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Monday's Coyotes Tracks - Kings of the West

It took seven games and an extra period to crown the champions of the Western Conference, but when the dust settled, the Kings emerged on top.

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Justin Heiman


Playoffs News

Game Seven Recap: Martinez Sends Kings Back to Stanley Cup Final in OT - Jewels From The Crown
Alec Martinez gets the game-winner, and LA wins a classic series in dramatic fashion.

Blackhawks Can't Keep The Kings Down, Lose In OT - Second City Hockey
The Kings made three separate comebacks in Game 7 to win in overtime.

Coach Q: ‘I’ve lost some tough games, but nothing like tonight’ | ProHockeyTalk
You can't get closer to the Stanley Cup Final.

How this Kings team compares to the 2012 championship squad | ProHockeyTalk
The 2012 group never faced elimination.

The Cup Final That History Was Against - Winging It In Motown
A few facts that will now be forever absent from NBC analysts' sleeves thanks to the Kings and Rangers defying yesteryear's numbers.

Here’s the schedule for the 2014 Stanley Cup Final | ProHockeyTalk
Including start times for your personal planning purposes.

New York Rangers glad to rest before facing Los Angeles Kings in Stanley Cup finals - ESPN New York
Alain Vigneault sat comfortably inside a media tent outside the New York Rangers suburban practice facility after a good on-ice team workout.

Alain Vigneault's steady hand leads New York Rangers to Cup Final - Stanley Cup Playoffs
New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault never changed his approach. As a result, the Rangers are in the Stanley Cup Final.

Glen Sather’s meticulous, messy and marvelous making of NY Rangers | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Which is something many of us never thought we’d say about Glen Sather as New York Rangers general manager. But then again, many of us thought he wouldn’t still be in that job in 2014, either.

Cam Talbot day-to-day with undisclosed injury | ProHockeyTalk
David Leneveu will likely take his place in the Stanley Cup Final if he's not available.

Coyotes News

Coyotes' Henrik Samuelsson, family having good playoff run
This isn't a bad time to be a Samuelsson, including Henrik of the Coyotes.

News From Around the Hockey World

Former Devils owner Lewis Katz dies in plane crash | ProHockeyTalk
"He never forgot his friends or his roots."

Bishop’s eager to rebound from incomplete season | ProHockeyTalk
He felt "helpless" as he watched the Lightning fall in the playoffs without him.

Canadiens don't sign Brady Vail by the deadline - Eyes On The Prize
By not signing Brady Vail to an entry level contract by noon on June 1st, the Canadiens have forfeited their rights to the Windsor Spitfires center.

Losers, winners, and meaningfulness in plus/minus - Arctic Ice Hockey
Sometimes emphasis is placed on players who lead their team in plus/minus for the season. Is that meaningful?

The Final Howl

Jimmy Fallon gets his wish, as sad Youppi tours Montreal in a Rangers jersey | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports