Arizona Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said Tuesday he would like to host a playoff game in his team’s home arena if the Coyotes are to make the playoffs.
Tippett’s comments came after Arizona’s winless season ended, which included a 6-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues.
The Coyotes were swept by the Blues in the opening round of the playoffs, but Tippet said he wouldn’t rule out hosting the game on his home ice.
He also said he thinks the team could have played more games at home if they had been able to win the Stanley Cup, but he thinks they could still be successful with a different home venue.
The playoffs start Tuesday.
The game against Colorado, which starts at 6 p.m.
MT, is the third of three games that will be played at the Avs’ home rink.
The other two are against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday and the New York Rangers on Friday.
The Coyotes won the other two games at the Pepsi Center in Denver, but it wasn’t the best showing.TIPPET: We can’t afford to sit on the couch forever.
It’s not like we’re sitting around waiting for something to happen.
We’ve got to keep moving forward.
That’s a good mantra to use with us, that we’ve got the opportunity to play.