For the past decade, Phoenix Coyotes fans had a better chance of seeing a blizzard pass through the Arizona desert than a playoff victory at home.
The Coyotes changed that Wednesday night, defeating the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals.
The win was Phoenix's first at home since April 19, 2000. We look back at the Coyotes of yesteryear and how they compare to today's victorious desert dogs.
|Phoenix Coyotes: Now & Then|
|April 19, 2000||April 14, 2010|
|Result||3-2 win over Colorado Avalanche
||3-2 win over Detroit Red Wings
|Owner||Steve Ellman & Wayne Gretzky||National Hockey League|
|Arena||America West Arena||Jobing.com Arena|
|Coach||Bobby Francis||Dave Tippett|
|Captain||Keith Tkachuk||Shane Doan|
|No. 1 Goaltender||Sean Burke||Ilya Bryzgalov|
|Jeremy Roenick?||Leading Coyotes in goals (34), points (78)||Retired, eating popcorn in the stands|