Saturday's Coyotes Tracks - Really?

Christian Petersen

The Phoenix Coyotes may have lost an extra point in the most horrific fashion yet this season. More on that and other stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

Coyotes News

Edmonton Oilers vs. Phoenix Coyotes recap: missing point - Five For Howling
The Edmonton Oilers defeated the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 in a shootout on Friday night.

'Demoralizing' loss caps disastrous week for Coyotes | FOX Sports on MSN
"There are bad weeks at the office and there are train wrecks that plunge off a 1,000-foot-high suspension bridge." Guess which one this week was?

Coyotes lose lead late, fall in shootout to Oilers - azcentral.com
Two points in three games. Not good.

Oilers Surpass 62 Points in a Win Against Phoenix - The Copper & Blue
The Oilers beat the Coyotes 3-2 in the Shootout to surpass the 62 point plateau.

PACIFIC WAR ROOM - 4.2.14 - The Royal Half
If you're feeling masochistic...

Coyotes lose in shootout after Thomas Greiss turnover - SBNation.com
If you're REALLY feeling masochistic...

Coyotes’ Hanzal suffers lower-body injury, won’t return | ProHockeyTalk
Great.

Coyotes coach Dave Tippett tinkering with front lines - azcentral.com
The Coyotes are mixing up their trios on the brink of the final week of the regular season.

Are the Phoenix Coyotes a Legitimate Playoff Team? | Bleacher Report
Kind of hard to see right now.

Pirates News

Sports Digest: Pirates reschedule home games | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
A circus booked in Lewiston leads to the changes.

Gladiators News

Gladiators power past potent Greenville for 7-3 victory | Gwinnett Daily Post
The Gwinnett Gladiators scored four unanswered goals and steamrolled a formidable Greenville team in a 7-3 victory on Friday night.

Sundogs News

Mavericks score early, often to strike first in best-of-7 series - The Prescott Daily Courier
A rough start to the Sundogs' playoff series.

News From Around the Hockey World

Game Recap: Taking Care of Business - Sabres 2 at Red Wings 3 - Winging It In Motown
In a game where two points were sitting right there for the taking, the Red Wings just barely took them.

Nashville @ Anaheim Recap: Murphy's Law - Anaheim Calling
Anything that could go wrong did for the Ducks, as they were doomed by yet another slow start.

Game 78 Recap: Punch to the Gut - The Cannon
The Jackets hung in there. At times they dominated. Blackhawks still won. Uggh.

Columbus loses important point in playoff race on last-second goal - SBNation.com
If the Columbus Blue Jackets end up missing the playoffs, this is going to be the game and play they end up looking back on.

NHL referee Don Van Massenhoven to officiate final game in Detroit - NHL.com
Massenhoven has officiated 1,278 regular season games, 87 Stanley Cup Playoff games, and the 2008 NHL Winter Classic.

Sutter close to overseeing fourth Jennings Trophy with third team | ProHockeyTalk
Jonathan Quick would be the only Kings' goaltender to qualify.

NHL All-Star Game in Nashville getting closer to reality - On the Forecheck
Folks have been musing over the opportunity for Nashville to host the NHL All-Star Weekend for several years now, but today's article over at the Tennessean makes it sound like an official announcement could come soon.

The mystifying (mis)usage of P.K. Subban by Michel Therrien - Eyes On The Prize
An interesting look at how the Habs coach uses arguably the best defenseman in the NHL.

Bogus interference call robs Senators of goal - SBNation.com
There are bad calls, and then there is this call in the Montreal-Ottawa game on Friday.

John Tortorella among NHL coaches who could be sent packing soon - CBSSports.com
With the season nearing completion, it could be the end of the line for several head coaches around the NHL.

The Final Howl

NHL Grab Bag: Bandanna Man Is an Example for Us All - Grantland

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