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Saturday's Coyotes Tracks - world beaters

Several Arizona Coyotes had good days at the IIHF World Championship, while the Tampa Bay Lightning stole a win from the center of the hockey world. More on both stories in today's Tracks.

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Coyotes News

2015 IIHF World Championship: Mike Smith, Team USA shine in early action - Five For Howling
The Coyotes' goaltender turned in another strong performance, and the United States started the World Championship on a high note.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson Pays It Forward Back Home - Today's Slapshot
The Coyotes' stud defenseman found a way to help some people at home even while he is away.

Pirates News

IceDogs winger scores first pro goal | St. Catharines Standard
Brendan Perlini is getting a crash course in the life of a professional hockey player.

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Blackhawks vs. Wild 2015 results: Chicago escapes with 4-3 win in Game 1 - Second City Hockey
After blowing an early 3-0 lead, the Blackhawks were able to grab a slight edge against the Wild and escape with a Game 1 victory.

Video: Dubnyk robs Sharp with pad save | ProHockeyTalk
Wild one in Chicago.

Canadiens vs Lightning Game One Top Six Minutes: Ben Bishop, ruiner of everything - Eyes On The Prize
The Bolts and the Canadiens met in game one, but only the Bolts came up victorious.

Nikita Kucherov possible winning goal for Tampa disallowed (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Oh controversial disallowed playoff overtime goals. You are so … great if you’re the team it goes for.

Jon Cooper's reaction to Nikita Kucherov's GWG - Raw Charge
Sudden death playoff goals, scored in double overtime in Montreal will do that to you.

WATCH: Max Pacioretty ties game after Ben Bishop's glove fails him -
Ben Bishop looked like he was on his way to another shut out. And then this happened.

Video: Bolts’ leading playoff scorer Johnson shaken up on Gallagher cross check | ProHockeyTalk
He briefly left, then returned.

2015 NHL Playoffs: An injured Valtteri Filppula could be Jonathan Drouin's opportunity for ice time - Raw Charge
With Filppula possibly being out of the lineup for game one of the second round match up against Montreal, this can be Jonathan Drouin's opportunity to seize control of his destiny. With a strong showing, he can cement his place on the roster.

News From Around the Hockey World

New developments for NHL hockey in Seattle - Five For Howling
We reached out to a Seattle hockey enthusiast for an update on the arena situation up in the Emerald City.

MGM exec: NHL will vote on Vegas expansion in September | Las Vegas Review-Journal
The board is expected to "socialize" with Bill Foley’s franchise team in Las Vegas in June, and hold a formal vote on Foley’s expansion team proposal when they next meet, in September.

IIHF World Championship 2015: Bracket, schedule and scores -
The 79th IIHF World Championship gets underway this week.

Team USA Using Smarts Over Skill in Worlds - Today's Slapshot
Team USA may not have the easy-to-recognize star power present at the 2015 IIHF World Championships, but they do have the smarts to get it done.

Report: Leafs’ Lindstrom signs in KHL | ProHockeyTalk
With SKA St. Petersburg.

Report: Former Lightning coach Boucher has been contacted by NHL teams | ProHockeyTalk
Has been coaching in Switzerland.

Garth Snow's Loyalty To Coaching Staff Could Prove Costly for Islanders - Lighthouse Hockey
Garth Snow revealed the entire coaching staff will return for the New York Islanders in 2015-16. Given their special teams troubles, that could prove a mistake.

Jimmy Howard won't ask for trade, wants to stay with Red Wings -
Jimmy Howard lost his starting gig ahead of the playoffs, but he's not ready to leave the only organization he's ever known yet. He won't be asking for a trade this summer.

Ex-enforcer Peluso rips Devils, Lamoriello for ignoring seizures | ProHockeyTalk
Now 49, he's one of the former players suing the NHL over concussions.

A Eulogy for David Pillow: Gold and Blue Through and Through - On the Forecheck
A tribute to a man who loved the Predators to his core. Such fans are a rarity and we lost one of our own on Monday. A moment of silence and a stick tap to a local legend.

The Final Howl

LOOK: Blackhawks fan gets creative with punny prom proposal -