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
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.