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COYOTES SET FRANCHISE RECORD FOR CONSECUTIVE HOME VICTORIES

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Phoenix Coyotes defeated the Vancouver Canucks at Jobing.com Arena tonight 3-2 in a shootout to win their 10th consecutive home game. With 10 straight home wins, the Coyotes have set a new franchise record for longest home winning streak.

The previous record for longest home winning streak in Coyotes/Winnipeg Jets franchise history was nine games, accomplished during the 1992-93 season by the Winnipeg Jets (the franchise relocated to Phoenix prior to the 1996-97 season.). The Jets won nine consecutive home games from Dec. 27, 1992 to Jan. 23, 1993.

The current 10-game home winning streak began with a 3-1 home victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Nov. 21. With tonight’s win, the Coyotes moved to 16-5-0 through 21 home games this season at Jobing.com Arena.

Coyotes’ players will not skate but will be available to the media at Jobing.com Arena tomorrow (Wednesday) at 11:30 a.m. On Thursday, they will host the San Jose Sharks at 5 p.m. at Jobing.com Arena for a special New Year’s Eve matchup with their Pacific Division rival.

Westgate City Center will be holding its 4th Annual Westgate Rocks New Year’s Eve celebration that night from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fans can enjoy the Coyotes-Sharks game before heading outside to attend the Westgate Rocks New Year’s Eve celebration presented by Miller Lite, which features live musical performances from Rock Lobster and Valley-favorite Metalhead. A New Year’s Eve ticket package, which includes an upper-level game ticket and admission to the Westgate event, is available for just $30.

For more information, visit www.phoenixcoyotes.com or call 480-563-PUCK (7825).
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