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Tuesday's Coyotes Tracks - Cannonball playoff run

Shutouts galore, another Phoenix Coyotes signing, good news on Mike Smith and more in today's tracks!

Kirk Irwin

Coyotes News

Coyotes sign Justin Hache to entry-level contract - CBS 5 - KPHO
Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed defenseman Justin Hache of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL) to a three-year entry-level contract.

Coyotes’ Smith practices, return still up in the air during crucial week | ProHockeyTalk
Martin Hanzal is labeled as questionable for Tuesday.

Coyotes have new lease on life with four games to play | FOX Sports on MSN
Dallas split in Florida puts Phoenix in control of its fate entering final week of season.

Monday Morning Musings: Phoenix's playoff hopes stay alive - Five For Howling
The path to the postseason gets clearer every day.

Gladiators News

Gladiators' Spivak leaves early to play for Israel | Gwinnett Daily Post
Stalwart defenseman headed overseas to play for Israel in World Championships.

News From Around the Hockey World

General manager Steve Yzerman's contract extended by Lightning for four years - Raw Charge
After four years of a building effort, Yzerman is rewarded with another four years by team ownership.

Zac Rinaldo suspended four games for hit to head of Chad Ruhwedel -
Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo will miss the rest of the regular season, the result of a suspension for his hit on Sunday night to Sabres defenseman Chad Ruhwedel.

Out with a whimper: Ducks eliminate Canucks from playoffs | ProHockeyTalk
John Gibson gets a shutout in his NHL debut.

Minnesota Wild vs Winnipeg Jets: Magic number=1 - Hockey Wilderness
Wild walk away with 2 points in their last road game of the season.

Greene With Envy: Flames 1, Devils 0 - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Desperation wasn't enough for the Devils, who moved one step closer to elimination against a spectacular performance by Karri Ramo.

Dallas’ power play is just awful | ProHockeyTalk
But the Stars might thank us later.

Report: Kane was scratched for breaking team rule | ProHockeyTalk
It wasn't breaking curfew.

In praise of Ilya Bryzgalov, Wild playoff goalie and reformed flake | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The idea that the man who just two years ago was comparing his Siberian husky to a sexy woman on national television could find a leadership role on his fourth team (KHL included) in a year is pretty amazing.

The Final Howl

P.K. Subban hits kid with shot – and totally redeems himself | Post-to-Post
Paging all P.K. Subban haters. Please don your bibs and prepare to mow down on some crow.