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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - Kings of OT

The Kings once again win in OT, Hemsky might be going free and how Don Maloney found Henrik Lundqvist

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Stanley Cup News

Rangers vs. Kings Game 1 recap: New York squanders two-goal lead as Kings win in overtime - Blueshirt Banter
The Rangers got out to a hot start on the road, but faded late, and couldn't hold off a Kings rally in Game 1.

Game One Recap: Williams OT Winner Tops Off Deserved Comeback Win - Jewels From The Crown
And for that point of view that kinda makes you die a little bit on the inside...

Rangers fans turn Bryant Park into hockey party for Game 1 (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
It’s been 20 years since the New York Rangers played for the Stanley Cup. In that time, outdoor viewing parties for playoff games have become a mandatory part of the Final. On Wednesday night at Manhattan’s Bryant Park, the Rangers fans joined the party.

Stanley Cup Final produces the lamest governors' bet ever | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
With the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup Final, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York and Governor Jerry Brown of California announced their wager before Wednesday’s Game 1 and it’s amazingly … lame.

Stanley Cup Final: Ticket prices hit records, demand surpassing NBA -
Want to see the Stanley Cup Final in person? It will cost you, big time. Prices are hitting record highs for this Final and well surpassing demand for the NBA Finals.

Guy Buys $1 Stanley Cup Tickets; StubHub Takes Them Away
Thanks to yet another StubHub seller who is bad at decimal places, a New York Rangers fan was able to purchase a few tickets for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals for $1 each (the purchase came with a $8.20 service fee, but who's complaining?). Unfortunately, this lucky Rangers fan probably won't end up attending any Stanley Cup Finals games.

VIDEO: Hockey Night in Canada's opening montage for Game 1 -
Hockey Night in Canada's opening montage is always a must-see. The video producer Tim Thompson put together for Game 1 lives up tot he hype of a highly-anticipated series.

Stanley Cup Beard Watch: Examining the face foliage of Kings, Rangers | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Who has the best beard of the Stanley Cup Final?

Who will win the Stanley Cup? - Five For Howling
The FFH contributors pick their Cup winner as the 2013-14 season begins to come to a close.

Coyotes News

How Henrik Lundqvist went from 7th-round pick to King of New York | FOX Sports on MSN
Coyotes' Don Maloney willing to take credit for unearthing Rangers' star goaltender, but in truth, 'it was dumb, blind luck.'

06/04/2014 - Mike Smith Q & A Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
Coyotes goalie Mike Smith discusses his off-season recovery from injury, a recent visit to his childhood elementary school, the Stanley Cup Final and more.

Gladiators News

Gwinnett Gladiators announce 2014-2015 schedule -- 11Alive Atlanta
The Gladiators will open the season in Evansville on October 18.

Arizona College Hockey News

UA hockey coach Hogan leaves for Ohio U. -- Arizona Daily Star
Citing a desire to move closer to his family, UA hockey coach Sean Hogan has resigned after three seasons and accepted the head coaching job at Ohio University, the Arizona

News From Around the Hockey World

Report: World Cup of Hockey expected to return in 2016 in Toronto -
The World Cup of Hockey will be back according to a report from Sportsnet. It is expected to be held in September of 2016 in Toronto.

Players will have to save NHL Olympic participation | Post-to-Post
It looks increasingly as though the future of NHL participation in the Olympics will depend on how much extra hockey the best players in the world will be prepared to play.

Swedish league standout Simon Hjalmarsson signs with Blue Jackets | ProHockeyTalk
Jarmo Kekalainen was the director of scouting with the Blues when they took him in the second round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Report: Hemsky, Sens break off contract talks | ProHockeyTalk
He'll be an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Rutherford won’t comment on Pens GM gig | ProHockeyTalk
"I’m under contract with the Hurricanes."

Bettman trumpets ‘truly remarkable’ season | ProHockeyTalk
The commish shares all the good news.

NCAA Hockey: Tweaks Needed in Reviewing Major Penalties -- The Hockey Writers
using video review before calling major penalties, getting the calls right.

The Final Howl

NHL Expansion and Relocation, 1942-Present | Mental Floss
Today's map shows the history of NHL team relocation and expansion from the Original Six in 1942 to the current 30 teams in 2014.