The Phoenix Coyotes year-long slogan “Hockey the Hard Way” has been put in play again after the ‘Yotes fell to the Los Angeles Kings 4-2 in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale on Sunday night.
It’s the calm before the storm for the Phoenix Coyotes. After dispatching the Nashville Predators in the Western Conference Semi-Finals in five games, their next task is attempting to slow down the Los Angeles Kings who have rolled through the first two playoff series losing only once.
Every step forward, every goal achieved, every critic silenced has become the norm for the Phoenix Coyotes as they’ve methodically marched their way into the Stanley Cup Western Conference Finals and a matchup with the 8th seeded Los Angeles Kings starting this weekend in Glendale.
The Phoenix Coyotes don’t care about distractions, ownership issues, or any other obstacle standing between them and the Stanley Cup.
An hour before the Coyotes took the ice for their biggest game in franchise history, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman stood in front of a room filled with local and national reporters and said negotiations are getting closer to keep the Coyotes in Glendale, but nothing is official.
The Phoenix Coyotes have no control over what happens off the ice, but they’re definitely controlling everything on it after Sunday’s convincing 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 2 of the Western Conference semi-finals.
After logging long hours traveling around the country, meeting with prospects, and studying a seemingly endless amount film, the Arizona Cardinals coaches and scouts can breath easier with the 2012 draft now in the rearview mirror.
What would playoff hockey be for the Phoenix Coyotes without another overtime game, right? For the sixth time in seven games, the ‘Yotes found themselves surviving sudden death, beating the Nashville Predators 4-3 in Game 1 of their Western Conference Semifinals at Jobing.com Arena.
It’s hard to believe it’s been eight years since Pat Tillman was killed in Afghanistan defending this great country.
Arizona State football is looking to turn-back-the-clock, but they need some help.