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Coyotes Tracks - April 28th, 2012 - Starting Out Strong

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The way the hockey pundits were talking the past few days we were expecting the Phoenix Coyotes and Nashville Predators' game to go into overtime 0-0. Proving that they are not to be trusted during these playoff series though the Coyotes won the game 4-3 in overtime, with goals from Radim Vrbata, Rostislav Klesla, Mikkel Boedker, and the game winning goal coming from Ray Whitney. The Coyotes hopefully can build off that momentum with their next game on Sunday, although during the last series the Coyotes won their first match and lost the second.

In today's tracks we have news from last nights game, as well as some news from around the hockey world all after the jump.

Coyotes vs. Predators Game 1 Post Game News

Predators vs. Coyotes - 04/27/2012 - Phoenix Coyotes - Recap

Phoenix Coyotes take down Nashville Predators in overtime in Game 1 | AZ Central

Coyotes survive Predators' late goal, win in OT | Fox Sports Arizona

Boedker is blossoming in the playoffs | ProHockeyTalk
He has three goals and five points in seven postseason games. Interviews 04/28/2012
Coach Tippett answers questions Interviews 04/28/2012
Interview with Ray Whitney Interviews 04/28/2012
Interview with Mike Smith Interviews 04/28/2012
Interview with Mikkel Boedker

Coyotes 4, Predators 3: Mike Smith & faceoffs cost Nashville the opener - On the Forecheck

Coyotes News

A great honor for one of the Coyotes prospects. Hopefully he will be great when he gets to the NHL in a few years.

Coyotes Hope for Real Home-Ice Advantage - Phoenix Coyotes - Features
With a win in the first round the Coyotes may have set the precedent for home-ice advantage.

Phoenix Coyotes (3) vs. Nashville Predators (4): 10 things to know about semifinal series (Preview) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Puck Daddy gives some things they think we should know before the series.

Friday’s Three Stars: Coyotes strike first, take Game 1 in OT vs. Predators | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
2 Coyotes were stars of the evening. Can you guess which ones?

NHL Playoffs Preview: Why the Phoenix Coyotes Will Down the Predators - The Hockey Writers
One of the few who picked the Yotes.

The 303:30 – 2-time Stanley Cup champ Bobby Holik and a Preds, Coyotes preview with Carl Putnam | Section 303
Carl joins the Cellblock 303 guys to answer their questions on what to expect from the Coyotes.

WCSF: Phoenix Coyotes vs Nashville Predators: The Coaches - Five For Howling
Who will prove to be the better coach in the Phoenix Coyotes/Nashville Predators series?

News From Around the Hockey World

NHL playoffs: Four burning questions in the Western Conference's surprising semi-finals | Sports | National Post
Four big questions about the Western Conference semifinals. Apparently these four teams are making peoples' heads explode.

Here are some crazy(ish) facts about the first round of the playoffs | ProHockeyTalk
Some interesting facts about the first round of the playoffs.

The top 10 saves from the first round of playoffs | Backhand Shelf | Blogs |
Smith doing a save against Chicago was number 2.

Bad Stories: Five Terrible Hockey Narratives and Why They Need to Go - Backhand Shelf -
The generic and uncomplicated storylines that take away from the truth.

8 simple thoughts… from the NHL’s first round of the playoffs | Backhand Shelf | Blogs |
Lessons learned from the first round, although they forgot to include "don't listen to the pundits."

No Canadian clubs left? No problem | Hockey | CBC Sports
Canadians should cheer for the Coyotes because we have the most Canadian-raised players.

The Final Howl

Brendan Shanahan meets his critic in the most surreal image of NHL postseason (PHOTO) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Brendan Shanahan runs into a guy with a "Shanahan you suck!" poster at MSG

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