Coyotes Tracks - April 2, 2012 - Oilers Fans For A Night

March 31, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris (53) reacts after assisting on a goal in the second period against the Anaheim Ducks at Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-US PRESSWIRE

Phoenix Coyotes fans interest on Monday turns to Los Angeles as the Kings battle the Oilers tonight in one of only two games on the NHL slate. The Kings are currently in first place in the Pacific Division with 91 points (same point total as the Coyotes). Needless to say Yotes fans will be cheering hard for an Edmonton win in regulation. The other game, broadcast on NBC Sports Network, has the Washington Capitals visiting the The Tampa Bay Lightning. The Caps will attempt to extend their point lead over the Sabres for the final playoff spot in the East.

We've got plenty of links related to Saturday night's festivities in Glendale and recaps of Sunday's NHL contests including the mayhem in Pittsburgh.

Links after the jump...

Coyotes News

It will take 'everybody' for Coyotes to reach playoffs - The Arizona Republic
Sarah McLellan on Raffi Torres and his vast playoff experience.

Whitney takes long and winding road to 1,000 points - - NHL Insider
Jerry Brown with some perspective on the Wizard's 1,000 points.

In praise of 'Wizard' Whitney, latest 1,000 point man | Hockey | CBC Sports
Praise for Ray Whitney from the CBC for his milestone achievement of 1,000 career points.

Fan Appreciation Night - Howlin' Hockey
Jack Brewer with comments on Fan Appreciation Night.

Ray Whitney - Howlin' Hockey
Ray Whitney's career and Saturday night.

Top drafted goaltenders in the OHL - Hockey's Future
One of the Desert Dog's own heads the list.

KuklasKorner : KK Hockey : Video- League Wide Talk
John Shannon stated the Coyotes situation is the NHL is still working on keeping them in Phoenix. Look at the second video, at about 39 seconds.

Video: Interview with Coyotes analyst Tyson Nash -
Tyson Nash was a guest on 12 Sports Tonight on Sunday

Video: Fans help singer with national anthem - Ducks blog : The Orange County Register
Video from Saturday night's anthem at the Job from Duck's beat writer's cell phone.

The Coyotes seem in sync with the season winding down - The Arizona Republic
Paola Bovin on Whitney's feat and a relaxed Mike Smith.

Coyotes Announce 2011-12 Team Award Winners - Phoenix Coyotes - News
Mike Smith earned the M.V.P. Award.

News From Around the Hockey World

Bounces and Excellent Goaltending Get the Oilers Past the Ducks - The Copper & Blue
Hopefully the Oilers can do it again against the LA Kings tonight.

Flyers beat Pens, set playoff tone with 6-4 win - Broad Street Hockey
Even the coaches went at each other in this one.

Penguins, Flyers set stage for potential playoff matchup with line brawl; Hartnell mocks Malkamania | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Flyers set stage for potential playoff matchup with line brawl; Hartnell mocks Malkamania.

Minnesota Wild @ Chicago Blackhawks: Game Recap - Hockey Wilderness
The Wild players haven't given up on the season. Many of their fans on the other hand are focused on the draft.

Turris leads Senators over Islanders, 5-1 - Silver Seven
The former Coyote had four points to help the Sens clinch a playoff berth.

Bruins 2, Rangers 1: Boston Clinches Northeast Division With Huge Road Win - Stanley Cup of Chowder
The Stanley Cup champs send a message that they don't plan on giving up their title.

Desperate Effort Assures Panthers Another Point; Florida Falls to Detroit in SO - Litter Box Cats
Former Coyotes Wojtek Wolski scored in the shootout, but the Cats still lost.

Suspension worthy? Quincey ejected for high elbow on Kopecky | ProHockeyTalk
A Shanaban coming?

The Final Howl

Islanders coach Jack Capuano ices five defensemen on one shift (VIDEO) - Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports

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