THANK YOU COYOTES!
It was a great ride.
We wanted the win last night in Glendale, but Detroit now moves on.
It really was a great season. And if a season has to end without the final victory, i think it is better for it to end at home – the fans showed their appreciation last night.
“We didn’t catch the pace of the game the whole game,” coach Dave Tippett said. “Their top players came out and dictated the pace, and we had no answer for them, and they were relentless.
“When their top players play like that, the whole group just jumps right in, and hats off to them, they played an unbelievable game. We had no answer no matter what we were doing. They just turned it up another level that we couldn’t get to.”
Despite the defeat, the crowd of 17,543 rose for a sustained ovation, and the players raised their sticks in appreciation.