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Friday's Coyotes Tracks - wildest dreams

The Phoenix Coyotes succeeded in getting five out of six points on their East Coast road trip while pulling withing a point of the Minnesota Wild. More on those stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Phoenix Coyotes @ New Jersey Devils recap: Devil Dogs - Five For Howling
The Desert Dogs pulled off an unlikely win after giving up a two goal lead, winning in 3-2 in the shootout.

Tippett's call pays off in Coyotes' big trip-ending win | FOX Sports on MSN
Benching Derek Morris and Mike Ribeiro for a second straight game was a gamble.

Coyotes earn crucial win against Devils in shootout -
Thomas Greiss conceded only two goals - and none in the shootout - for the third straight game.

Snake-bitten at Shootout Means Another Nail: New Jersey Devils Fall to Phoenix Coyotes 2-3 - In Lou We Trust
New Jersey Devils took their shootout record down to 0-9 as they lost 1-0 in the shootout to the Phoenix Coyotes for an overall 2-3 loss.

Coyotes’ Moss suffers lower-body injury, will not return against Devils | ProHockeyTalk
David Moss has been a positive possession player all year, so a long-term injury could be problematic.

NHL Playoff Death Watch: Minnesota’s wild slide, Phoenix’s rise in West | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Since we're down to the final moments of postseason life for teams in contention, Puck Daddy solemnly begins a daily countdown to annihilation.

Sundogs News

'Sloppy' effort, but Sundogs pick up a point as race tightens - Prescott Valley Tribune
The Sundogs lost to Wichita Thursday night, but the point was what mattered.

College Hockey

Puck Daddy’s guide to 2014 NCAA Hockey Tournament: An unlikely favorite? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The NCAA hockey tournament begins Friday, so why not do a bit of studying first?

NCAA Tournament Las Vegas Odds - SB Nation College Hockey
The Las Vegas Odds for the 2014 NCAA Tournament Regional Semifinals.

News From Around the Hockey World

Recap: Kings Edge Penguins - Jewels From The Crown
The Kings take seven penalties but kill off every single one as they outlast Pittsburgh 3-2.

Wild @ Blues "Just a bit outside" Recap - Hockey Wilderness
The Wild drop a close one to the Blues tonight. And by close, I mean a 5-1 blowout.

Avs win a fun game over the Canucks in OT - Mile High Hockey
The Avs won out over their old nemesis, holding the Canucks back a bit from a playoff berth and reaching within a point of catching Chicago.

Instant Recap: Winnipeg Jets survive against the San Jose Sharks - Arctic Ice Hockey
Though it wasn't pretty, the Jets found their way past tough competition in the San Jose Sharks.

Nashville Predators 6, Buffalo Sabres 1: Lots of goals highlight a happy night at Bridgestone Arena - On the Forecheck
The Nashville Predators ended their six-game home losing streak with authority, stomping the Buffalo Sabres 6-1 tonight.

Should Minnesota keep starting Kuemper? | ProHockeyTalk
Based on the last two games, probably not. But on Saturday? Totally.

Four teams opponents won't mind seeing in the NHL playoffs -
A look at four teams that are heading in the wrong direction lately, making them less intimidating for potential first-round opponents in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Bobby Ryan to Miss Remainder of Season - Silver Seven
The injured winger is to undergo sports hernia surgery.

Steven Stamkos spin-o-rama highlights 13-round shootout -
This spin-o-rama goal from Steven Stamkos was the highlight of the Tampa Bay Lightning's 13-round shootout win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.

NHL Playoff Race has Dallas Stars Desperate For Points Against Nashville Predators Friday - Defending Big D
Five points back of Phoenix now, and time is nearly out.

Charles Wang in Talks to Sell New York Islanders Majority Stake? - Lighthouse Hockey
New York Islanders owner Charles Wang is in talks to sell a majority stake in the team, according to Bob McKenzie.

Winnipeg. The Media. The Outrage. - Arctic Ice Hockey

Iowa-Charlotte AHL brawl sees 230 PIMs in third period (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Surgeon General's Warning: this post is not for those who are against fighting in hockey.

Here is a dog at a Red Wings game -
One of these things is not like the others.

The Final Howl

Sean Avery calls Martin Brodeur a cheating fatso -