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NHL teams are averaging 16,974 fans per game through Jan. 17, flat compared to the same period a year ago. The Blackhawks lead all Western Conference teams with 21,290 fans per game, up 1.7% from a year ago. The Predators are seeing the conference's biggest jump at the gate, up 12.4% at Bridgestone Arena. Two clubs -- the Stars and Blue Jackets -- are seeing double-digit percentage drops in home attendance. The Coyotes are up 4.1% at Jobing.com Arena, but are only filling the venue to 65.1% capacity. Listed below is team-by-team attendance for the NHL Western Conference through Jan. 17, with comparisons to the same period last year. See tomorrow's issue of THE DAILY for figures from the Eastern Conference (THE DAILY).NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE THROUGH JAN. 17HOME TEAMGMSTOTALAVG.% CAP.PREV.% +/-GMS
Kings24433,31318,05599.7%16,8587.1%23 Wild24425,57117,73298.2%18,362-3.4%23 Sharks24421,48817,562100.0%17,5560.0%25 Oilers21353,61916,839100.0%16,8390.0%25 Predators20319,99116,00093.5%14,23912.4%24 Stars25375,30015,01281.0%17,253-13.0%23 Avalanche23343,82414,94983.0%14,0616.3%20 Ducks25364,22614,56984.8%14,993-2.8%25 Blue Jackets23310,37913,49574.4%15,252-11.5%23 Coyotes21233,94311,14065.1%10,6994.1%27 W.C. TOTALS3445,824,47016,93292.7%16,9290.0%367 NHL TOTALS68211,575,99816,97492.3%16,9380.2%722
NOTES: Attendance figures for the European Premiere Series games have been replaced with the team's home capacity. Attendance data based on totals posted immediately following games. Figures do not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or the league.