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Friday's Coyotes Tracks - Here Comes The Pain

Thursday night's NHL playoff action has a bit of everything; Incredible goaltending performances, offensive fireworks, and questionable hits. In Coyotes related news, the Portland Pirates followed in the footsteps of the Glads and Sundogs by bowing out of the AHL playoffs in the first round.

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Coyotes News

Ownership absence will likely limit Phoenix Coyotes’ resources to re-sign Mike Smith
Smith continues to sound like he wants a long term deal.

Phoenix Coyotes would be prudent to keep coach as resourceful as Dave Tippett - AZCentral
Obvious things are obvious?

Pirates News

Just like that, Pirates are done - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Portland blew another late lead.

Pirates playoff run over before it ever began - Maine Hockey Journal
The Crunch finished off their sweep of the Pirates last night.

News From Around the Hockey World

Yes! Then No for a while. Then Yes Again! Wings 5 - 4 Ducks (OT) - Winging It In Motown
Crazy times in the O.C. last night.

2013 NHL playoffs -- Danny DeKeyser, broken thumb, out for Detroit Red Wings - ESPN
The Wings won the game, but losing the rookie d-man is a big blow.

Berglund, Jackman, Elliott Lift Blues To 2-0 Series Lead Over Defending Champion Kings - St. Louis Game Time
The Kings head home in a bit of trouble.

Capitals vs. Rangers, Game 1 Recap: Huge Hometown Second, Holtby Holds On for 3-1 Win - Japers' Rink
The Caps took a 1-0 series lead over the Rangers with a game winning goal from Marcus Johansson and strong play from goaltender Holtby in the third.

2013 NHL Playoffs: Ottawa Senators steal 4-2 victory in Game One against Montreal Canadiens - Silver Seven
The Ottawa Senators were down to the Montreal Canadiens entering the third period, but then the #PeskySens came out and everything went bonkers.

Lars Eller suffers bloody injury after Eric Gryba hit -
Warning: not for the squeamish. Gryba is scheduled to have a hearing on the incident this morning.

Kings vs. Blues Game 2 Update: Dustin Brown scores, knees a guy -
Coyotes fans aren't surprised in the slightest.

Andrew Ference suspended 1 game by NHL for check to head of Mikhail Grabovski | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
The BOS/TOR series is all of one game old and there is already a Shanaban.

The Final Howl

Google Glass hockey looks pretty incredible (Video) - Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Imagine hockey visors having the tech to communicate and show video. Not such a far fetched idea anymore.