Coyotes Tracks - April 27, 2012 - Welcome To The Second Round

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 13: David Schlemko #6 of the Phoenix Coyotes skates towards Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators at the Bridgestone Arena on October 13, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

After what seems like forever and a day, Game One of the Western Conference Semi-Final Series between the Phoenix Coyotes and the Nashville Predators takes place tonight at 6 p.m. MST at Jobing.com Arena. A limited number of tickets were still available as of this morning. If you can't make it out to Glendale for the game you can view the contest on the NBC Sports Network. Wherever you are watching the contest make sure to drop back by here for our Game Day Thread.

We'll have our predictions for the series in a special edition of the Roundtable coming up at Noon today. Yotesgurl joins the usual suspects this time around. Speaking of predictions, we have a plethora of previews and predictions in today's links, plus the usual assortment of assorted Coyotes and general hockey links.

Links after the jump...

Coyotes vs. Predators Previews

Phoenix Coyotes vs. Nashville Predators - scouting report, prediction - The Arizona Republic

Coyotes, Predators not mirror images anymore - Fox Sports Arizona

Phoenix Coyotes-Nashville Predators preview – USATODAY.com

Second-round preview: Phoenix Coyotes versus Nashville Predators - ESPN

Nashville Predators vs. Phoenix Coyotes Series Preview: The Wait Is Over - On the Forecheck

Predators-Coyotes Preview - Yahoo! Sports (AP)

Who will be the Alpha Dog of the Underdogs? Preview of Phoenix Coyotes vs. Nashville Predators - Hooked On Hockey Magazine | Hooked On Hockey Magazine

The Desert Dog Blog: Five Things to Watch During Coyotes vs. Predators - The Desert Dog Blog - by Dave Vest

Smashville 24/7 - Smashville On The Glass Podcast – Second round preview

The View from 111: Predators/Coyotes Second Round Preview

Who will be the Alpha Dog of the Underdogs? Preview of Phoenix Coyotes vs. Nashville Predators - Hooked On Hockey Magazine

WCSF: Phoenix Coyotes vs. Nashville Predators Series Preview: The Forwards - Five For Howling

WCSF: Phoenix Coyotes vs Nashville Predators Series Preview: The Special Teams - Five For Howling

More Coyotes vs. Predators Series Related News

A Quick Look Back Before Moving Forward: Who To Listen To (Or Not) - Five For Howling
Breaking down the predictions for the last round before everyone makes them for the next round.

2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Semifinals Schedule - Stanley Cup Playoffs
The complete schedule with dates/times/TV channel info.

Coyotes playoff coverage continues on FOX Sports Arizona - Fox Sports Arizona
Though they won't be televising anymore games this season, the crew over at FSAZ will still be producing home postgame shows and lots of web content.

04/26/2012 - Dave Tippett Press Conference Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
The Coyotes bench boss spoke with the media on Thursday.

04/26/2012 - 'Yotes Quotes: Pre-Game Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
Bob Heethuis and Tyson Nash talk about the Yotes winning in Round One. They also preview Game One in Round Two.

Phoenix Coyotes look to buck late-game collapse trend vs. Nashville Predators - The Arizona Republic
Reversing said trend would be a welcome improvement to the heart health of Valley residents.

Coyotes see Predators as model for success - Fox Sports Arizona
GMDM looks at what GMDP has done in Nashville as something to emulate.

Phoenix Coyotes, Nashville Predators have much in common - The Arizona Republic
Get used to hearing this theme a lot in the media during this series.

Phoenix Coyotes look to reach another level against Nashville Predators - The Arizona Republic
The Coyotes know they will have to play better in order to move on. Also, includes a blurb on D-man David Schlemko.

Nashville Predators, Phoenix Coyotes show depth of NHL - The Tennessean
A changing of the guard?

Coyotes hope for real home-ice advantage vs. Nashville - Coyotes vs Predators - 2012 Stanley Cup Conference Semifinals
Time for a White Out like the old AWA ones.

Coyotes get golden opportunity to show Phoenix is a hockey town - ProHockeyTalk
Now or never in the desert?

Nashville Predators' Shea Weber lends voice to You Can Play project - The Tennessean - tennessean.com
Another NHL captain lends his voice to the cause.

Coyotes News

NHL Playoffs: Coyotes' Mike Smith should be Vezina finalist - The Province
Sean Burke sticks up for his goalie.

Phoenix Coyotes' Mike Smith turns little potential into big results - The Arizona Republic
Paola Boivin writes about a guy who wasn't a prodigy, but made himself into one of the best goalies in the NHL this season.

Hockeytown AZ?? - captainhandsomesports
Support from Canada about why the Coyotes should stay in Phoenix and why the will be successful in the future.

The Coyotes Coalition: Time For Action!
Heather exhorts people to remind the Glendale City Council members about Coyotes fans.

Pirates News

Last Night's Game Sevens

Adam Henrique Scores in Double Overtime to Win Game 7 for New Jersey Devils; First Playoff Series Win Since 2007 - In Lou We Trust
It took extra time, but the Devils are moving on to the 2nd round for the 1st time in 5 years.

2012 NHL Playoffs: Rangers Headed To The Second Round! Matchup With Washington Capitals - Blueshirt Banter
The Rangers beat the Sens to set up what seems to be their yearly playoff meeting with Washington.

News From Around the Hockey World

NHL lets you predict the action with second screen gaming app — Mobile Technology News
This app could be pretty cool and its going to be free.

The View from 111: The NHL's Television Problem
Is NBC partially to blame if the ratings are low for the 2nd round?

The Final Howl

NHL Realignment Project – Week 46 Tom Fulery – The Home Of The NHL Realignment Project

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