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Thursday’s Coyotes Tracks - Keller’s Playing Better

Clayton Keller has been playing a lot better as of late, Rick Tocchet is expected to return for tonight’s game, and a look at why the Predators have been playing so good lately.

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Coyotes News

Antti Raanta's injury woes a factor in Coyotes contract talks | FanRag Sports
Antti Raanta took part in the Coyotes' optional practice on Wednesday, but assistant coach John MacLean could not say for sure when he would return to the lineup.

Clayton Keller finding 'second wind' as Coyotes' standout rookie - Arizona Sports
Arizona Coyotes rookie forward Clayton Keller was on a tear in October. He seems to be doing well in March, too, and may have found his second wind.

Arizona Coyotes news: Rick Tocchet expected to return Thursday - AZCentral
Tocchet is expected to return ahead of Thursday's game against the Predators — featuring two of the hottest teams in the Western Conference.

The East

Tony DeAngelo Out 3-4 Weeks With a Sprained Ankle, Season Likely Over - Blueshirt Banter
During Monday night’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes, defenseman Tony DeAngelo fell awkwardly into the boards and headed to the locker room early:

Michael McCarron recalled from the AHL by the Montreal Canadiens - Eyes On The Prize
The prospect is back with the team for a second time this season.

Rangers vs. Penguins: Mika Zibanejad Ties Game Late and Wins It in Overtime - Blueshirt Banter
The New York Rangers followed up Monday night’s victory with another solid effort as they defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins by a final score of 4-3.

Recap: Toronto Maple Leafs steal one from the Dallas Stars 6-5 (SO) - Pension Plan Puppets
JVR hat trick, Marleau heroics, Marner shootout winner... this game had it all.

Devils Erupt, Defeat Golden Knights 8-3 - All About The Jersey
Coming into Vegas for the first time ever, the Devils handed the Golden Knights their largest home defeat in their history.

The West

Why Predators are so hot right now – ProHockeyTalk
Pekka Rinne is a big reason why, but not the lone reason.

Blackhawks to sign Dominik Kahun to 2-year entry-level contract, per report - Second City Hockey
The 22-year-old has 41 points in 42 games this season with Red Bull EHC Muchen in Germany.

San Jose Sharks sign Maxim Letunov to an entry-level contract - Fear The Fin
Sharks ink the husky player to a deal

Ex-Seahawks CEO leaves NFL to run Seattle's NHL team - Yahoo Sports
Comprehensive National Hockey League news, scores, standings, fantasy games, rumors and more

Final Howl

Young fan brought to tears after getting a stick from Pavel Buchnevich (video) – ProHockeyTalk
Great moment prior to Ranger-Penguins on NBCSN.