Coyotes Tracks - April 9, 2011 - Clinched!

 

 

 

The Phoenix Coyotes defeat of the San Jose Sharks last night to clinch a playoff birth.  The two teams meet again tonight in the final regular season game for each franchise.  This time the contest will take place in the HP Pavilion a.k.a. The Shark Tank.  The game can be viewed on Fox Sports Arizona Plus at 7:30 p.m. MST.  Click here for channel details.

 

 

 

Links after the jump...

Sharks vs. Coyotes vs. Post Game News

Coyotes Finally Beat Sharks and Clinch Playoff Birth - Five For Howling
FFH game recap.

Phoenix Coyotes clinch postseason with home finale win
Jim Gintonio's game recap.

Playoff Berth In Hand As Coyotes Finally Get Past Sharks - SB Nation Arizona
Randy Holt's game recap.

Sharks vs. Coyotes - 04/08/2011 - Phoenix Coyotes - Recap
Dave Vest & Anthony Perez with the Team Site's game recap.

Phoenix Coyotes' Martin Hanzal returns after 13-game absence
The big man returns and the team awards.

Phoenix Coyotes feel relief after clinching playoff spot
Deep breaths everybody.

Coyotes clinch but want more
Craig Morgan on the Yotes making the playoffs.

Bryzgalov Sets Franchise Mark for Victories - Phoenix Coyotes - News
Get used to Bryz setting franchise records assuming he gets re-signed in the offseason.

Sharks fall 4-3 as Thornton scores 1,000th point - Fear The Fin
Matthew Taylor recaps things from the losing perspective.

Jumbo Joe Thornton scores 1000th NHL point in Phoenix | ProHockeyTalk
Luckily it didn't have a bearing on the outcome of the game.

San Jose Sharks lose, fail to lock up No. 2 playoff seeding in West - San Jose Mercury News
David Pollak's game recap.

Who won the Coyotes’ $5K diamond giveaway? No one - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
They announced the winner's name during the game on Friday.


Coyotes News

Andy Miele Wins Hobey Baker Award After Signing With Coyotes Earlier In Week - SB Nation Arizona
The Coyotes newest player wins college hockey's biggest award.

Weekend Preview: Warning, Use of Tie-Breakers Ahead - Five For Howling
Jordan's preview of the weekend.

Now that the Coyotes have clinched a playoff berth, #throwthesnake - Five For Howling
The 2nd annual campaign begins.

 

Rampage News

Rampage playoff hopes put on thin ice - San Antonio Express-News
Playoff birth on the line and the Rampage drop a game 7-2? Not good.

 

Wranglers News

Las Vegas Wranglers " Blog Archive " Wranglers Drop Game Three in Boise, 3-1
Las Vegas is now down 2-1 in the series.

 

News From Around the Hockey World

Stars Win Again! 3-2 Over Avalanche - Defending Big D
The Stars win. The people in Dallas now all become Red Wing fans for a day tomorrow.

Blackhawks at Red Wings - 04/08/2011 - NHL.com - Recap
The Hawks win and inch a step closer to clinching a playoff birth.

Predators 4, Blue Jackets 1: Playoff Bound - On the Forecheck
The Preds clinched last night.

"Stanley Cup Playoffs-Here Come The Buffalo Sabres" - Die By The Blade
The Sabres clinch while the Flyers choke away the Eastern Conference.

Carolina In Control: Hurricanes 6, Thrashers 1 - Canes Country
The Canes win and now control their own playoff destiny.

Finishing every check: Fun to watch, not always smart to do - USATODAY.com
Amen.

On the Bryan Murray Extension – The Mind Boggles | Blog Archive | Houses of the Hockey | Blogs | TheScore.com
Confusion reigns up North over GMBM getting a contract extension.

Mucking and Grinding: USA could have a strong defense at worlds - USATODAY.com
Since when was Blake Wheeler a 'top scorer'?

 

The Final Howl

Down Goes Brown: Mind your manners: Playoff etiquette for hockey fans
Important lessons for this time of year.

 

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