The last team in the Pacific Division will be facing off against the last team in the Central Division tonight when the Arizona Coyotes host the Chicago Blackhawks for the final time this season. The Blackhawks are coming off a shutout loss to the Minnesota Wild, who rebounded after losing to the Coyotes in OT earlier in the week.
This will be the last time this season both fanbases are subjected to seeing familiar faces in unfamiliar uniforms after the Niklas Hjalmarsson and Connor Murphy trade. Also it’s the first time the teams have played each other since the Richard Panik and Anthony Duclair trade.
Hear from the Coyotes’ head coach and players below:
Niklas Hjalmarsson says Richard Panik has been playing really well and fitting in great with the team. As for Raanta? "He still likes to talk and save pucks."— Arizona Coyotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) February 12, 2018
There will be a lot of familiar faces on both sides of the ice tonight. pic.twitter.com/0CnU0kGFnT