Rick Tocchet is interested to see how it all plays out.

The Arizona Coyotes coach was looking at his team's final stretch of regular-season games, their chance to earn a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since the 2011-12 season.

"There's nothing worse than [12] games left, and you have nothing to play for, other than worrying about next year. Now these games are going to be keyed up," Tocchet said before the Coyotes lost 7-1 to the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center on Monday. "We're going to be in some tough situations coming up, and I'm really anxious to see how we deal with this stuff."

Considering how much the Coyotes have already dealt with this season, from the 340 man games lost due to injury to losing seven of eight games from Dec. 6-20 and a five-game losing streak from Jan. 23-Feb. 7, it won't be surprising if they find a way to get to the postseason.