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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - The Devil's due

The Coyotes will go to New Jersey with Connor Murphy, the Nucks score a win and a Roberto Luongo profile piece that deserves a read, all in today's tracks!

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Christian Petersen

Coyotes News

Coyotes Recall Murphy from AHL - Phoenix Coyotes - News
Look who's back back back, back again gain gain

Coyotes notes: Stating a timeline for Smith's return is difficult | FOX Sports on MSN
Coyotes will have better idea of Mike Smith's timetable for return when sees team doctor in Phoenix on Friday.

Thomas Greiss has chance to show No. 1 goalie mettle --
Greiss will be between the pipes when the Coyotes close out a road trip in New Jersey.

Phoenix Coyotes Roundtable: Does the new NHL playoff format make sense? - Five For Howling
Sports writer and 3TV social media manager Brad Denny joins us to discuss NHL expansion, playoff formats and who will lead the Coyotes in points.

Pirates News

Pirates fall to Worcester, 5-3 | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Former Maine coach Roy Sommer of the Worcester Sharks sets an AHL record by coaching his 1,275th game.

Gladiators News

Gladiators bring in two forwards | Gwinnett Daily Post
The Gwinnett Gladiators signed forwards Chris Culligan and Josh Derko on Wednesday. In addition, forward Dan Radke was released.

Sundogs News

Dog Caller - Arizona Sundogs go fishing and hook a playoff spot - Five For Howling
The Arizona Sundogs remained at home for games against the Denver Cutthroats on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

News From Around the Hockey World

Flames vs. Ducks Recap: Moral victories - Matchsticks and Gasoline
If the Flames played all games like this one - and lately, they have been - then nobody would be able to find fault with them (other than the whole still-not-really-all-that-great thing, really, but time will likely take care of that).

A " Living On a Prayer" Game Recap ( 5-2 W ) - Nucks Misconduct
The Canucks rode 2 unassisted goals from Booth, some great saves early by Lack, and production from Kesler, Kassian, and Daniel Sedin, ( his first in 24 games ) to make Wild fans mutter darkly of regression, and keep their faint playoff hopes alive.

Rangers Vs. Flyers Recap: Rangers Drop Flyers 3-1, Extend Win Streak To Five - Blueshirt Banter
The New York Rangers picked up their fifth straight win, and defeated the Philadelphia Flyers by a final score of 3-1.

Florida Panthers fire assistant GM Mike Santos - Litter Box Cats
Tallon: "We need to go in a different direction"; Horachek next?

No physical limitations for Kris Letang - PensBurgh
Kris Letang has no physical limitations and has been cleared by doctors to return when he wants...When will that be?

Why can’t the Washington Capitals hold a 2-goal lead? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
One sympathizes.

Hockey Hall of Fame overhauls selection committee, ’14 inductees to be announced June 24th | ProHockeyTalk
John Davidson, Bob Clarke, David Poile and Luc Robitaille are coming aboard.

Sutter calls out ‘undisciplined officiating,’ says rules change after GM meetings | ProHockeyTalk
Something something 2011 Western Conference Finals something something

Don Cherry's latest crusade: Those damn American college hockey players -
Don Cherry doesn't like that NHL teams sign college free agents. Don Cherry is old, angry and completely incorrect.

How Roberto Luongo Saved Vancouver --
In time, any serious hockey market will destroy its $64 million goaltender.

The Final Howl

LOOK: Patrick Sharp photobombs newlywed's picture from ice -
One couple held their wedding reception at United Center and decided to take some pictures by the ice during warmups. Patrick Sharp couldn't resist getting in the shot.