Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - Beantown bound

Christian Petersen

The Coyotes are on their way to Boston, Kesler is injured and the Ducks go down in flames, all on today's tracks!

Coyotes News

Two New Logos for Arizona Coyotes Spotted | Chris Creamer's SportsLogos.Net News and Blog :
Will they be the Coyotes official logos next year?

Coyotes captain Shane Doan impressed with Brandon McMillan -- ArizonaSports.com
"Mac has been great," Doan boasted of his young teammate on Wednesday while a guest with Burns and Gambo on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. "He works so hard."

Smith playing best hockey since Coyotes' conference final run | FOX Sports on MSN
Mike Smith's numbers over his last 11 starts are as good as any goaltender in the NHL.

Youthful infusion providing Phoenix Coyotes a late-season jolt -- azcentral.com
The Coyotes are 2-1 on this road trip, which concludes Thursday in Boston against the Bruins, with a younger look to their lineup.

Q&A with Phoenix Coyotes Chairman and Governor George Gosbee -- azcentral.com
The Coyotes and their performance continue to grab the most attention, but there’s still plenty going on behind-the-scenes with IceArizona as it settles into its first year as the ownership group of the team.

Phoenix Coyotes roundtable: attendance problems? - Five For Howling
The FFH crew delves into attendance concerns, prospects, free agents to be and referees in this week's roundtable.

Pirates News

Pirates surrender four goals in second period in 5-1 loss to IceCaps | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
The Pirates are 1-8 against St. John’s this season.

Pirates pick up Fairchild, Stalberg | The American Hockey League
The Phoenix Coyotes announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Cade Fairchild from the St. Louis Blues and have assigned him to the Portland Pirates. In a separate transaction, the Pirates have acquired Sebastian Stalberg from the San Jose Sharks on loan.

UMass' Hanley Signs PTO With Portland Pirates - University of Massachusetts Official Athletic Site
The defenseman played in all 34 games as a senior in 2013-14 and totaled 16 points.

Gladiators News

Gladiators trade Bloodoff, Kwiet to Florida | Gwinnett Daily Post
On the eve of today’s ECHL trade deadline, the Gwinnett Gladiators dealt forward Evan Bloodoff and defenseman Rob Kwiet to Florid. In exchange, the Gladiators got forward Mike Merrifield, defenseman Eriks Sevcenko and future considerations from the Everblades.

Sundogs News

Dog Caller - Arizona Sundogs' long road trip comes to an end - Five For Howling
The Arizona Sundogs finished up their season-long road trip with games against the Quad City Mallards on Friday and Saturday.

News From Around the Hockey World

Flames vs. Ducks Recap: The Flames are the greatest team of all time - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Touchdown, Calgary Flames. And the extra point is good.

‘It’s ridiculous how we played tonight,’ says Ducks’ Cogliano | ProHockeyTalk
Two teams separated by 34 points in the standings.

Avs Take Track Meet from Hawks - Mile High Hockey
In an up and down the ice game, the Colorado Avalanche find the game winner over the Chicago Blackhawks on a 5 on 3 power play.

A "Finally" Game Recap ( 3 - 2 W s/o ) - Nucks Misconduct
It was like pulling teeth, or stubbing your toe really bad as you get out of bed, but the Canucks got two goals from Alex Burrows, a superlative performance from Eddie Lack, and hard work from everyone else to get the two points.

Ryan Kesler injured in knee-on-knee collision with Jim Slater - NHL on CBC Sports - Hockey news, opinion, scores, stats, standings
Ryan Kesler had to leave his Vancouver Canucks teammates early in Wednesday's game against the Winnipeg Jets. The Canucks forward was involved in a knee-on-knee collision with Jets forward Jim Slater at 16:20 in the second period.

Bruins 4 Canadiens 1: Outcorsied but never outgunned - Stanley Cup of Chowder
The Bruins did not come out on top in the Corsi charts, but they still managed to pull off a 4-1 win over the Canadiens, who have given them fits all year.

Gillis won’t say if Tortorella’s lost Canucks room | ProHockeyTalk
"I am not going to comment on specific things about John. It is unfair to him."

Rich Peverley thanks doctors for saving his life, done for season - CBSSports.com
Rich Peverley met with the media on Wednesday, thanking doctors and everybody else for saving his life. The Stars also announced that Peverley's season is finished.

Blake Comeau suspended two games for boarding Brendan Smith - CBSSports.com
Blue Jackets forward Blake Comeau is going to miss the next two games after being suspended for boarding Brendan Smith on Tuesday night.

Western Conference playoff race primer: West won't be so wild - CBSSports.com
The playoff push is on. In the West there are basically just two spots left with the Wild and Stars leading the way. We break down the West wild card race.

J.S. Giguere, last active Hartford Whaler in NHL, 'leaning' toward retirement | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
J.S. Giguere pondering retirement.

Danish hockey players suspended, fired from team after game fixing scandal | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Three Danish hockey players have been fined and suspended by Denmark's first-tier hockey league, Metal Ligaen, after admitting to betting on their own team and match-fixing in January.

The Final Howl

An Idiot's Guide to Hockey Slang : St. Louis Post-Dispatch
With the Blues on such a roll, many non-fans are jumping on the bandwagon. Here is a guide to slang terms you might hear if you are new to the game.

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