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COYOTES ROOKIES FACE KINGS IN 2-GAME FINALE

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes

"PACIFIC DIVISION SHOOTOUT"
TO NOW FEATURE A DOUBLE-CHAMPIONSHIP GAME SERIES
BETWEEN THE KINGS AND PHOENIX COYOTES

Tonight's Kings-Phoenix Coyotes game as part of the "2006 Pacific Division Shootout" will now serve as the first game of a special two-game Championship series, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.

The Kings and Coyotes both won their first two games (Friday and Saturday) and were scheduled to face each other tonight at 7 p.m. in the third day of the four-day tournament at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo. A decision made by both teams today has turned tonight's contest into the first game of a two-game Championship series. The originally scheduled Championship Game, set for tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m., will now serve as the second game of the series, and if the teams split the two contests, the clubs will then face-off against each other Tuesday night in a 10-minute overtime period. If the 10-minute overtime period ends tied, the two clubs will compete in a Shootout to determine this year's Champion.

The Pacific Division Shootout continues today with the Anaheim Ducks-San Jose Sharks game at 4 p.m. prior to the first Kings-Coyotes game at 7 p.m. The Ducks (0-2-0) and Sharks (0-1-1) will face each other again tomorrow in the Consolation Game at 4 p.m. The Kings are scheduled to practice today from Noon - 12:45 p.m. and again tomorrow from 11 - 11:45 p.m. (practices are open to the public at no charge).

Tickets for the games cost $10 each (one ticket allows entry for both games that day) and are limited to four per person on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets can be purchased at the Toyota Sports Center box office, which is located on the second floor of the facility (555 North Nash Street).

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