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Friday's Coyotes Tracks - seeing red

Antti Niemi saw a lot of red last night from the goal light behind him, and the Bruins parted the Red Sea in Detroit to take a 3-1 series lead. More on those stories and others in today's edition of the Tracks.

Harry How

Playoffs News

Bruins take game 4 in OT against Detroit, head back to Boston up 3-1 in series - Stanley Cup of Chowder
A rather close contest all the way through, but Jarome Iginla pinballed the OT winner into the net to give the Bruins a stranglehold on the series.

Brad Marchand misses 2 wide open nets -
Good job, Brad.

Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche: TIED SERIES - Hockey Wilderness
Colorado took 12 shots on net in the entire game. 12. This is a playoff team.

Game Four Recap: Kings Chase Niemi, Keep Series Alive With 6-3 Win - Jewels From The Crown
Justin Williams, Marian Gaborik, and the Kings' forwards lead a desperate Kings team to an emphatic Game 4 victory.

NHL playoffs: Stop sitting on that 2-goal lead -
Are NHL teams too conservative when they get a two-goal lead, and what impact is that having on the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs?

Rangers Vs. Flyers: It's A Must Win Game, But For Who? - Blueshirt Banter
Game 4 is a must win game. But for which team?

NHL Playoffs: Dallas Stars' Key Injuries Called "Game-Time" Decisions for Game 5 Friday - Defending Big D
The bumps and bruises are piling up on both sides, and information on injuries is drying up fast.

Stanley Cup playoffs: How the Blackhawks overcame the silence, beat the Blues in Game 4 -
In the third period on Wednesday night in Chicago, the United Center silence felt like the end of a title defense. Then the Blackhawks overcame it.

Marc-Andre Fleury and Game 5, his most important moment in some time - PensBurgh
The Pittsburgh Penguins have a huge Game 5 on their hands. Marc-Andre Fleury is at a cross-roads, and how he performs could determine how much longer his career as a Penguin continues.

Flyers vs. Rangers, Game 4: Steve Mason will get the start - Broad Street Hockey
The Flyers starting goaltender will return to the crease to begin Game 4.

Coyotes News

Arizona Senate Shows No Love For Phoenix Coyotes - Forbes
The Phoenix Coyotes remain the only major Arizona-based professional sports team without a specialized license plate after the Arizona Senate shot down a bill that would have allowed for the production of same.

Henrik Samuelsson and Miles Koules Will Resume Their Friendship After the WHL East Finals - Edmonton Sun
The Phoenix Coyotes' prospect is as good at throwing punches as he is at taking shots.

Pirates News

Stevenson signs AHL deal with Portland - Regina Leader-Post
Dyson Stevenson, who put up 38 goals and 38 assists this season, said he chose Portland because the Coyotes were the first team to show interest in him.

Sundogs News

Denver beats Sundogs, heads home needing 1 to clinch - Prescott Valley Tribune
Goaltender of the Year Andrew Engelage's injury meant Adam Brown was in net.

News From Around the Hockey World

NHL stats: How good is a 'replacement-level' goaltender? -
How good is a replacement-level goaltender in the NHL? Ask the Flyers, who have employed several on the list.

A Closer Look At Kris Versteeg - Second City Hockey
An in-depth look at the Blackhawks' forward.

Ryan Callahan open to staying with Lightning, considering options -
Ryan Callahan is still set to be a free agent this summer and with the Lightning now eliminated, he says he's open to staying in Tampa but hasn't thought much about his options yet.

Why did Matt Cooke only get suspended seven games? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Kneeing tends to be taken more seriously than blows to the head when it comes to supplemental discipline.

Linden meets with Neely to talk about…stuff | ProHockeyTalk
Bruins Assistant General Manager Jim Benning's name probably came up.

The Final Howl

Eulogy: Remembering the 2013-14 Tampa Bay Lightning | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
It's that time of year again.