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Saturday's Coyotes Tracks - Less Meaning Than Before

With elimination from the playoffs all but assured, the Coyotes will look to play spoiler heading into the final week of the season. Their first chance will be tonight against the Chicago Blackhawks. We have all of yesterday's hockey related news in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Christian Petersen

Coyotes News

Dave Tippett: Goalie Chad Johnson is our guy right now -
Appears Johnson may be in net tonight in Chicago.

No regrets for Coyotes captain Doan - Fox Sports Arizona
"I’m where I’m supposed to be."

Fraser: Checking out incidents from Blues-Coyotes game - TSN
Former NHL official Kerry Fraser weighs in about a couple of incidents from the 3rd period of Thursday's game.

Phoenix Coyotes’ Chicago experience different this season -
Sarah McLellan on what could have been.

Pirates News

Brown pushes Pirates into playoffs - Maine Hockey Journal
Forward Chris Brown was involved in all 3 of Portland's goals.

Pirates earn points for persistence - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Coyotes have an AHL affiliate in the playoffs for the first time since '08.

Gladiators News

Gladiators can't hold off Cyclones in third - Gwinnett Daily Post
The Glads lose the first of their two home games in the series.

News From Around the Hockey World

Friday's NHL Scores -
Links to recaps of last night's action.

Flames fans say to goodbye to Miikka Kiprusoff (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
It's highly likely the Kipper has played his final game in Calgary.

Ilya Kovalchuk returns to lineup Saturday for New Jersey Devils - - News
Too little, too late for the Devils.

B's doubt Iginla 'will be welcomed into building' | Comcast SportsNet -
There are still some hard feelings about this one in Beantown.

Defenseman Erik Karlsson practices with Ottawa - NHL -
Sens fans will be relieved to see this.

The Final Howl

After viral video, disillusioned young fan meets Sharks, gets Ryane Clowe jersey | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports