Final OT

Series (Game 1 of 1)

New York leads 1-0

Game 1: Monday, December 29th

Rangers 3

(14-13-3, 36 pts)

Coyotes 2

(11-12-2, 35 pts)

9:00 PM ET, December 29, 2003 Arena, Glendale, Arizona

1 2 3 OT T
NYR 0 0 2 13
PHX 1 0 1 02

T. Poti (Rangers - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

S. Doan (Coyotes - RW): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

M. Messier (Rangers - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 2

NY Rangers (13-13-5-3) at Phoenix (11-12-11-1) 9:00 pm EST

GLENDALE, Arizona (Ticker) -- The Phoenix Coyotes try for their first victory at Glendale Arena on Monday when they continue a three-game homestand against the New York Rangers.

The Coyotes have moved to their new arena after spending seven years at American West Arena, which was built for basketball. Their new home holds 17,799, but was beyond capacity for the building's debut on Saturday.

Unfortunately, the extra fans did not help the outcome as Phoenix christened Glendale Arena with a 3-1 loss to the Nashville Predators.

Brian Savage scored the lone goal for the Coyotes, but Sean Burke made only 18 saves as Phoenix had its four-game unbeaten streak snapped in front of a crowd of 19,052.

The Coyotes are winless in their last three home games (0-2-1) since a win over the Dallas Stars on December 10.

New York begins a four-game road trip following Friday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday.

Matthew Barnaby scored a tying goal in the third period, but the Rangers surrendered the game-tying goal with just 85 seconds remaining in overtime.

Chris Simon, defenseman Greg de Vries, Alex Kovalev and Martin Rucinsky also had goals as New York played without coach Glen Sather, who missed the game due to the flu.

The Rangers were also without right wing Anson Carter, who sat out due to a rib injury suffered against Boston last Monday.

New York won its only meeting with Phoenix last season after losing the previous three.