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Phoenix Coyotes: Then & Now

Posted on: April 15, 2010 1:17 am
Edited on: April 15, 2010 1:20 am
By Erin Brown

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 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

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