Coyotes trying for another big, late-season push

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The Phoenix Coyotes need to start their playoff push now or it could be too late.

Phoenix earned four points in three road games last week, which would have been considered a solid trip in just about any other season.

But with five teams ahead of them for the final Western Conference playoff spot and 13 games left in the lockout-shortened season, the Coyotes can't afford to let any points slip away.

Phoenix routed Nashville during its road trip, but blew late leads to lose a point in loses to Minnesota and San Jose.

Now, the Coyotes face what will likely be their biggest week of the season with three home games this week before closing the season with seven of 10 games on the road.

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