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PHOENIX COYOTES ANNOUNCE 2010-11 SCHEDULE

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- Phoenix Coyotes President and Chief Operating Officer Douglas Moss announced today the Coyotes’ schedule for the 2010-11 National Hockey League season. The Coyotes will play a total of 82 regular season games (41 home, 41 away), two of which will be played in Prague, Czech Republic, as well as seven preseason games (two home, five away) and one exhibition game against the Kontinental Hockey League’s (KHL) Dinamo Riga in Latvia in 2010-11.

The Coyotes will open the regular season by playing two games against the Boston Bruins at O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic, on Saturday, Oct. 9 and Sunday, Oct. 10 as part of the 2010 Compuware NHL Premiere. Phoenix will be designated as the road team for the Oct. 9 game and as the home team on Oct. 10.

Following the games in the Czech Republic, the Coyotes will return to Glendale to host the Detroit Red Wings at Jobing.com Arena on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. for the Home Opener. The month of October is also highlighted by visits from the Los Angeles Kings (Oct. 21) and the Carolina Hurricanes (Oct. 23), as well as a trip to Montreal (Oct. 25) and Ottawa (Oct. 26). October will end with a visit from last season’s NHL co-leader in goals, Steven Stamkos, and the Tampa Bay Lightning on Oct. 30.

In addition to Stamkos, some of the NHL’s biggest stars will visit Jobing.com Arena this season, including Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby (Nov. 6), Washington’s Alex Ovechkin (Feb. 14) and Buffalo’s Ryan Miller (Jan. 8). Meanwhile, the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks will come to town to face the Coyotes on Saturday, Feb. 12 and Sunday, Mar. 20.

Like last season, all Saturday home games will start at 6 p.m. while the start time for all weekday home games will be 7 p.m., with the exception of a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day matinee versus San Jose on Monday, Jan. 17 (2 p.m.). The team’s one Sunday home game, Mar. 20 versus Chicago, will start at 5 p.m. The Coyotes will break for the 2011 All-Star Game, which will be played Sunday, Jan. 30 in Carolina, from Jan. 27-31.

SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN - VIEW THE SCHEDULE

Once again, the NHL’s scheduling format will see the Coyotes play six games (three home, three away) against each of their four Pacific Division rivals (Anaheim, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Jose) for a total of 24 games. They will face the 10 remaining Western Conference teams four times each (two home, two away) for a total of 40 contests. In addition, they will face each of the 15 Eastern Conference clubs at least once, with the three remaining “at large” games to be played against teams from the East. The three Eastern Conference clubs the Coyotes will play twice in “home-and-home” series are the Boston Bruins (both games in Prague), Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Coyotes’ longest homestand in 2010-11 is six games (Mar. 20 to Apr. 1) and will see the Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Blues, Columbus Blue Jackets, San Jose Sharks, Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche visit Jobing.com Arena. Phoenix’s longest road trip of the season is also six games and will take place from Dec. 15 to Dec. 26 and will take them to play the New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Penguins, San Jose Sharks and Dallas Stars. The Coyotes will close the regular season by playing seven of their final nine games at Jobing.com Arena, where last season they set a club record by going 29-10-2 on home ice.

Of the Coyotes’ 40 home games at Jobing.com Arena this season, 15 contests will be played on Saturdays and nine games will be played on Tuesdays. They will also host six Thursday games, three Monday games, three Friday games, three Wednesday games and one Sunday game at Jobing.com Arena.

The Coyotes will play 16 sets of back-to-back games this season, three of which include back-to-back home contests (Nov. 12-13; Dec. 28-29; Jan. 17-18).

The Coyotes’ eight-game preseason schedule begins Tues, Sept. 21 at Anaheim and includes split squad games against Los Angeles on Thursday, Sept. 23 and against San Jose on Saturday, Sept. 25. Following preseason games at Calgary (Sept. 28) and at Edmonton (Sept. 29), the Coyotes will travel to Riga, Latvia for a historic exhibition game against the KHL’s Dinamo Riga club.

COYOTES FULL SEASON TICKETS START AS LOW AS $10 PER SEAT

To guarantee the best seats for the Coyotes hockey season, fans are encouraged to get their season tickets today. Phoenix Coyotes full season ticket packages for the 2010-11 season are available starting at just $10 per seat for each home game and feature key benefits such as an exclusive invitation to a “Meet the Team” event, a Coyotes Den discount and many other benefits. In addition, anyone who purchases prior to Friday, July 9, will be invited to a team kick-off event. The Coyotes Group Sales Department is also taking $100 deposits on future group sales to provide priority to our best seats for the coming season. Call 480-563-PUCK (7825) or visit www.PhoenixCoyotes.com for more details.

HOME DATES TO REMEMBER
  • October 16 – Home opener at Jobing.com Arena versus the Detroit Red Wings.
  • October 30 – The Tampa Bay Lightning, led by 51-goal scorer Steven Stamkos, visit Jobing.com Arena.
  • November 6 – Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins come to Jobing.com Arena
  • November 23 – The Edmonton Oilers, owners of the top pick in the 2010 Entry Draft, make their first of two stops in Phoenix.
  • December 11 – The Coyotes host the Dallas Stars before embarking on a season-long six-game road trip (Dec. 15-26).
  • January 8 – The Buffalo Sabres, led by goaltender Ryan Miller, visit the Coyotes.
  • January 13 – The Toronto Maple Leafs, an Original Six franchise, come to Glendale.
  • February 12 – The Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks make their first of two visits to Jobing.com Arena this season.
  • February 14 – Perennial Hart Trophy candidate Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals come to Glendale for just the third time in Ovechkin’s career.
  • March 5 – Phoenix hosts the Detroit Red Wings for the second and final time of the regular season.
  • March 20 – The Coyotes begin a season-long six-game homestand by hosting the Chicago Blackhawks at 5 p.m. in their only Sunday home game of the season.April 8 – The San Jose Sharks come to town for the regular season home finale.
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