May 4, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Phoenix Coyotes center Shane Doan (19) brings the puck up the ice against the Nashville Predators during the first period of game four in the Western Conference semifinals of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena. The Coyotes beat the Predators 1-0. Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE
Last night the Phoenix Coyotes shut out the Nashville Predators in Nashville, with the final score 1-0. The Coyotes lead the series 3-1, and they have a very real chance to finish the series on Monday at Jobing.com Arena where they have not lost to the Predators in the post-season. Last nights goal from Shane Doan was the furthest thing from a clean goal, there was definite deflection from a Predators player, but with these two goalies did anyone really expect the goals to be easy? The important thing is that the goal was all the Yotes needed and they split the Nashville trip. This was the second game that the Preds sat Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn for curfew violation, although the argument could be made that they were sat because the Predators won a game without them, but expect a plethora of articles later today echoing the sentiment "told you that was a bad idea."
In today's tracks we have the recap of last night's game, some Coyotes news, and news from the hockey world. We also have a link to a podcast where the host predicted the outcome of the game, seemingly out of spite over Barry Trotz decision.
Coyotes vs. Predators Game 4 Post Game News
Coyotes 1, Predators 0: Nashville pushed to the brink of elimination - On the Forecheck
With Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn watching on as scratches, the Nashville Predators came up with their weakest offensive effort of the season, getting shut out by Phoenix 1-0.
Phoenix Coyotes Beat Nashville 1-0 on Shane Doan Goal - Howlin' Hockey
Shane Doan is taking this team to the promised land.
Chirbit - Mike Smith - walshtodd - share audio easily
When Smitty says that he was shoved into his net you can definitely hear a little bit of anger in his voice.
Back in early April, Erik Cole picked Phoenix to win the Stanley Cup | ProHockeyTalk
The team that had 40/1 odds of winning the Stanley Cup according to oddsmakers are now 1 win away from the Western Conference Finals.
2012 Stanley Cup playoffs: Phoenix Coyotes about to lose anonymity - ESPN
At some point, the hockey world will want to stand up and recognize a little ownerless team in the desert up to some mighty impressive things this spring, Pierre LeBrun writes.
Friday’s Three Stars: Doan, Smith lead Coyotes to 1-0 Game 4 win over Predators | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
The Coyotes were all 3 Stars of the evening on Puck Daddy, including Boyd Gordon getting some love.
Report: NHLPA feels Torres hearing, suspension "violated the very basic requirements of a fair process." | ProHockeyTalk
Eric Macramalla claims to have obtained a copy of the NHLPA's request to appeal.
Will Coyotes’ Klesla see Shana-ban for shoving Predators’ Halischuk from behind? (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Klesla was given a penalty for the board. It was a stupid move, hopefully it doesn't haunt us.
Chirbit - Jason LaBarbera - walshtodd - share audio easily
Todd Walsh talks with Jason LaBarbera about the series against Nashville
News From Around the Hockey World
Predators desperately need duo back for Game 5 - The Tennessean
The Predators face elimination in Game 5 in Glendale, and it may be time to bring back two of their best offensive players.
Barry Trotz has to decided to scratch Radulov and Kostitsyn in Game 4, and that’s stupid | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com
Justin Bourne thought it was a stupid decision to bench Radulov and Kostitsyn and he may have been right.
Former Cup winners seem to agree with scratching Radulov, Kostitsyn for Game 4 | ProHockeyTalk
All of these people have probably since changed their minds.
The 303:30 – The series thus far vs Phoenix and NBC Sports Network’s John Forslund - Section 303
Keep in mind this was recorded before Game 4.
The amount of Russians in the NHL is on the decline | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com
Russian hockey players coming to the NHL has started to decline in recent years.
Team USA rolls over France at Worlds, Canada awaits tomorrow | ProHockeyTalk
A 7-2 beatdown of the French makes for a good warm-up.
The Final Howl
Backhand Shelf Podcast: Radulov and Kostitsyn sit out again, Devils win in OT, Kovalchuk’s hot and more | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com
Rob Pizzo predicted the outcome of the game.
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