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Coyotes Tracks - April 23, 2012 - Sweet Home Chicago

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The Phoenix Coyotes are a perfect 4-0 at the United Center this season. They look to make it 5-0 this evening in Game 6 of their NHL Quarterfinal Playoff series with the Chicago Blackhawks. If you want to save yourself heartache for two and a half hours you probably should just turn your television on in time for the inevitable overtime period. Speaking of TV, the game tonight can be viewed at 6 p.m. MST on Fox Sports Arizona Plus in the Grand Canyon State. The game will be shown in the rest of the USA on CNBC and on TSN in Canada.

Links after the jump...

Coyotes vs. Blackhawks Series News

To beat Hawks, Coyotes must overcome history - Fox Sports Arizona
Craig Morgan talks about the Yotes ugly playoff past with quotes from former Coyote all-star Teppo Numminen.

Phoenix Coyotes still in the driver's seat - The Arizona Republic
One win in the next two games gets the Yotes a date with the Predators.

Phoenix Coyotes' power play in need of a jolt - The Arizona Republic
Sadly, this article could have been written at any point in the last 4 years.

Coyotes' closing woes strike again - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
Painful reminders.

No surprise: Blackhawks rule out Marian Hossa for Game 6 - ProHockeyTalk
Marian Hossa is still not healthy.

Andrew Shaw will make net-front presence felt in return - Chicago Sun-Times
Shaw returns to the lineup tonight after serving his 3 game suspension.

Blackhawks Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp feeling pinch of Coyotes’ ‘D’ - Chicago Sun-Times
The Dogs have been making life hard for the Hawks skill guys.

Nick Leddy must keep it going after a high 5 - Chicago Sun-Times
Or he could decide not to which would clearly be the better choice.

Chicago Blackhawks: Blackhawks hope home is sweet in Game 6 -
The Yotes have owned the Hawks in the Windy City this season.

Konroyd: Desperation factor has Hawks on a safer ledge - CSN Chicago
The Coyotes look to push them off said ledge this evening.

The Desert Dog Blog: Series Has Tied Record for 'Free Hockey' - The Desert Dog Blog - by Dave Vest
With 5 games going into overtime the Coyotes have tied the record of consecutive games going to overtime, set in 1951 during the finals between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens.

Coyotes News

Defense dominates Coyotes prospect awards - Hockey's Future
Hockey's Future hands out kudos to who they see as the best in the pipeline as well as who is underachieving.

NHL Playoff Action

Kings eliminate the Canucks with 2-1 overtime win -
Jarret Stoll finished off last year's Western Conference Champs last night.

ECQF Game 6: Flyers Dominate 5-1, Knock (Knock) Out Penguins in 6 - Broad Street Hockey
Bryz again outduels the Penguins "elite" goalie and the Flyers move on to Round 2.

NHL Playoffs 2012: Bruins 4, Capitals 3 (OT) Seguin's Dry Spell Ends as Boston Forces a Game Seven - Stanley Cup of Chowder
The Bruins forced a Game 7 this coming Wednesday.

It sounds like Daniel Alfredsson is just about ready to come back - Backhand Shelf -
Ottawa's captain coming back is likely to make Rangers fans feel queasy.

Outcoached in 2011 Playoffs, Laviolette Turns in Masterful Effort Against Penguins " The Hockey Guys
Lavy proved to be a mastermind in Round 1.

News From Around The Hockey World

U.S. wins fourth-straight U-18 gold - - 2012 NHL Draft
For the third year in a row, the United States defeated Sweden in the gold-medal game of the U-18 Worlds. It is the U.S.'s fourth gold in a row.

AHL Playoffs: Monarchs Snap Admirals' 29-Game Winning Streak - Jewels From The Crown
In case you missed the news, Norfolk finally lost on Saturday night. Another feather in the cap of the Kings organization this postseason.

The Final Howl

Eulogy: Remembering the 2011-12 Detroit Red Wings - Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports

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