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Coyotes Out for Revenge, First Series Win

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes
Detroit and Phoenix produced one of the most entertaining series of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and those two franchises will renew acquaintances in the opening round for a second straight spring. The Coyotes pushed the two-time defending Western Conference champions to a seventh game before the Red Wings humbled the Coyotes with a 6-1 win in Phoenix.

The Red Wings were back atop the Central Division in 2010-11 after not finishing first in their division for the first time in nine seasons a year ago. Detroit's Jimmy Howard spent the entire season as the undisputed No. 1 goaltender and Nicklas Lidstrom may have completed his seventh Norris Trophy-winning campaign.

The Coyotes used a similar formula from a season ago -- lots of hard work, scoring by committe and great goaltending from Ilya Bryzgalov. Keith Yandle has been a breakout star on the blue line. Expect plenty of white shirts at Arena...

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