Links, News, and Notes: Canada Takes Gold, Coyotes on the Move, Play-Off Race and More!

The Sens' season is almost over, but the hockey world rolls along.

Links, News, and Notes: Canada Takes Gold, Coyotes on the Move, Play-Off Race and More!
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The Ottawa Senators conclude their season with back-to-back games tonight and tomorrow, but there's plenty more going on in the hockey world at large.

Most notably:

-Team Canada prevailed over the USA in yesterday's gold medal match at the Women's World Hockey Championship. Danielle Serdachny, who played NCAA hockey for Colgate this season, buried a rebound for the OT winner:

To say the game lived up to the hype would be an understatement: a 6-5 OT barnburner between the two best squads in the world is not something you get to see every day. PWHL Ottawa's Emily Clark, Brianne Jenner, Ashton Bell, and Emerance Maschmeyer were all a part of the winning Canadian squad.

-In the on-going saga that is the Arizona Coyotes, it soundss like the NHL badly wants to get the show on the road and will be trying to formally announce the relocation this week. Hard not to feel a bit for the fans and players, but it's also well past time the current iteration of the club was changed up.

-Over at the Athletic, Eric Duhatschek has a fairly comprehensive breakdown of the Coyotes troubled history in Arizona. One thing that stayed constant throughout all the turmoil: Gary Bettman has always been extremely dedicated to the idea of keeping the team where in Arizona until it was no longer possible to do so.

-Not to rub salt in the wounds of Sens fans, but tonight's slate of NHL action will go a long way to deciding which team takes home the final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference. Does the fact that a meagre 92 points would have been enough to qualify make you feel better? No? It makes you feel worse? I see.

-Sportscentre had a fun little feature on the "Michigan" this weekend. While I'm a fan of the goal, and an admirer of the skill that it takes to pull it off, the fact that so many players are able to do it now is more a statement to how much more skilled the game is today than ever before.

-And last, but not least, longtime Senator Erik Karlsson recently played in his 1,000th game. The Pittsburgh Penguins, of course, put together a tribute that had some pretty good moments. One moment that was far from "good" though, was the video of Karlsson's absolutely disgusting pre-game meal. That thing is not for the faint of heart.

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