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Coyotes Tracks - March 18, 2012 - Ten Games Left

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The NHL season ends in three weeks. The Phoenix Coyotes have that time period to find a way to get into the postseason. They find themselves in 10th place in the Western Conference as of this morning. After two days and nights of watching other teams play and pass them in the standings, the Coyotes can help themselves tonight by sweeping their season series with the Edmonton Oilers. The game starts at 5 p.m. MST and can be viewed on Fox Sports Arizona Plus.

Links after the jump...

Coyotes News

Phoenix Coyotes @ Edmonton Oilers Preview: Sweeping The Oilers - Five For Howling
Mr. Lebowski previews tonight's matchup.

Coyotes vs. Oilers - 03/18/2012 - Phoenix Coyotes - Preview's Matthew Mankiewich preview's tonight's battle.

Phoenix Coyotes' Paul Bissonnette's world is changing - The Arizona Republic
In depth piece on the Coyotes' enforcer and how he has dealt with not being in the lineup for most of the season.

News About Tonight's Enemy

Oilers’ Eberle, Nugent-Hopkins get high marks in chemistry - Edmonton Journal
The future is bright for the Oil due to the presence of the two talented young forwards.

Pirates News

The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram - Pirates recover from slow start
The Prates cam back from two goals down to win. They sit 2 points back of the final playoff spot.

Pirates overcome slow start to beat Sound Tigers - Maine Hockey Journal
GMDM was in attendance for the game.

Gladiators News

Gladiators clinch playoff berth with thrilling comeback over Greenville - Gwinnett Daily Post
At least one team affiliated with Phoenix's hockey club is going to the postseason for sure.

Sundogs News

Wichita downs 'Dogs, remains the CHL team to beat - The Prescott Daily Courier - Prescott, Arizona
Another game, another loss.

News From Around the Hockey World

Martin Havlat proves to be the difference in San Jose Sharks thrilling 3-2 overtime victory over the Detroit Red Wings - Fear The Fin
The Sharks win moved them ahead of the Yotes and into 8th place in the West,

Kings 4, Predators 2: No Hollywood Ending - On the Forecheck
With the win the Kings leapfrogged the Coyotes last night.

St. (Sidney) Patrick's Day: Pens crush Devils 5-2 for 11th straight win - PensBurgh
Sid helped the Pens cause with only three assists. Slacker.

Game 71: St. Louis Blues versus Tampa Bay Lightning - Raw Charge
Jaden Schartz is already paying dividends for the Blues. Not the news the rest of the West wants to hear.

Blue Jackets At Canucks Recap ; Long Time Gone (4-3W) - Nucks Misconduct
Unlike Phoenix, the Canucks found a way to solve Columbus.

Bruins 3, Flyers 2: In Which The Flyers Didn't Win? - Broad Street Hockey
The Flyers play again on national TV today when they host the Pens.

Bill Guerin beginning a new career - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
The former NHL forward is now working in the Pens front office.

The Final Howl

Down Goes Brown: A look inside the NHL's 50-goal club

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