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The Blackhawks led all NHL teams in average attendance for the fifth straight season, drawing 21,776 fans per game to United Center this season (106% capacity). That figure is up just over 1% from last season. The Stars led all NHL teams in gains at the gate this season, up 20% at AmericanAirlines Center. Despite continued ownership issues and ranking last among Western Conference teams in average attendance, the Coyotes saw a 12% jump at the gate. Also seeing strong increases at the gate were the Wild (+6%), and Ducks (+7%). The Blues, making the playoffs as the No. 4 seed, saw the sharpest drop in attendance among all NHL clubs, down 5% at Scottrade Center. Listed below is an attendance leader trend for the NHL, along with team-by-team attendance figures for Western Conference clubs. See yesterday's issue for Eastern Conference figures and a league attendance trend (THE DAILY).NHL REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE LEADERSEASON
TEAMAVG.SEASON TEAMAVG.'12-13 Blackhawks21,776'06-07 Canadiens21,273'11-12 Blackhawks21,534'05-06 Canadiens21,273'10-11 Blackhawks21,423'04-05LOCKOUT'09-10 Blackhawks21,317'03-04 Canadiens20,555'08-09 Blackhawks21,783'02-03 Canadiens20,673'07-08 Canadiens21,273'01-02 Red Wings20,058NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE HOME TEAMGMSTOTALAVG.% CAP.PREV.% +/-GMS ('11-12) Blackhawks24522,61921,776106.2%21,5341.1%41 Red Wings24481,58420,066100.0%20,0660.0%41 Flames24462,93619,289100.0%19,2890.0%41 Canucks24454,74018,948100.2%18,8840.3%41 Wild24451,07518,795104.0%17,7735.8%41 Kings24436,29518,179100.3%18,1190.3%41 Blues24429,63017,90193.5%18,810-4.8%41 Sharks24421,47217,561100.0%17,5620.0%41 Stars24409,52117,06392.1%14,22719.9%41 Predators24407,38616,97499.2%16,6911.7%41 Oilers24404,13616,839100.0%16,8390.0%41 Ducks24381,30815,88892.5%14,8437.0%41 Avalanche24370,67715,44585.8%15,499-0.3%41 Blue Jackets24349,55814,56580.3%14,660-0.6%41 Coyotes24334,16513,92481.3%12,42112.1%41 W.C. TOTALS3606,317,11817,54895.9%17,1482.3%615 NHL TOTALS72012,792,72317,76896.9%17,4451.8%1,230
NOTES: All NHL attendance data is based on totals posted immediately following games. Figures do not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or the league.