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Coyotes, Stars both in action tonight, as West wild-card race nears finish line

Apr 8, 2014, 2:28 PM EDT

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Tonight could be a pivotal night in the race for the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference. Both Dallas and Phoenix are in action, the Stars hosting Nashville, the Coyotes in Columbus.

A Dallas win combined with a Phoenix loss would put the Stars three points clear of the Coyotes, plus Dallas would own the tiebreaker. Which is to say, the Coyotes would be in a serious hole with just three games left to climb out of it.

Like Phoenix, the Stars have four games remaining, including tonight’s. (Though one of them, tomorrow’s make-up with Columbus, they’ll begin trailing, 1-0.)

If the Coyotes can keep the gap between them and the Stars to a single point by the time each side has finished its next three games, they’ll have a chance to grab a playoff spot on Sunday when the two teams meet in Glendale.

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  1. yetidad - Apr 8, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    GO WILD!

  2. 1ststarfan - Apr 8, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    Stars shine in playoff, coyotes go thirsty in the desert.

  3. skr213 - Apr 8, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    Go Yotes!!!

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