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NHL teams are averaging 17,039 fans per game to date, flat compared to the same time period last year. The Blackhawks lead all clubs with 21,374 fans per game while packing United Center to 108.4% capacity. The Predators and Avalanche are seeing the best growth among Western Conference clubs (+8%), despite the fact that both clubs would miss the playoffs if the season ended today. The Stars and Blue Jackets are taking heavy hits at the gate, both seeing a double-digit percentage drop. Listed below is team-by-team attendance for the NHL Western Conference through March 16, with comparisons to the same period last year. See tomorrow's issue of THE DAILY for Eastern Conference figures (THE DAILY).NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE THROUGH MARCH 16
HOME TEAMGMSTOTALAVG.% CAP.PREV.% +/-GMS ('09-10) Blackhawks36769,46021,374108.4%21,2150.7%36 Red Wings34666,43019,60197.7%19,5120.5%34 Flames37713,69319,289100.0%19,2890.0%36 Blues36689,40019,150100.0%18,8821.4%34 Canucks37697,82018,860100.3%18,8100.3%34 Wild34609,58417,92999.3%18,377-2.4%35 Sharks34597,10817,562100.0%17,5580.0%36 Stars36538,37714,95580.7%17,186-13.0%34 Kings33596,37518,07299.7%17,1275.5%33 Oilers35589,36516,839100.0%16,8390.0%35 Blue Jackets34462,39613,60075.0%15,226-10.7%35 Ducks36525,11014,58684.9%15,065-3.2%34 Predators32511,21715,97693.4%14,7338.4%33 Avalanche35522,24714,92182.9%13,7848.3%34 Coyotes34403,39211,86469.3%11,4203.9%37 W.C. TOTALS5238,891,97417,00293.1%17,0000.0%520 NHL TOTALS1,05417,958,93117,03992.7%16,9860.3%1,038
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.