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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - A new hope

Dallas' loss to Columbus gives the Coyotes renewed hope, Detroit clinches and the Lightning might be in double trouble.

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Frederick Breedon

Coyotes News

Preview: Nashville Predators vs. Phoenix Coyotes
The Nashville Predators play the Phoenix Coyotes at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday in Nashville.

Coyotes look to snap skid, keep playoff hopes alive | FOX Sports on MSN
The Coyotes will try to end a five-game slide Thursday night in their final road game as they meet the Nashville Predators, who have been eliminated from playoff contention.

Coyotes' radio host: Lack of offense crucial to playoff run and future -
The Phoenix Coyotes' ill-timed five-game losing streak could hold them out of the playoffs if they don't gain ground on the Dallas Stars, who sit two points above them in the Western Conference standings.

Phoenix Coyotes roundtable: Playoffs? - Five For Howling
The FFH crew discusses Phoenix's playoff chances and what the future holds for the Coyotes if they make, or don't make, the playoffs.

Gladiators News

Gladiators offer up poor showing in penultimate game | Gwinnett Daily Post
Another lackluster start and the Gwinnett Gladiators were in a hole too big to climb out of against the free-falling Elmira Jackals.

Sundogs News

Dog Caller - Opening round of the playoffs for the Arizona Sundogs - Five For Howling
The Arizona Sundogs began the 2013-2014 CHL Playoffs on the road, facing the Missouri Mavericks on Friday and Sunday.

Arizona College Hockey

ASU Hockey: Gianni Mangone becomes first recruit to 2014-15 squad - House of Sparky
Gianni Mangone becomes the newest Sun Devil to the 2014-15 staff, and brings with him something the Sun Devils didn't have last year.

News From Around the Hockey World

Ducks Claim Pacific Division Title - Anaheim Calling
This sets up the best series of the first round: the Los Angeles Kings versus the San Jose Sharks.

Game Recap- Penguins 4 Wings 3 - Winging It In Motown
The Detroit Red Wings have made the playoffs for their 23rd season.

Blue Jackets make playoffs for 2nd time in franchise history | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Well, now they’ve arrived: The Columbus Blue Jackets made the playoffs for the first time since 2009 with a 3-1 victory over the Dallas Stars, completing the March 10 game that was postponed due to Rich Peverley’s health crisis.

Flames 4, Kings 3 (SO) Recap - Matchsticks and Gasoline
The Flames blew a 3-0 lead to the LA Kings at home tonight, but rebounded to win the game 4-3 in the shootout thanks to goals by Jiri Hudler and Sean Monahan and an outstanding performance by Karri Ramo.

Peter Budaj scores overtime winner on himself -
Overtime own goals are the worst own goals

Marc-Andre Fleury makes blind, sprawling save in shootout -
As far as shootout saves go, they do not get much better than this stop by Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Kris Letang is back leading the rush -
This is what the Pittsburgh Penguins were missing when Kris Letang was out of the lineup.

Bolts lose Bishop for remainder of regular season, playoffs uncertain | ProHockeyTalk
They'll know more next week.

NHLPA files grievance after Bolts terminate Helenius contract | ProHockeyTalk
Tampa Bay parted ways with the Finnish netminder in February.

Trevor Linden tabbed new President of Hockey Ops for Canucks -
The Canucks have a new president. Trevor Linden was appointed to the position a day after Mike Gillis was fired in Vancouver.

Canucks owner threatens legal action after papers suggest he was behind Tortorella hire | ProHockeyTalk
Fun times in Vancouver.

Reports: Leafs reach out to Brendan Shanahan about front-office role -
Might big changes be coming to the Maple Leafs? According to reports, MLSE reached out to Brendan Shanahan about a role in their front office.

Reimer: ‘Fair question’ if he’ll ask for trade out of Toronto | ProHockeyTalk
He's just not willing to answer it right now.

The last days of Barry Trotz in Nashville | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
They’ve missed the postseason for two straight seasons, getting eliminated on Tuesday night in a shootout loss to Dallas.

The Final Howl

VIDEO: Halifax Mooseheads use ice for cool pregame display -
The Halifax Mooseheads in the QMJHL have taken the on-ice projection game to a new level in the playoffs with a cool pregame show.