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Coyotes to Host Nashville in Second Round of 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Monday, April 23, 2012

GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- The Phoenix Coyotes won their first postseason series in 25 years tonight, defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 in Game 6 at United Center in Chicago, Ill. to win the Western Conference Quarter-Final 4-2. The Coyotes will face-off against the Nashville Predators in the second round of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Schedule to be determined by the National Hockey League at a later date.

The Coyotes snapped the longest gap between postseason series wins (25 years) by a team in NHL history with tonight’s victory; last series win came during the 1987 Stanley Cup Playoffs when the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Calgary Flames 4-2.

Phoenix has qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs in three or more consecutive seasons for the first time since the team clinched a playoff berth in its first four seasons in the Valley (1996-97 to 1999-00). The Coyotes won at least 40 games for the third consecutive season, marking the first time in franchise history that the team has recorded three consecutive seasons with 40-plus wins (franchise record 52 wins in 2009-10). The club has produced the three best seasons in franchise history over the past three years (2009-10 to 2011-12).

The WhiteOut is back for the Western Conference Semi-Final. Fans are encouraged to wear white to show your support of the Pacific Division Champions. Individual game tickets for the Coyotes home games during the second round of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs are on sale now. Fans can purchase individual game tickets starting at just $54. For more information on Coyotes playoff tickets, please call 480-563-PUCK or visit PhoenixCoyotes.com.

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