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The 5 best Arizona Coyotes games of 2014

Let's look back at the five greatest performances from the previous year.

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The Coyotes of 2014 may not have had a ton of good stories, but there were several memorable games that fans should look back fondly on. Let's take a look at five of the best from 2014.

5. Phoenix blanks Los Angeles at home - January 28th, 2014

The Coyotes were engaged early on in this one, and received two goals from Oliver Ekman-Larsson in a 3-0 victory on home ice. Who doesn't like beating the Kings in Glendale?

4. Hat trick for Hanzal - November 14th, 2014

There haven't been a ton of reasons to smile this season. Martin Hanzal provided three reasons in a single game. The Czech recorded the natural hat trick in a 5-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.

3. Smother the Flames - January 7th, 2014

Everybody talks about the teams you have to beat. These are the teams that struggle all season, and the ones that middling playoff teams have to get two points out of to keep pace with the division leaders. Last season, Calgary was that team to beat, and boy, did the Coyotes ever do that. Six different Coyotes lit the lamp en route to a 6-0 drubbing of the Calgary Flames in Glendale.

2. Best in the East? Not a problem - February 1st, 2014

If you want to be the best, you have to beat the best. This game featured a rocking crowd in Glendale, some larceny by Mike Smith, and ultimately, a 3-1 Coyotes win. Three of the most dynamic offensive players on the ice that night in the form of Mike Ribeiro, Evgeni Malkin, and Radim Vrbata tallied goals, but the Coyotes earned the victory.

1. Comeback Kings - March 17th, 2014

It's nice to lead wire-to-wire. But in the NHL, that rarely happens. Blowing a 2-0 lead, then scoring two more in the third period to win in regulation is nerve-wracking and elating. It's everything that has been Coyotes hockey over the past few seasons. Jeff Halpern scored the game winner in the final five minutes of the third to give his team the 4-3 victory. And the fact that he did it in Los Angeles, who were 21-0 with the lead after two periods that year, makes it feel all the better.

So, is your favorite game here? Tell us which one you enjoyed the most in the comments!