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Friday, 20 April 2012

Desert Dogs-a-Howlin - April

This updated covers the Coyotes regular season games in April, the next update will have their round one series against the Chicago Blackhawks.

v ColumbusApril sees the end of the regular season and with 3 games left nothing was sorted in the Pacific division. The matchup against the Blue Jackets would see Mike Smith set a record and secure a shutout. With the team in front misfiring a little Smitty turned aside all 54 saves for his shutout. Boyd Gordona and Gilbert Brule scored for Phoenix to secure the win and keep the Coyotes in seventh place and within the post season places.

@ St Louis
The Coyotes would finish their regular season on the road, starting with a tough game away to the St Louis Blues. With their playoff berth secured the matter for the Coyotes now is, where would they finish and who would they face in the first round of the playoffs. Vrbata and Doan scored just 2 minutes apart to break a tied game and a further market from Boedker ensure the Coyotes left the Scottrade Centre with a great 4-1 victory over the Blues. The win also went a long way in securing the Coyotes first ever division title!

@ Minnesota

Win the size of the prize the Coyotes went all out to get in, and they did in some style! The Coyotes made the best start with goals from Boedker and Pyatt giving them the lead. Dany Heatley pulled one back but another one from Pyatt and Vrbata's 35th of the season ensured the Coyotes win, by a score of 4-1. A great win to secure the Pacific Division title and a deserved win for Phoenix too dominating the game from start to end. With the win the Coyotes not only take the title but also home advantage in the first round of the playoff's.

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