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Saturday's Coyotes Tracks - the wild card hunt heats up

Tonight the Phoenix Coyotes play the Minnesota Wild for possession of the first Wild Card spot in the Western Conference. More on that and other stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

Christian Petersen

Coyotes News

Coyotes have chance to make move in standings | FOX Sports on MSN
Tonight's tilt is absolutely huge for both teams.

Coyotes hot heading into crucial game against Wild - azcentral.com
Coach Dave Tippett said that both Mike Ribeiro and Derek Morris will play down the stretch, but declined to say when and how often.

PACIFIC WAR ROOM - 3.28.14 - The Royal Half
The Pacific War Room is back with a look at all the comings and goings in the NHL's Pacific Division this past week!

Wild game at Phoenix moves needle to "must win" | Star Tribune
Some opposition reading before tonight's game.

Pirates News

AHL: Pirates can’t complete comeback | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Portland nearly erases a four-goal deficit but loses to Providence, 6-5.

Purple dominates Portland Pirates game | Local News - WMTW Home
Players and fans wore purple for Friday night's Portland Pirates game for cancer awareness.

Pirates to induct Lewiston native Tom Caron into Hall of Fame | Sun Journal
The longtime Portland Pirates broadcaster is now a studio host for NESN.

Gladiators News

Greenville squeaks by Gladiators after wild third period | Gwinnett Daily Post
The Gwinnett Gladiators surged in the third quarter Friday night, but came up short of a victory in Greenville.

Sundogs News

Sundogs Win Back & Forth Marathon - Prescott eNews
The Sundogs rode David Rutherford's hat trick to a 6-5 overtime victory.

News From Around the Hockey World

Seven Different Goal Scorers Power Dallas Stars Past Nashville Predators - Defending Big D
Seven different goal scorers. None of them named Jamie Benn or Tyler Seguin.

Flames vs. Rangers Recap: Finns in net are better than Swedes - Matchsticks and Gasoline
As the season winds down, all the Flames want is to end things on a good note. They're doing a good job of that.

Ducks @ Oilers Recap: The Ben Scrivens Show - Anaheim Calling
Ben Scrivens stonewalled and stunned the Ducks, only giving up three goals on 51 shots.

VIDEO: James van Riemsdyk scores four seconds into period - CBSSports.com
James van Riemsdyk set a Maple Leafs record by scoring a goal four seconds into the second period against the Philadelphia Flyers Friday night.

What if the Maple Leafs were honest with themselves? (Trending Topics) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Would things be different in Toronto?

Video: Blackhawks’ Shaw ejected for spearing Senators’ Smith | ProHockeyTalk
Could he be hearing from the league on this one?

Fraser: Can a goal be awarded when the net is knocked off? - TSN
This has happened a fair amount recently.

Penguins F Marcel Goc out three weeks with foot injury - CBSSports.com
Yet another Penguin goes down with an injury.

Lokomotiv's stunning underdog run in KHL playoffs continues hockey fairy tale | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Lokomotiv has become the surprise of the KHL playoffs, knocking off the Western Conference's top two seeds en route to the conference final.

Red Wings Tomas Tatar and Darren Helm Facing Possible Eviction - Winging It In Motown
When the in-arena call to "Make Some Noise" leaves the arena, bad things happen.

The Final Howl

Dion Phaneuf taking a faceoff ends poorly for Toronto - SBNation.com