May 7, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Members of the Phoenix Coyotes celebrate after beating the Nashville Predators 2-1 in game five of the 2012 Western Conference semifinals at Jobing.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

Coyotes Vs. Predators, Game 5: Phoenix Advances To First-Ever Western Final

The Coyotes are in the Western Conference finals after taking care of the Predators with a 2-1 win in Game 5.

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Predators Vs. Coyotes, Game 5: Win For Phoenix Turning Tide For Franchise

No matter how this postseason ends up for the Phoenix Coyotes, they may no longer be the woeful franchise that many thought of them to be.

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Coyotes Vs. Predators, NHL Playoffs 2012 Game 5: Phoenix Wins 2-1, Advances To Conference Finals

On Monday, the Phoenix Coyotes beat the the Nashville Predators in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals with a score of 2-1, advancing to the next playoff round. The Coyotes knew they would need just one more win to advance to the conference finals against the Los Angeles Kings and were hoping to clinch the series on home ice. They dominated the majority of the game and were able to do just that.

The Coyotes took a 2-0 lead into the third period, but the Predators cut that lead in half at 14:01 in the period when Colin Wilson was finally able to put one past Phoenix goalie Mike Smith. After nearly 30 Coyotes shots on goal throughout the game, Wilson was in perfect position to tip in a pass from David Legwand near the crease.

The Coyotes now advance to the conference finals for the first time in team history. Neither they nor the Kings have ever won the Stanley Cup.

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Gary Bettman To Address Coyotes Ownership Monday

An ownership group led by former San Jose Sharks CEO Greg Jamison has reportedly reached a tentative agreement with the NHL to purchase Phoenix Coyotes. The NHL is expected to formally announce the news during a press conference before the Coyotes' playoff game Monday evening. From NHL.com:

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman will meet with the media Monday at 9 p.m. ET to discuss the ownership situation of the Phoenix Coyotes.

The availability, at Jobing.com Arena, will be carried live on NHL Network and streamed on NHL.com.

For more on the Coyotes, visit Five For Howling and SB Nation Arizona.

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