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Saturday's Coyotes Tracks: below the (sponsored) belt

Justin Abdelkader and Casey Cizikas both engaged in some questionable extracurriculars on the ice, while fans are bracing for more corporatization off of it. Details in today's edition of the Tracks.

Will we see more than All-Star patches on NHL jerseys soon?
Will we see more than All-Star patches on NHL jerseys soon?
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Coyotes News

Coyotes' Dylan Strome: Thriving in OHL playoffs -
Strome had a hat trick and added a pair of assists to help lead OHL Erie to a 5-0 win over Sault Ste. Marie on Friday.

Connor Murphy and others support boy's fight with cancer - Arizona Sports
Arizona Coyotes defenseman Connor Murphy and others have supported seven-year-old Hollis Doherty's fight with a rare form of cancer.

Falcons News

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno: 'We want to keep the Falcons here' |
Mayor Domenic Sarno said he has no confirmation that the Springfield Falcons may move to Arizona, but hopes to do whatever is possible to keep the professional hockey team here.

Stanley Cup Playoffs News

Determined Panthers even the series with 3-1 victory over Islanders - Litter Box Cats
Smith scores again and Luongo stops 41 in Cats' win.

WATCH: Islanders' Cizikas punches Aaron Ekblad below the belt -
New York Islanders forward Casey Cizikas had a cheap shot for Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad on Friday night.

Nashville Predators 3, Anaheim Ducks 2: Preds Ride Solid Defense, Clutch Shooting In Game 1 Win - On the Forecheck
The Preds took Game 1 with a solid defensive performance and some timely goals. The playoffs are here and I already forgot how to breathe.

Ryan Ellis: Little man comes up big for Predators in Game 1 | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The diminutive Ellis, listed at 5-foot-10 (if wearing 4-inch platform heels), made the biggest impression in Game 1 against the Anaheim Ducks.

Y'All Going To Make Me Lose My Mind: Lightning 5 - Red Wings 2 - Winging It In Motown
In Game 2, the Wings had a good start, but penalties and undisciplined play combined with the same issues that have plagued this team all season combined to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 5-2 victory and 2-0 series lead.

Watch as Tyler Johnson Gives the Lighting a Commanding 4-2 Lead - Raw Charge
Tyler Johnson scores his second goal on a one-time from Nikita Kucherov to give the Lighting a two goal over the Detroit Red Wings.

Red Wings Need Justin Abdelkader to Smarten Up - Winging It In Motown
"Shape Up or Ship Out" doesn't have the same ring to it when you've got a seven-year contract kicking in next season.

Blackhawks vs. Blues, Game 2 Results: Blackhawks prevail 3-2, tie series at 1-1 - Second City Hockey
The Hawks picked up a huge win on the road to steal home ice.

News From Around the Hockey World

NHL fighting hits lowest levels since 1968 | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The 0.28 fights per game average in the NHL’s 2015-16 regular season is the lowest total since the 1967-68 season (0.21)

Ads On Jerseys? No Thanks. - Pension Plan Puppets
If the NHL follows the NBA's lead (and all signs point to them doing so) I'm not ever buying another jersey.

Top 36 RFAs to watch: Latest on contract years, talks -
Nazem Kadri, Morgan Rielly... who's next? We take a look at 36 significant RFAs and their contract status. Some huge names still don't have a deal for 2016-17.

The Final Howl

WATCH: Pavel Datsyuk loses tooth, Henrik Zetterberg picks it up -