phoenix playoff trivia for those who plan to join five for howling bandwagon. answers now included.
First Period (true or false):
1. Keith Tkachuk has the record for most playoff goals scored by a Coyote.
First Intermission (True or false)
3. The wife of a Blues' coach wrote a book that was Todd Bertuzzili's son, Tag's, favorite as a toddler.
Second Period (multiple choice):
4. Which of the following is not true about Coyote alumnus Landon Wilson: Born in St. Louis, suffered a major eye injury as a Coyote, once traded for Matts Sundin, or owns the Coyote record for most short-hand goals in a career?
6. The hockey for dummies book was co-written by which one of the following: Darren Pang, Wayne Gretzky, John Davidson, or Kris Draper?
7. How many Blues alumni have their numbers retired by Phoenix?
8. Who is the only hall of famer to have played for the Red Wings and the Coyotes?
9. Who lead the Coyotes in playoff scoring the last time they faced the Red Wings?
10. Who is the only Coyote to score an overtime goal in the playoffs?
1. True. Keith has 11 goals and 18 points. JR is second in goals with 9 but also has 18 points. And Doan currently has 6 goals and 12 points for third place.
2. False. Mike SIllinger was traded to the Blues for Brent Johnson. The Coyotes gave the Lee Stempniak pick to the Blues for Tyson Nash..
3. True. Todd's son Tag's favorite children's book was Brady Brady and the Great Rink by Mary Shaw, wife of former defenseman and current Blues coach Brad.
4. Jeremy Roenick's 7 shorties is the Coyote record. Landon, son of then blue Rick Wilson, is third on the all-time points by a St Louis born player list but has zero career shorthanders.
5. Danny Briere leads all Coyote draft picks with 57 playoff games. Drake has more playoff games (90) but was a Red Wing draft pick.
6. The dummy series turned to John Davidson and John Steinbreder for hockey. Not only was ‘JD’ a superb player in the NHL, he is also an extremely skilled commentator sharing his knowledge of the game with fans all over North America. From hat tricks to power plays, Hockey For Dummies provides the reader with the wisdom of an expert. —From the Foreword by Wayne Gretzky
7. Two. League wide retiree and Coyote coach Wayne Gretzky and Dale Hawerchuk (who scored his 500th goal for the Note).
8. Blues Alumnus Brett Hull.
9. In 1998 the Coyotes lost to the Wings 4-2. Rick Tocchet lead the Coyotes in goals scored with 6 and tied Jeremy Roenick with 8 points. Both are still Coyote franchise records for a single playoff season.
10. Shane Doan scored the winning goal 8 minutes 58 seconds into overtime [April 24th 1999], and the Coyotes beat the visiting St. Louis Blues, 4-3, to end Fuhr's playoff domination of their franchise and tie the first-round series at 1-1. It was a dramatic comeback for the Coyotes, who had their only lead at 3-2 on Keith Carney's unassisted goal late in the third period, only to see Pavol Demitra tie it with 3:18 left.