The Coyotes won a playoff series for the first time since coming to Phoenix thanks to Monday’s 4-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 6 of a Western Conference quarterfinal series.
Since relocating to Phoenix from Winnipeg prior to the start of the 1996-97 season, the Coyotes have made the playoffs seven times, but this is the first time they’ve advanced. In all, the franchise had lost 10 straight opening- round matchups since the 1986-87 season.
Next up in the semifinal round for the Coyotes will be Nashville, which defeated the Red Wings in five games to advance. Phoenix will have home-ice advantage in the series thanks to winning the Pacific Division while the Predators finished fourth in the conference.