WCSF: Coyotes Tracks - April 29th, 2012 - Hoping For Another Win

GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 27: Martin Hanzal #11 (C) of the Phoenix Coyotes stands attended for the National Anthem with teammates Ray Whitney #13 and Radim Vrbata #17 before Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Nashville Predators during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 27, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Predators 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Phoenix Coyotes won the first game against the Nashville Predators with a combination of luck and skill, but tonight is Game 2 and the Preds are going to be coming out eager to split the opening 2 and tie the series. The Yotes can definitely walk away with a victory tonight if they work hard keep the positives from the first game while changing the negatives, especially since we all know Nashville will probably be coming out strong for this game. The general belief right now is that the players and staff don't seem to care how they are winning as long as they are winning, although I'm sure they would all appreciate a nice easy regulation win over the Predators tonight.

We have a few more Coyotes stories today, it seems their on ice success is good for generating news stories, which hopefully is good for the team. In addition to the Yotes news we have news from around the hockey world including news about last nights games.

Coyotes News

Glendale edges toward Phoenix Coyotes deal | AZ Central
The Glendale City Council appears to have accepted the idea that a management fee will be needed to keep the Coyotes.

Phoenix Coyotes need 'Prime Line' to continue to deliver vs. Nashville Predators | AZ Central
The Prime Line did good during the opener with goals from Radim Vrbata and Ray Whitney. Hopefully they can continue that success in Game 2.

"Are you not entertained!" - Keith Yandle - Five For Howling
Keith Yandle provides a few interesting quotes during games.

04/28/2012 - 'Yotes Quotes: Pre-Game Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
Coyotes announcers Bob Heethuis and Tyson Nash preview Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinal vs. Nashville.

Phoenix GM on Game 1: "We’re taking the Coyote Ugly thing to a new level" | ProHockeyTalk
Coyotes got plenty of room for improvement going into Game 2.

Coyotes' healthy top line could be difference | Fox Sports Arizona
Healthy and reunited, Coyotes' top line looks like it could be the difference against Predators.

New fans of Phoenix Coyotes get warm reception | AZ Central
All fans are welcome on the Coyotes bandwagon, new or old.

Report: Phoenix Coyotes, Nashville Predators play a compelling hockey game | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com
People seemed surprised how good the game was between Phoenix and Nashville on Friday. They really need to start expecting the unexpected.

News About Tonight’s Enemy

Inside Smashville " Predators look to bury chances in Game 2 of Western Conference Semifinals
Nashville will be trying to tie the series tonight. Its the Coyotes job to make sure that that doesn't happen.

Profit eludes Nashville Predators despite on-ice success, public money | The Tennessean | tennessean.com
Its weird how similar the Coyotes and the Predators are both on and off the ice. The Predator's ownership group is putting their own money in to cover losses.

Nashville Predators hope to avoid 0-2 start against Phoenix Coyotes | The Tennessean | tennessean.com
The Nashville Predators take on the Phoenix Coyotes tonight, hoping to avoid an 0-2 start in their Western Conference semifinal.

Five Adjustments For Game Two - On the Forecheck
Hopefully the Predators will not be doing any of these for Game 2.

News From Around the Hockey World

Alex Ovechkin serenaded by NY Rangers fans with ‘Ovi Sucks’ chants at 8-minute marks (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Rangers fans seem to like saying that the other teams' star player sucks. Hey it seems to be working for them.

Pietrangelo left Saturday’s game due to a questionable hit | ProHockeyTalk
Dwight King got two minutes in the sin bin for his actions and the Kings scored a shorthanded goal.

Blues drop Game 1 to Kings; what, me worry? - St. Louis Game Time
LA is also refusing to play to the pundits rhetoric by beating the Blues 3-1.

2012 NHL Playoffs: Chris Kreider Propels Rangers Past Caps In Game One - Blueshirt Banter
The New York Rangers took the lead in their series with a 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals.

Saturday’s Three Stars: Kreider powers Rangers; Quick comes up big again | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
It was a good night for the Rangers and the Kings.

Illustrated guide to 2012 Stanley Cup Playoff first round and all its nuttiness | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
A breakdown of all the playoff information with pretty pictures and colors.

The Final Howl

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