Coyotes Tracks - April 6, 2012 - Heading Back To The Post-Season

GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 18: General view of action between the Detroit Red Wings and the Phoenix Coyotes in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 18, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. The Red Wings defeated the Coyotes 4-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Phoenix Coyotes are back in the playoffs than to the Nashville Predators. The Preds win over the Dallas Stars last night clinched a third consecutive postseason berth for Phoenix's hockey club. The team's job now is to improve their playoff position. They are currently in 8th and final spot in the West. However, by winning their next two games they could still position themselves for a shot at the Pacific Division title.

Links after the jump...

News About Tonight's Game

Phoenix Coyotes @ St. Louis Blues Preview: Reversing the Pattern - Five For Howling
A look at the match-up including key players, and the likely starting goalies.

Coyotes jostling for playoff positioning - The Arizona Republic
A look at the team's playoff possibilities.

04/05/2012 Road Trip Preview Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
Coyotes TV play by play man Matt McConnell previews the Dogs final two games of the regular season.

First division title within reach for Coyotes - Fox Sports Arizona
A feat the franchise has never completed could be within their grasp.

Elliott back in goal against Phoenix, Halak plays vs. Dallas -STLToday.com
Hitchcock plans on splitting time between his goalies as he has all season.

Blues see no reason to worry - STLToday.com
The Blues are still confident despite some recent hiccups.

Coyotes News

NHL players to participate in ambitious concussion research project - NHL - Yahoo! Sports
Coyotes in the First Period.

Coyotes CEO 'confident' team is staying in Glendale - KTAR.com
Comments from Coyotes president Mike Nealy.

Phoenix Coyotes battling relocation worries with public optimism before playoffs - Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Greg Wyshynski summarizes the latest news this week in everyone's least favorite soap opera.

Video: Glendale mayor blames NHL, city administrators for unresolved Phoenix Coyotes sale
Includes video from Tuesday night's COG city council meeting.

Pirates News

Pirates get a player back for final push - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Center Alexandre Bolduc was sent down from Phoenix on Thursday.

Gladiators News

Gladiators return home riding high - Gwinnett Daily Post
Game 3 of the Glads series against the Stingrays is tonight in Gwinnett.

Gladiators Jakaitis named ECHL goalie of year - Gwinnett Daily Post
The Sabres prospect had five shutouts and a save percentage of .930 this past regular reason.

Sundogs News

News From Around the Hockey World

Predators 2, Stars 0: Nashville seizes 4th place - On the Forecheck
The Preds did Phoenix a favor by finishing off the Stars' playoff chances.

Sharks Defeat Kings 6-5 In The Shootout; And Now A Brief Message from Niclas Wallin - Fear The Fin
A three point affair isn't what the Yotes wanted, but they still have a shot at winning the division.

Game 81 Recap: The Ultimate Spoilers - The Cannon
The Blue Jackets eliminated the Avs from playoff contention.

New Jersey Devils Win 2-1 Over Red Wings; Five in a Row & First in Detroit Since 1996 - In Lou We Trust
The Devils have quietly put together a good season.

Canucks At Flames Recap ; Trippy (3-2L) - Nucks Misconduct
The Canucks left the door open for the Blues.

Rangers Vs. Penguins: Rangers Fall To Penguins 5-2 In Final Road Game Of The Season - Blueshirt Banter
The Rangers lost, but the biggest story was Torts post game comments.

Minnesota Wild vs. Chicago Blackhawks: Game Recap - Hockey Wilderness
The Wild are playing like they still care. That might not be a good thing come Saturday night.

Recap: Caps 4, Panthers 2 - Japers' Rink
The Caps clinch a playoff berth, but may have goalie health issues going forward.

Bruins 3, Senators 1: Depleted Bruins Fend Off Ottawa for Third 100-Point Season in Four Years - Stanley Cup of Chowder
The B's sat some of their best defenders, but still won.

Game 81: Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs - Raw Charge
Steven Stamkos potted his 59th goal of the season in this otherwise meaningless game.

NCAA Frozen Four: Can Ferris State stop the Boston College juggernaut for title? - Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Recaps of yesterday's semis and a look ahead to Saturday's title game.

2012 NHL Draft drawing to be conducted Tuesday, April 10 - NHL.com - 2012 NHL Draft
The drawing you would prefer your team not participate in unless they traded for someone's pick.

The Final Howl

The Unfinished Stanley Cup Series - NHL History Girl
Jen looks back at the 1919 series between Seattle and Montreal.

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