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Shane Doan is continuing to improve in his recovery from Rocky Mountain fever.

"That's encouraging for all of us," GM Don Maloney said. The illness kept him out for 12 games this season. Doan generated 23 goals and 47 points in 69 games in 2013-14.

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Shane Doan admitted that he struggled to get his season back on track after returning from Rocky Mountain fever.

"It's such a freak thing, and you'd never expect to go through something like that," Doan said. "Once you're back and playing, you're back and playing. You're wanting to contribute and help out more than I did, especially early on. When I came back, I wasn't very good. I think I'm getting better every day." Doan had 23 goals and 47 points in 69 games in 2013-14. He'll have plenty of time to rest up and return in peak condition for the 2014-15 campaign.

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The Phoenix Coyotes managed to complete their dismal regular season on a winning note, defeating the visiting Dallas Stars 2-1 Sunday night.

Captain Shane Doan scored one of the Phoenix goals. It was his 23rd of the season. David Moss, with his eighth of the season, scored the Coyotes' game winner late in the third period. With the win, the avoided going into a disappointingly early offseason with memories of an eight-game winless streak. "Nobody ever wants to be in this situation," Doan said before the game. "We've got to find a way to end this stupid streak we're on." They did.

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Phoenix captain Shane Doan scored his 22nd goal of the season in the Coyotes' 3-2 loss to the visiting San Jose Sharks Saturday night.

The Coyotes are 0-4-3 in the past seven games and will miss the postseason for a second straight year after reaching the Western Conference final in 2012. The Coyotes have scored nine goals in the seven games, scoring more than two goals once in that span. Mike Ribeiro also scored a goal for the Coyotes Saturday, his 16th of the season. The Coyotes finish out their season at home Sunday against the Dallas Stars.

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Shane Doan found the back of the net in a 4-3 overtime loss on Tuesday.

It was Doan's first marker since March 22. He now has 21 goals and 45 points in 66 games this season.

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Shane Doan had two assists in Phoenix's 3-2 win over Pittsburgh.

That gives Doan 20 goals and 43 points in 60 games this season. Not counting the shortened campaign, Doan has recorded at least 50 points in every season since 2001-02.

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Shane Doan is on a three-game point streak.

Doan had an assist in the Coyotes' 4-3 victory against Los Angeles. He has 19 goals and 40 points in 56 games this season.

Shane Doan RW PHO 6 Months

Shane Doan scored the 350th goal of his NHL career Saturday night and needs one more goal to score at least 20 in a season for the 12th time in his career.

But can he surpass Gordie Howe's record for most games in an NHL career? The legendary Howe holds the NHL record for games played with 1,767. If Doan, who is 37, plays in all 15 of the Coyotes' remaining games in this regular season, he would enter next season with 1,315 games played. In order to catch Howe's record, Doan would have to play approximately five and a half more 82-game seasons - and that's without missing a game. In other words, he would have to play until he was at least 43. Hey, it's possible.

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Shane Doan lit the lamp for the Coyotes in their 3-2 win over the Flames on Saturday night.

Doan, who had the winner on the power play in the third period, is one goal away from scoring at least 20 for the 12th time in his career. The veteran also has 39 points on the season. Chris Summers and Rob Klinkhammer picked up the other markers. Keith Yandle added two assists.

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The Coyotes are trying to focus on their own game, rather than worrying about the teams in front of them.

Phoenix is two points out of the final wild-card spot with 15 games remaining. "You can get overwhelmed by the big picture if you're thinking, 'Well, we gotta get to this number. We gotta get to that number,' " captain Shane Doan said. "You gotta keep it simple and acknowledge, hey, other teams are going to do their best to win and we gotta find a way to continue to get points in each game and find ways to push games along, as (coach Dave Tippett) always says, and find ways to get points.