GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Phoenix Coyotes took the end of the season particularly hard.
Just three wins from playing in the Stanley Cup finals, they were left frustrated and bewildered after an overtime goal by the Los Angeles Kings simultaneously ended Game 5 of the Western Conference finals and their season.
Two days later, the disappointment was still there, but tempered by a sense of accomplishment.
The Coyotes had, after all, put together the best season in franchise history, winning their first NHL division title and going deeper in the playoffs than they ever had.
With a solid core of players coming back and a potential new owner in the mix, this could give the Coyotes a solid foundation in the desert.