Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 9/16/14
The Coyotes have been officially eliminated from playoff contention, but they still want to finish the season on a positive note. Hosting the Western Conference-worst Avalanche could help them do that. Phoenix will try to win its fifth straight in this series and extend its home point streak over Colorado to 12 on Friday night in its final game at Jobing.com Arena this season. The Coyotes (20-18-8) were officially knocked out of playoff contention Tuesday for the first time in four seasons. It was a disappointing result for a club that advanced to its first conference finals a year ago, but that didn't stop the Coyotes from giving their best on Wednesday when they defeated the playoff-bound Sharks 2-1. Captain Shane Doan picked up his first points in eight games by setting up first-period goals by Michael Stone and Keith Yandle. "I know everybody's disappointed, and that room is as disappointed as everybody else, but I know the leadership that Shane Doan has, and he...
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