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Sunday's Coyotes Tracks - State of the Union

Union wins it all, an NHL player arrested for cocaine possession and the Coyotes lose again on today's Tracks.

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Coyotes News

San Jose Sharks vs. Phoenix Coyotes recap: youth movement - Five For Howling
The San Jose Sharks defeated the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 on Saturday night.

Offseason actions will speak volumes about Coyotes' future | FOX Sports Arizona
Dave Tippett experienced a level of disappointment Friday night that he had never experienced in his NHL coaching career, missing the postseason for two consecutive years.

Coyotes drop 7th straight game in loss to Sharks -
Considering the Coyotes were in contention until the final week of the regular season and will finish at most six points shy of a playoff seed, blame for their demise could be directed at one source.

Coyotes Recall Gaudet from OHL, Sign O'Donoghue to Entry-Level Contract - Phoenix Coyotes
The Coyotes recalled forward Tyler Gaudet from the OHL and have forward Dan O'Donoghue of Mercyhurst College (AHA) to a two-year contract.

Gladiators News

Gladiators rout Jackals in finale 7-0 | Gwinnett Daily Post
Gladiators wrap up disappointing season at home

News From Around the Hockey World

Union captures first NCAA championship with 7-4 win over Minnesota | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Union College overcame another early deficit and claimed their first ever NCAA national championship Saturday night by defeating the Minnesota Golden Gophers 7-4 in front of 18,742 fans at Wells Fargo Center.

New York Islanders Sale Talks: $370M valuation is complicated - Lighthouse Hockey
New York Islanders sale talks reportedly continue with one bidder, though there are several hurdles and it continues to look like no deal for all or even part of the team is imminent.

Hershey Bears stake claim as AHL Hockeytown: Sunday Long Read -
The Hershey Bears and Washington Capitals have built a dynasty in the American Hockey League.

Reimer admits he’s ‘really sad’ if his time with Toronto is over | ProHockeyTalk
"There definitely were some thoughts like that."

Bylsma: Hartnell vs. Letang felt like 'a guy picking on a guy who had a stroke' - The Hockey News
Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma wasn't thrilled with Scott Hartnell going after Kris Letang, saying off-handedly that the Philadelphia Flyers forward was "picking on a guy who had a stroke."

Pens’ Bylsma insists comment about Hartnell picking on Letang was meant in jest | ProHockeyTalk
The two players exchanged roughing minors on Saturday.

2014 NHL Playoffs: Dallas Stars to Face Anaheim Ducks in the First Round of Stanley Cup Bracket - Defending Big D
The Stars know the enemy they will face in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and it is a familiar one.

Detroit Red Wings Playoff Matchup Set: Detroit will play Boston in the First Round - Winging It In Motown
The Wings know their first round opponent.

AHL game cancelled due to damage from a foam rave -
An AHL game was cancelled because foam ravers partied too hard. No, really.

Sabres G Matt Hackett stretchered off ice after collision -
Sabres goaltender Matt Hackett had to be stretchered off the ice after a collision with Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug.

Backstrom: ‘We’re the ones that should be ashamed’ | ProHockeyTalk
The Caps missing the playoffs has Washington bummed out.

Stefan Elliott recalled from Lake Erie - Mile High Hockey
While good news for Elliott, this is bad news for Barrie.

Hurricanes Sign Forward Patrick Brown to Entry Level Contract - Canes Country
Brown just completed his senior season at Boston College where he served as team captain for the Eagles.

Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin among reasons why Dallas Stars clinched spot in postseason -
The Dallas Stars are back in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2008.'s Dan Rosen identifies five reasons why they made it.

Rookie Torey Krug finding Boston to his liking -
Torey Krug sat down with Kathryn Tappen and shared what he's thinking this year, how he grew on the team and what his role is in the locker room.

Dustin Tokarski signs two year contract extension - Eyes On The Prize
Marc Bergevin has decided he's liked what he's seen from the young netminder.

PRESIDENT'S TROPHY. Bruins beat Sabres 4-1 in semi-meaningless game - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Bruins are your 2013-2014 president's trophy winners!

Flyers vs. Penguins: Overtime goal locks in playoff matchup - Broad Street Hockey
The Flyers, thanks to an overtime goal by Mark Streit, now know exactly what they'll be doing when the playoffs start next week -- but they may not know yet who will be in net for them.

Nashville Predators 7, Chicago Blackhawks 5: The two teams fought until the last shot on an impressive showing on national television. - On the Forecheck
There is probably a crater around Bridgestone Arena right now with how epic that fight was between the Preds and Hawks.

Sens win Bleh-ttle of Ontario - Silver Seven
The Senators defeated the Maple Leafs in a battle for pride (and pride alone)

Smyth Ends it with a Win - The Copper & Blue
The Canucks out play the Oilers but can't beat Smyth's night. Oilers win 5-2

The Final Howl

Bruins fan draws Jordan Caron in 'shirts off our backs' ceremony, rues her rotten luck (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Imagine the excitement of being in that line, with a player's name in your envelope. There's plenty of star power on the Bruins. Why, you might Zdeno Chara, Milan Lucic or Jarome Iginla! So many fabulous players!