Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Senators Headed For Seven, Coyotes Move On, TV Ratings, Interference and More

Good morning Hockey fans!

With the Phoenix Coyotes' 4-0 win last night over the Chicago Blackhawks, the beleaguered team from the desert has formally cemented their place in the second round. In fact, it's the Coyotes first series win since moving to Arizona.

Looking at the setup out West, you have to think that Gary Bettman is relatively pleased. Not only do the four remaining teams — the Coyotes, Predators, Kings and Blues — give a significant boost to the game's exposure in the South, but Phoenix and Los Angeles also represent two of the top television markets in the USA.

On the heel of already strong ratings, I bet the commissioner is hoping that bigger markets like Boston, Miami and New York pull through in the East.

But, of course, I am sure he is really just a fan of all of the teams.

Hockey News

ESPN - Goaltending rules the day out West

ESPN - Things to know from Monday's games

La Presse - Journée triste et grise sur Ottawa

SB Nation - NHL Playoff TV Ratings: Capitals Vs. Bruins Game 6 Tops Winter Classic As Most-Watched This Season


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