If youre checking the NHLs Western Conference standings, be sure not to blink. A couple of weeks ago, the Phoenix Coyotes were one of the top teams in the conference and were jockeying for home field advantage in the playoffs. After two weeks of mediocre results, the Desert Dogs now find themselves fighting just to stay alive.
On the opposite end of Fortunes wheel lie the Dallas Stars. The Stars stellar play of late has them neck-and-neck with the Coyotes in the tightly packed Western Conference. The stakes for the showdown between the Stars and Coyotes could not be clearer. The winners will gain a clear edge in the postseason race, while the losing team may very well find themselves on the outside looking in come playoff time.