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Coyotes forward Shane Doan becomes 54th NHLer to appear in 1,300 games

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Shane Doan became the 54th NHLer to play in 1,300 career games, and just the 10th to accomplish the feat with just one team (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Shane Doan is the Coyotes’ last remaining link to their years as the Winnipeg Jets. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

By Nick Stoico

Despite losing 2-1 to the Bruins in Boston on Thursday night, it was still a special game for the Phoenix Coyotes.

Team captain Shane Doan played in his 1,300th career game and became only the 10th player in NHL history to accomplish the feat with the same franchise.

Doan was the seventh overall draft pick in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft, when the team was based in Winnipeg. His first season with the Jets turned out to be the last for the franchise in Canada before it was moved to Arizona and renamed in 1996.

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  • Published On Mar 14, 2014
  • Top Line: Varlamov charges dropped; Ovechkin scores No. 400; more links

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    (Karl Gehring/Denver Post via Getty Images)

    Varlamov was charged for allegedly attacking his girlfriend, Evgeniya Vivranyuk. (Karl Gehring/Denver Post via Getty Images)

    By Allan Muir

    An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:

    • Prosecutors in Denver dropped assault charges against Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov on Friday, saying they believed the story of Evgeniya Vivranyuk, but didn’t believe they had enough evidence to secure a conviction.

    • Adrian Dater says Varlamov never seemed to let the charges affect him, but “it helps to know you’re innocent.” We should get some reaction from Varlamov himself later today.

    • It won’t go down as one of the prettiest or most dramatic goals of his career, but the empty netter that sealed Washington’s 4-2 win over Carolina was still a big one for Alex Ovechkin. That last-minute tally counted as his 400th in the NHL, a milestone just five players have reached faster. Amazing.

    • Brooks Orpik says mistakes he’s made in the past helped him forgive Shawn Thornton in the wake of being assaulted by the Boston enforcer.

    • Chris Johnston offers a couple of compelling takes on why the West is so much better than the East this season.

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  • Published On Dec 21, 2013