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Saturday's Coyotes Tracks - today's the day

The NHL Draft Lottery will be decided tonight, as will the Arizona Coyotes' chances of drafting one of Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel.

Will the Draft Lottery be kind to Arizona? - Photo courtesy Getty Images
Will the Draft Lottery be kind to Arizona? - Photo courtesy Getty Images
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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes sign Christian Dvorak to 3-year, entry-level deal | FOX Sports
The 19-year-old Dvorak had 41 goals and 68 assists in 66 games for London in the Ontario Hockey League this season.

Connor McDavid analyzes five teams with best odds to pick No. 1 | NHL | Hockey | Toronto Sun
Finally, thankfully, mercifully, the time has come for Connor McDavid to find out where his new hockey home will be.

Arizona Coyotes will hit a 'home run' at NHL Draft Lottery - Arizona Sports
Franchise-defining superstars. Game- changers. Can't-miss prospects. Those are the tags used to describe a pair of 18-year- olds, Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, the likely No.1 and No. 2 picks in the NHL Draft coming up in June.

Report: Leafs granted permission to interview Coyotes’ Burke | ProHockeyTalk
The goalie coach and assistant to Don Maloney is reportedly in high demand.

The NHL Draft Lottery Power Rankings " Grantland
The Draft Lottery from every angle.

AHL News

Monarchs get hot goaltending, hold off Pirates, 3-2 | Concord Monitor
Portland's playoff chances are not in a good spot.

Arizona Coyotes announce affiliation agreement with AHL's Springfield Falcons - Arizona Sports
It's now official, and it's expected to last three years.

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Emotions Finally Boil Over In Canucks/Flames Series! - Nucks Misconduct
Canucks-Flames Game 2 brawl footage! It's on like Donkey Kong!

VIDEO: Canucks, Flames engage in line brawl near end of Game 2 -
The Canucks and Flames let tempers boil over and had a good ol' fashioned line brawl.

Blackhawks demolished by Preds in Game 2, series tied at one - Second City Hockey
The Blackhawks hung around for a bit, but melted down in the third period en route to a 6-2 thrashing at the hands of the Preds in Game 2.

Watch: Roman Josi weaves through Blackhawks to score gorgeous goal - On the Forecheck
Jaw, meet floor.

Patrick Kane scores as Blackhawks have too many men on ice (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Unsurprisingly, the Predators were not pleased.

Shea Weber leaves game with lower body injury - On the Forecheck

Crawford or Darling for Game 3? Coach Q won’t say (yet) | ProHockeyTalk
Another rough go for Crow.

Despite strong efforts by Karlsson, Wiercioch, Zibanejad, Sens lose Game 2 to Habs in OT. - Silver Seven
It'll be up to the Ottawa Senators to respond to a tough two games in Montreal with their best effort yet, and they need players from all over the lineup to step up.

P.K. Subban rips an absolute laser past Andrew Hammond - Eyes On The Prize
P.K. blast gives Canadiens a lead heading into 3rd period.

Recap: Caps Climb Out of Early Hole Against Islanders, Make It a Series Again in 4-3 win - Japers' Rink
It looked as if it a fine Caps effort might go for naught as the Islanders took two-goal leads twice. But the Caps clawed back to make a game of it, then won it with a Jason Chimera goal.

Video: Nifty work from Nicklas Backstrom | ProHockeyTalk
He blew the Islanders' minds on this one.

News From Around the Hockey World

Gary Bettman: No need to change NHL standings point system | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
"The media debates it a lot, but we don’t get a lot of negative feedback from fans," Bettman said.

Craig Berube fired as Philadelphia Flyers head coach - Broad Street Hockey
There's no word on the fate of assistant coaches Gord Murphy, Joe Mullen or Ian Laperriere.

Mike Babcock, Todd McLellan reportedly Flyers 'main targets' for coaching job - Broad Street Hockey
And oddly enough, the two worked together in Detroit in the mid-to-late 2000s.

Report: Dallas Stars and John Klingberg Agree to Contract Extension - Defending Big D
Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill wasted no time in getting a contract extension conversation going with the NHL's leading rookie defensemen scorer.

Tough Choices on Tougher Players - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Why the Bruins Should Trade Milan Lucic.

Bruins fire Chiarelli to bring in another, more pliable Chiarelli (Trending Topics) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
What the team's failure this season — the first in eight years without playoffs in Boston — really did was allow team president Cam Neely to seize just a little more power for himself.

(UPDATED: 10:05 PM) Jarret Stoll Arrested for Drug Possession - Jewels From The Crown
The Kings have released a statement regarding the forward's arrest in Las Vegas on Friday.

The Final Howl

LOOK: Little Predators fan has most amazing playoff beard -