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Coyotes Tracks - April 1st, 2012 - 1,000 Points For The Wizard (no joke)

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If you missed last night's game know that this is not an April Fools Day joke, Ray Whitney got his 1,000th career point against the Anaheim Ducks, and 40 seconds later got his 1,001st with a goal, in a game that featured the Phoenix Coyotes winning 4-0. The win gives the Coyotes 91 points, they are currently in 7th place tied with the LA Kings who have the tie breaker because they have earned 8 points against the Coyotes this year with a record of 3-1-2, and the Coyotes have only earned 7 points with a record of 3-2-1.

Coyotes vs. Ducks Post Game News

Anaheim Ducks @ Phoenix Coyotes Postgame: Another Amazing Shutout - Five For Howling

Milestone night for ageless wonder Whitney |
Whitney's milestone moment in Coyotes' win epitomizes unlikely career that doesn't seem near its end.

Special Teams Undo Ducks in a 4-0 Loss to Coyotes - Anaheim Calling

03/31/2012 Ray Whitney Press Conference Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes

03/31/2012 'Yotes Quotes: Post-Game Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes

Ducks vs. Coyotes - 03/31/2012 - Phoenix Coyotes - Recap Interviews 04/01/2012
Mike Smith talks about his second shut out in as many games. Interviews 04/01/2012
Radim Vrbata talks about the win last night.

Anaheim Ducks at Phoenix Coyotes Game Recap - 03/31/2012 |
Mike Smith had 44 saves in his second straight shutout and Ray Whitney passed 1,000 career points with a goal and assist in the Phoenix Coyotes' 4-0 rout of the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night.

Ray Whitney scores 1,000th point in Coyotes win | ProHockeyTalk
Mike Smith now has back-to-back shutouts.

More links after the jump...

Coyotes News

Coyotes Announce 2011-12 Team Award Winners - Phoenix Coyotes - News
The Coyotes announce who won the team awards including MVP, the Desert Schools Leading Scorer, the Jukka Nieminen Memorial Trophy, and the Gila River Casinos Man of the Year Award.

Bill Daly has an interesting statement on the Coyotes | ProHockeyTalk
Not really anything new with this statement, more of the same really.

Pirates News

Pirates lose, allow OT goal in last second | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Portland is beaten by Bridgeport 4-3 and falls two points out of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Gladiators News

Gladiators fall to Everblades 5-2 | AccessNorthGa
The Gladiators lost their regular season finale, they will be going to the 2012 Kelly Cup Playoffs on Tuesday night though.

News From Around the Hockey World

CTV reporter on Leafs’ season is mad as hell, not gonna take it anymore (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
A CTV reporter is mad about the performance this year and even though Lance Brown doesn't think that losing is funny, his quest for answers may make you laugh.

Sharks win Game 1 of pivotal home-and-home, shut out Stars 3-0 - Fear The Fin
At least they kept it in regulation.

Flames At Canucks Recap ; Three Dressed Up As A Nine (3-2Wo/t) - Nucks Misconduct
The Flames managed to take the Canucks to overtime and get a point, but they will not be making the playoffs this season.

Minnesota Wild vs. Los Angeles Kings: Game Recap - Hockey Wilderness
The Wild won last night 4-3, unfortunately it was during a shootout giving the Kings a point.

The Strength To Go On: Hawks 5 - Preds 4 - Second City Hockey
The Blackhawks beat the Predators last night in a big game, guaranteeing them a 6th seed or better.

Game 79 Recap: This Was A Triumph - The Cannon
The Jackets have embraced the spoiler role, extending their winning streak and frustrating St. Louis as the Blues looked to clinch the Central Division title and the first overall seed in the Western Conference.

Bottoms Up: Who was supposed to be in the NHL basement? | Backhand Shelf | Blogs |
A look at who were supposed to be the worst teams in the NHL. Everyone thought the Coyotes would be at the bottom of the Pacific. Yeah that didn't happen.

Saturday’s Three Stars: Whitney hits 1000; Jets, Bolts, Isles, Flames eliminated; Hawks, Devils clinch | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Mike Smith got the number 1 Star, but Ray Whitney gets a lot of love too.

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