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Sunday's Coyotes Tracks - well that sucked

The Arizona Coyotes were kicked out of the top two in the NHL Draft by the Edmonton Oilers. More on that in today's Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes will select third overall at the 2015 NHL Draft - Five For Howling
The Arizona Coyotes fall to 3rd in the draft order after Saturday's Draft Lottery.

Buffalo Sabres and Arizona Coyotes looking forward after 2015 NHL Draft Lottery - 2015 NHL Draft -
"It didn’t go the way we had expected, but now we’re turning our focus to the fact that we’re still picking third, which is going to be a very, very talented player."

Twitter reacts: Fans sound off on Coyotes' draft slot | FOX Sports
As you can imagine, they aren't happy.

Coyotes in Memorial Cup Playoffs 2nd Round Update - Heat Waved
Coyotes prospects are playing important roles in the CHL playoffs with three prospects and their clubs moving on to the third round of postseason play.

Pirates News

Pirates 3, P-Bruins 2: Portland stays alive in playoff race - Providence Journal
The Portland Pirates clung to their Calder Cup playoff hopes with a 3-2 win over the Providence Bruins at Cross Insurance Arena on Saturday.

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Vlad (Tarasenko) Impales Wild; Blues Even Series at One - Hockey Wilderness
Getting the split in St. Louis will mean very little if they cannot hold serve at home.

Video: Tarasenko scores twice giving the Blues an early lead | ProHockeyTalk
He has his first two of these playoffs.

Instant Recap: Jets fail to fly through Ducks, lose 2-1 - Arctic Ice Hockey
The Winnipeg Jets went into Anaheim looking for at least a split and they did not manage to achieve this goal.

WATCH: Ducks' Silfverberg scores game-winner with 20 seconds left -
The Ducks took their first lead of the game with just 20 seconds remaining in regulation and held on for a 2-1 win in Game 2.

Game 2 Recap: Pens winnnnnnnnnnnnnn - PensBurgh
The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Rangers 4-3 in Game 2 of the seven game series to tie it a 1-1.

Video: Sidney Crosby strikes twice to bust personal playoff scoring slump | ProHockeyTalk
Had one goal in 19 playoff games prior to Saturday.

2015 NHL Playoffs Game 2 recap: Bolts rebound with 5-1 rout of Red Wings, even series at 1 - Raw Charge
The Tampa Bay Lightning stuck with what worked for them in their previous game (even though it didn't pay off in a win), this time getting the desired result in a 5-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings to even their 2015 NHL Playoffs series at one each.

NHL Playoffs 2015: How did Corey Crawford go from surefire starter to the bench so quickly? - Second City Hockey
The Blackhawks are going with the hot hand in Scott Darling and it's not hard to see why. What's more puzzling is the undoing of Corey Crawford.

Deryk Engelland will not be suspended after game misconduct hat trick; instigator penalty rescinded - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Bob Hartley was fined $50,000 for his actions resulting in last night's melee, though.

News From Around the Hockey World

Sabres GM Tim Murray on lottery results: 'I'm disappointed for our fans' -
Sabres GM Tim Murray couldn't hide his disappointment in losing out on the Connor McDavid sweepstakes in the draft lottery.

Oilers Win McEichel Sweepstakes! - The Copper & Blue
Like old man strength, no one can predict the Oilers proficiency in the lottery.

So…what do the Oilers do now? | ProHockeyTalk
Craig MacTavish has some decisions to make, now that he's won the Connor McDavid sweepstakes.

How the Nashville Predators built a fan base in the heart of college football country -
Seventeen years after they were conceived as an NHL expansion franchise, the Nashville Predators have carved out a devoted, loyal, uniquely southern fan base -- hockey purism be damned.

NHL Draft phenom Jack Eichel to play for USA at World Championship -
NHL Draft prospect Jack Eichel has agreed to play for Team USA at the 2015 IIHF World Championship in May.

The Final Howl

Connor McDavid Loses 2015 NHL Draft Lottery - Hockey Wilderness