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The Tampa Bay Lightning shock the Red Wings, while the Washington Capitals and Nashville Predators unload both barrels. More on all these stories in today's Tracks.

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Coyotes News

The Arizona Coyotes' season evaluated by advanced stats - Five For Howling
What story do the advanced stats tell about the 2014-15 Arizona Coyotes?

Three current Arizona Coyotes could help revive offense -
The No. 3 pick in this year's draft isn't likely to retool the offense for the Arizona Coyotes, but these three current players certainly could help it become more of a threat.

Flyers coaching search: Dave Tippett's long-view mentality could be perfect fit in Philly - Broad Street Hockey
The Flyers head coaching search carries on, this time with a head coach who may very well be staying right where he has been for the past six seasons.

Scout: Potential Maple Leafs pick Mitch Marner shows similarities to Doug Gilmour | theScore
Coyotes fans are definitely watching Mitch Marner as well.

Pirates News

Monarchs beat Pirates 5-2 in Game 1 of playoff series - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Portland gets just 16 shots on goal.

Report: Coyotes send ’14 first-rounder Perlini to AHL | ProHockeyTalk
Looks like they could use his offense.

Pirates need to preach patience against Monarchs – Maine Hockey Journal
The Monarchs have had the Pirates number in the win column this season. Both teams met 12 times this season with Manchester dominating the season series, posting a 9-2-0-1 record against the Pirates, including winning the last four meetings between the two clubs.

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Flames at Canucks Game 6 recap: Jonas Hiller is the best, everyone else is... I don't want to say the worst, but... - Matchsticks and Gasoline
The series will be headed back to Calgary, where hopefully more Flames will actually show up.

Flames vs. Canucks, 2015 NHL playoff results: 3 things we learned in Vancouver's 2-1 win -
Vancouver finally found their legs.

Game Recap: Shoot — Red Wings don't, Lightning do in a 3-2 OT Tampa Bay win - Winging It In Motown
Tyler Johnson's three-point night completes a Tampa Bay Lightning comeback against the Detroit Red Wings in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference first-round series.

VIDEOS: Turning the game around in 5:30 of regulation and 2:25 of overtime - Raw Charge
Tyler Johnson almost single-handedly turned the game around.

Ben Bishop scores spectacular own goal (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Anyone know if the Tampa Bay Rays are looking for a designated hitter? If so, we've got someone great in mind, and he's probably going to be available soon.

Blackhawks vs. Predators 2015 Game 5 final score: Series heading back to Chicago after 5-2 loss - Second City Hockey
A thrid period surge for the Nashville Predators proved to be too much for the Chicago Blackhawks to overcome after two solid periods.

WATCH: Predators score twice in 12 seconds to pull away from Hawks -
The Nashville Predators brought their very best with their playoff lives on the line against the Blackhawks in Game 5.

Chicago ‘will talk about’ Game 6 starter | ProHockeyTalk
Has Scott Darling's remarkable playoff run ended?

Recap: Caps In Annihilation Mode, Overwhelm Isles, 5-1 - Japers' Rink
The Washington Capitals spotted the New York Islanders a goal early in the first period of Game 5 of their opening round series, then roared back with five unanswered goals to take a 5-1 victory.

Watch an Islanders player spear Tom Wilson in the groin -

Islanders don’t want to leave Nassau Coliseum on losing note | ProHockeyTalk
If they don't bounce back against Washington, this will be their last game there.

Jacob de la Rose is struggling, and that shouldn't be surprising - Eyes On The Prize
The amount of stress being placed on the Canadiens' third line is simply too much to ask of a 19-year-old rookie.

Reports: Jets were dealing with as many as eight significant injuries | ProHockeyTalk
Ducks complete the sweep.

News From Around the Hockey World

Aaron Ekblad, Johnny Gaudreau, Mark Stone voted Calder Trophy finalists | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Hard to argue with any of these three really.

Filip Forsberg Snubbed for Calder Trophy - On the Forecheck
The kid from Sweden is not one of three finalists for Rookie of the Year.

Oilers hire Chiarelli for front-office position - The Copper & Blue
Public opinion split on the move, however.

Report: Plattner letter signifies Doug Wilson is safe as GM - Fear The Fin
Wilson will return for his 12th straight year at the helm.

Ralph Strangis has decided to leave Stars and pursue new interests | | Dallas Morning News
Strangis, 54, joined the Minnesota North Stars in 1990 and served as color analyst with Hall-of-Fame announcer Al Shaver. He then moved to Dallas with the team in 1993 and continued as colorman with Mike Fornes for three seasons.

Matchmaker, Matchmaker... - Hockey Wilderness
How did the Minnesota Wild utilize the last change against the St. Louis Blues?

Women's hockey news roundup, 4/23 - Stanley Cup of Chowder
A variety of updates about women's hockey.

Former Flyers defenseman Hal Gill retires after 16 NHL seasons - Broad Street Hockey
The 40-year-old defenseman played in over 1,000 NHL games with six teams, including the Flyers.

The Final Howl

Canadiens fan creates ultimate goal celebration in living room (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports