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Monday's Coyotes Tracks - back to basics

Mike Smith is heading into the offseason with a new plan. More on that and other stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes' Mike Smith changing offseason training plan to prevent slow start in 2015-16 -
Goalie Mike Smith will work with his longtime goalie coach in Toronto to eradicate the poor starts that have haunted him during his time with the Coyotes.

Pittsburgh Penguins top local NHL ratings once again - Awful Announcing
The biggest ratings drop this past year was Arizona.

Pirates News

AHL: Portland Pirates topple Manchester Monarchs in game 3; Game 4 set for Thursday | Sun Journal
Francis Wathier scored with 2.9 seconds remaining to give the Pirates a 3-2 victory over top-seeded Manchester in Game 3 of the Calder Cup playoffs on Sunday at the Cross Insurance Arena.

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Canadiens vs Senators game six recap: In a fitting final game, Price saves the day - Eyes On The Prize
Down 3-0 in the series, the Senators had to hope that Carey Price wouldn't steal any games, and last night that's exactly what he did.

Video: Fast whistle costs Senators potentially critical goal | ProHockeyTalk
Montreal had a 1-0 lead at the time.

Wild Dispatch the Blues in Game 6, Win 4-1. - Hockey Wilderness
Minnesota moves on.

Changes Must Be Made - St. Louis Game Time
Another year, another early exit.

Blackhawks draw Minnesota Wild in Western Conference Semifinals - Second City Hockey
Chicago to meet Minnesota in Western Conference Semifinals for second straight year.

News From Around the Hockey World

Sidney Crosby to join Canada at world championships - USA Today
The Pittsburgh Penguins' loss is Team Canada's gain. Hockey Canada announced Sunday that Penguins captain Sidney Crosby would play in next month's world championships.

Report: Toronto approached Chiarelli before he took Oilers job | ProHockeyTalk
The newly appointed Edmonton executive is already busy in his new role.

Sexism in the NHL: Still a Thing - Jewels From The Crown
Gary Bettman recently drew the ire of women fans around the NHL. Again.

Five NHL players who deserve to hoist the Stanley Cup (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
This week’s edition of the Wysh List, featuring Puck Daddy editor Greg Wyshynski, looks a five (OK, six) players that he’d like to see potentially win their first Cups this postseason.

The Final Howl

WATCH: Connor McDavid scores sensational breakaway goal -