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Sunday's Coyotes Tracks - a daytime affair

The Washington Capitals and New York Rangers had the playoff schedule to themselves today, and hockey fans would not be disappointed. More on that and other stories in today's Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Top 5 Takeaways: Oliver Ekman-Larsson Video - NHL VideoCenter - Arizona Coyotes
Broadcasters Matt McConnell & Tyson Nash discuss how Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson took his game to a new level in 2014-15.

Pirates News

AHL: Pirates eliminated as rally falls short against Manchester | Sun Journal
The Pirates staved off elimination twice with consecutive homes victories in Game 3 and 4, respectively, but couldn't do it for a third straight time on the road, falling 5-3 to the Manchester Monarchs in Game 5 at Verizon Wireless Arena.

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Rangers vs. Capitals Recap: Rangers Hold off Capitals to Even the Series at 1-1 - Blueshirt Banter
The New York Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals this afternoon by a score of 3-2, and evened the series up at 1-1.

Watch Alex Ovechkin’s nasty snipe vs. Rangers, falling to ice (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Ovechkin scored another classic at Madison Square Garden as the Capitals trailed 3-1.

The Canadiens' shooting percentage is extremely troubling - Eyes On The Prize
While shooting percentage in the NHL is relatively predictable to regress to the mean, that takes time, something the Montreal Canadiens do not have.

Jason Pominville's Reputation for Missing the Net is Overblown - Hockey Wilderness
Does Pominville really deserve nicknames like "Pominwhiff" or "Pominshank"?

News From Around the Hockey World

Team USA and Red Wings prospect Dylan Larkin improve to 2-0 at World Championship |
Larkin and the Americans will play Russia Monday.

Last-minute goal gives Germany victory over France in Ice Hockey World Championship | News | DW.DE | 02.05.2015
Germany has got off to a winning start at the Ice Hockey World Championship in the Czech Republic. After their last minute 2-1 victory over France, the road for Germany will only get harder.

Johnstown, Pa., to host inaugural Kraft Hockeyville USA | ProHockeyTalk
"Since the voting period began, we've received an astounding 20.4 million votes..."

Where's MacT? - The Copper & Blue
Where is Craig MacTavish hiding?

Report: Suburban Seattle arena project takes next step | ProHockeyTalk
Paperwork filed for environmental study.

Tireless GIF creator making her mark on hockey world | NHL PLAYOFFS | Toronto Sun
Of all the rooms in her house, the office is where Stephanie Vail feels most at home.

The Final Howl

On Death and Dying, Or How I Processed the New York Islanders Playoff Exit - Lighthouse Hockey