FOX Sports Arizona’s “Classic Coyotes Tuesday” continues this week with two new episodes on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
The 5 p.m. game features the “fight night” battle between the Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings that was played on Feb. 16, 2012. The game included four fights and resulted in 40 penalty minutes in just the first period. Shane Doan, Raffi Torres, Martin Hanzal and Paul Bissonnette all dropped their gloves and traded hooks and uppercuts with Kings counterparts. Then the Coyotes channeled their anger into the game and defeated the Kings on the scoreboard, 1-0.
The 7 p.m. broadcast features Game 1 of the Coyotes’ 2012 playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks. It was back-and-forth playoff action that was destined to be settled in overtime. Jonathan Toews put the Blackhawks on the board, but Taylor Pyatt and Antoine Vermette countered for teh Coyotes. Phoenix fans gripped their foam fingers a bit tighter when Chicago’s Brent Seabrook tied it up with 14 seconds left in regulation time, but Martin Hanzal scored in overtime to give the Coyotes a 3-2 victory and 1-0 series lead.
The remainder of the “Classic Coyotes Tuesday” schedule is as follows:
5 p.m. – The gloves come off: Coyotes @ Kings, Feb. 16, 2012 7 p.m. – Round 1 playoff opener: Coyotes vs. Blackhawks, April 12, 2012