Phoenix Coyotes Still Trying To Establish Fanbase

November 6th, 2010 by Mark Brown Leave a reply »
This was the kind of hockey game which would attract fans.

The Pittsburgh Penguins, with marquee attraction Sidney Crosby, was in town, the building nearly filled, and the usual array of hits displayed littered the ice. Plus, the Phoenix Coyotes energized their fans early, and jumped out to an 2-0 lead less than seven minutes into the contest, and but could not sustain that advantage. Eventually, a shoot out goal by the Penguins' Mark Letestu gave Pittsburgh a 4-3 win before 14,642 at Jobing.Com Arena.

If fans came out to the Penguins' celebrated players, they were not disappointed. Crobsy and Evgeni Malkin scored 3:02 apart in the second period to deadlock matters at 2-goals each. Later, Wojtek Wolski scored his first of the season at 15:36 of the second, but the Penguins' Chris Kuntz deadlocked matters at 3-3 with a power play goal with 34 second left in the middle session.

The presence of the Penguins, and a loud crowd, did not escape notice.

"Nice to see the building full again," Wolski said. "That's the kind of crowd we had last season. There's definitely a market for hockey here, and I hope to fans come ...

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