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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Phoenix Coyotes
Radim Vrbata scored the lone shootout goal to lead the Phoenix Coyotes past the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Monday night.
The Phoenix Coyotes recalled forward Andy Miele from Portland of the American Hockey League on Sunday.
Troy Brouwer scored a power-play goal off a rebound to cap a rally from a two-goal deficit in the third period as the Capitals beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 on Saturday night.
A smattering of cheers and some hand-made signs greeted Evgeny Kuznetsov Sunday morning.
The Capitals received goals from Karl Alzner, Brooks Laich and Alex Ovechkin to pull out a win and move two points closer to the Rangers.
Evgeny Kuznetsov reportedly is en route to Washington and prepared to sign a contract with the Capitals.
The Capitals looked dormant through two and a half periods before exploding for three goals in the final 20 minutes to grab a 3-2 win over Phoenix.
With newly signed Evgeny Kuznetsov looking on, the Washington Capitals did their best to entertain their new teammate.
Former Capitals Marty Erat, Mike Ribeiro and Jeff Halpern will be playing their first game in Verizon Center as members of the Coyotes tonight at 7 p.m. on CSN.
"One day you play against them and the next thing you know you join them," Halak said of the not-so-merry-go-round. "I'm happy I'm here and hopefully, I can help them get into the playoffs."
With Mikhail Grabovski and Brooks Laich sidelined by injuries the Caps could use the help of top prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov.
The Phoenix Coyotes were on their heels after building a two-goal lead, spending most of the second period in their own zone.
After starting the season in Finland, Halpern has carved out a role for himself as the Phoenix Coyotes' fourth-line center and is eager to return home on Saturday when his team kicks off a four-game road trip against the Capitals.
Tim Dahlberg, Eddie Pells and Jimmy Golen's combined efforts earned them story of the year honors in the annual writing contest for AP staffers judged by Associated Press Sports Editors at their winter meeting.
George McPhee made a trade Wednesday that told Washington Capitals fans, "Hey, I'm not going anywhere."