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Monday's Coyotes Tracks - Stayin' alive

Florida helps out Phoenix, a blood-oozing skate and a charity hockey game brawl on today's Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Stars split keeps Phoenix Coyotes alive for playoffs -
A 0-1-2 performance by the Coyotes during the second-to-last week of the regular season certainly didn't improve their playoff hopes.

West Update: Dallas vs. Phoenix could be photo finish | ProHockeyTalk
They will play against each other in the last night of the regular season.

NHL Announces Participating Teams for Kraft Hockeyville 2014 Winner and Host Town, Sylvan Lake, Alberta - Phoenix Coyotes
The Coyotes will play a preseason game vs. the Calgary Flames at Sylvan Lake, Alberta as part of Kraft Hockeyville 2014.

News From Around the Hockey World

Why was Matt Greene’s skate oozing blood on the ice? (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Fro At first glance, one assumed it was either the skate of Ryan Kesler or Jonathan Quick that sliced him. But according to Greene after the game, it was the puck that was the culprit. It hit his shin, right on a pressure spot.

P.K. Subban meets young Canadiens fan he accidentally hit with puck (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
While netting at NHL arenas provides protection for those fans sitting behind it, if you're sitting on either side of the penalty boxes or benches, there's the still the chance a puck could fly your way.

Playoff Countdown: Questions abound in NHL season's final week -
The regular season ends Sunday, but there are still plenty of questions that need answers before the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 16.

Ilya Bryzgalov unsure if he'll play against next season -
Ilya Bryzgalov has been good for the Wild but the free agent after this season isn't sure if he'll be back in Minnesota next season, or anywhere else for that matter.

Report: Iginla bonuses will cost Bruins next season | ProHockeyTalk
It put them well over the cap ceiling.

Zac Rinaldo given match penalty for head hit on Chad Ruhwedel (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The Philadelphia Flyers held a comfortable 4-0 third period lead over the Buffalo Sabres Sunday night when Zac Rinaldo decided to do this for some reason.

Ducks recall top prospect goalie John Gibson | ProHockeyTalk
He was a second-round pick in 2011.

Video: Bollig and Reaves slug and hug it out | ProHockeyTalk
The Blues-Blackhawks rivalry gets rough.

Faith, judgment, and the question of the Lightning's overuse of goalie Ben Bishop - Raw Charge
It's unclear what's going on behind the scenes regarding Lightning goaltending situation. One thing is clear, though, and that's the overuse of Ben Bishop.

Plekanec trolls Galchenyuk with a water bottle - Eyes On The Prize
The rookie hazing for Galchenyuk hasn't stopped yet, with Plekanec getting in on the act.

Dallas Stars Blow 2-0 Lead, Lose Two Easy Points In 3-2 Loss To Panthers - Defending Big D
Nothing comes easy for the Stars, as their missed chance to pad their hold onto the 8th playoff spot in the West puts them right back into the thick of the dogfight.

Recap: Blues Fall to Hawks 4-2 - St. Louis Game Time
This morning the Blues took on the Chicago Blackhawks. It was the final match up between the St. Louis team and the Chicago team in the regular season. It was a rough 4-2 loss. Its Recap Time!

Columbus Blue Jackets 4, New York Islanders 0: Penalty kill rolls over as tanks roll in - Lighthouse Hockey
If only there were no such thing as special teams, this game would have been close and entertaining.

Flyers vs. Sabres recap: Back on track for the postseason - Broad Street Hockey
The Flyers increase their chances of making the playoffs, delivering an expected win over the abysmal Buffalo Sabres.

Second Line Flop Earns 3 Points in a Win to the Ducks - The Copper & Blue
Taylor Hall scores once and earns two assists in the 4-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks

The Final Howl

New York City cops, firefighters brawl during charity hockey game (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports