Climber's High

When you’re trying to move up in the conference standings, it’s nice to be able to personally knock off the team standing directly in your way. The Phoenix Coyotes, who currently sit fourth in the Pacific division, will have that chance when they face their rival Dallas Stars. Phoenix hasn’t held up great against Dallas so far this season -- as of this writing, the Coyotes have lost two of three games against the Stars -- but a strong start to February could give our boys the momentum they need.

Alice Cooper will drop the puck for the ceremonial first face-off prior to the game, and the first 10,000 fans through the door will receive a bobblehead doll version of his rowdy visage.

Sat., Feb. 18, 6 p.m., 2012
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Zach Fowle
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