of the instigator penalty?

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