With a win over the St. Louis Blues the Phoenix Coyotes have moved into first place in the Pacific Division and they have a very real chance of taking the title if they can beat the Minnesota Wild tomorrow. Even if they get a point they can sill possibly walk away with the title, depending on the outcome of the Sharks/Kings game tomorrow. The Coyotes really are in control of their own destiny this time around, they may have fallen to the Wild twice before but they have managed to get 3 points from them, and the game against the Blues show that they are already playing playoff level hockey
Coyotes vs. Blues Post Game News
Coyotes' victory damages Kings' division title hopes - latimes.com
Because as well all know this is all about the Kings.
Phoenix Coyotes Post-Game Press Conference 04/06/2012
A post game conference with Coach Tippett about the victory over the Blues.
Smith’s streak snapped, but ‘Yotes move atop Pacific with 4-1 win over Blues | ProHockeyTalk
Phoenix now one win away from clinching its first-ever division title, I think Smith would happily trade the win for an extended shutout record.
More links after the jump...
Coyotes led by Smith in net, age-defying Whitney - Drive to the Playoffs
General Manager Don Maloney and Dave Tippett proved this season that the Coyotes' accomplishments were built on solid team play. A look at the reasons they qualified for the playoffs.
Friday’s Three Stars: Smith strong again as Phoenix now a win away from Pacific crown | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
The Coyotes got all three of Puck Daddy's Stars.
News From Around the Hockey World
Wild's Prosser suspended for one game - NHL.com - News
Wild's Nate Prosser was suspended for one game for head-butting Blackhawks forward Jamal Mayers. That one game will of course be the game against the Coyotes.
Sharks’ Ryane Clowe receives no supplemental discipline for playing puck from bench vs. Kings | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
There is some fan reaction from Ryane Clowe not getting a penalty or discipline for his actions against during the Sharks/Kings.
An Open Letter to Leafs Nation | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com
Ellen Etchingham writes an open letter to Maple Leafs fans.
Preds On The Glass: Western Conference NHL First Round Building Availability
The Job's schedule is wide open.
The Final Howl
Drink from 21-foot-high Stanley Cup in Times Square, courtesy of NBC Sports | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
You could drink from a 21-foot Stanley Cup in Times Square? Time to book my flight to NYC.
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