GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The Phoenix Coyotes are back home, at least its home for now, looking to climb back from a two-game deficit in their first-round playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings.
Speculation of the Coyotes' imminent departure from Arizona are nothing new to the players, who have been dealing with the issue for more than two years now while the NHL has tried to find an owner who would keep the team in the desert, where the temperature approached triple digits over the weekend.
Not exactly hockey weather, but fewer than a thousand tickets remained for Monday night's Game 3 of the best-of-seven series.
The Coyotes brushed aside the issue of their future beyond this series. Instead, they're focused on trying to slow the Red Wings.