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Tuesday's Coyotes Tracks- Hopeful and hopeless

The Buffalo Sabres have kept the tank dreams alive but playoff chances are gone for the Sharks and Stars.

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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes can still change record books in final week -- AZCentral
This season is one of the worst in franchise history, but the Coyotes could improve that outlook depending on their play in the team's final three games.

Inside the National Secular Hockey League | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Doan says he learned a lot for Jesus about being an NHL captain.

News From Around the Hockey World

Benn scores twice in Stars win - San Francisco Chronicle
Jamie Benn scored twice, Colton Sceviour scored in the first 30 seconds, and the Dallas Stars beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1

Canucks edge Kings in 2-1 shootout win | CTV Vancouver News
Chris Higgins scored in the shootout and Eddie Lack made 36 saves as Vancouver gained two valuable points.

Sabres vs. Hurricanes Recap: Lindback stands strong as Buffalo beats Carolina 4-3 - Die By The Blade
With a chance to clinch late place in the NHL on the line, the Buffalo Sabres surge to 4-0 lead, and fought off the Carolina Hurricanes' late flurry for 4-3 win

Rangers vs. Blue Jackets Recap: Stepan Scores Twice to Defeat Jackets in Overtime - Blueshirt Banter
The New York Rangers inched two points closer to clinching the Eastern Conference with a 4-3 win overtime against the Columbus Blue Jackets

Jets Gone Wild! Pavelec Gets a Shutout! - Arctic Ice Hockey
Jets beat the Wild tonight! Pavelec got a shut out! Scheifele scrapped with Coyle on various occasions! I didn't fall asleep or die of boredom!

Former Canadien, Blackhawk Dollard St-Laurent dead at 85 | The Hockey News
It should come as no surprise Dollard St-Laurent, who passed away at 85 today, was one of the driving forces behind the formation of a union that evolved into the NHL Players’ Association.

Treliving, Flames seeking strong finish to miraculous season | FOX Sports
With three games to play in the regular season, Calgary is still in a playoff position despite lowly preseason projections.

Yandle improving after ‘adjustment period’ with Rangers | ProHockeyTalk
"And I think as we move forward here, he's only going to get better."

Minnesota Wild, Stanley Cup dark horse | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
That’s the math, but the outcome is foregone: The Wild are a playoff team, and present an interesting case for being the dark horse Stanley Cup contender from the Western Conference.

Patrick Roy's 'Year Two' grade in Colorado proves inconclusive | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
And the sentiments that carried Roy through a surprise 2013-14, when his Avalanche won the Central Division, failed him in some ways this year, though there were other factors.

The Final Howl

BarDown: Bears playing hoops and hockey: a fascinating viewing experience