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Tuesday’s Coyotes Tracks – Ovechkin and Fleury reach milestones

Alexander Ovechkin scored his 600 career goal, Marc-Andre Fleury notched his 400th career win, and Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet has taken a leave of absense.

Coyotes News

Coyotes risk spoiling their draft lottery odds – ProHockeyTalk
To some extent, the Arizona Coyotes should take wins when they can get them. They’re not exactly at a point where they can afford to wave away even modest gains that might build confidence for the future.

‘Yotes Notes: Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet takes leave of absence – Arizona Sports
Arizona Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet was granted a leave of absence from the team to deal with a family illness, the team announced Monday.

The East

Are the Flyers relying too much on their veteran talent at the expense of their young players? – Broad Street Hockey
Hakstol believes his veteran depth players are reliable … but are they?

Flyers sign winger Maksim Sushko to entry-level contract – Broad Street Hockey
The Belarusian winger becomes the fourth member of the Flyers’ 2017 draft class to get a contract.

Recap: Seth Jones Lights the Lamp Twice as Jackets Rout Montreal, 5-2 – The Cannon
The Canadiens surged for 24 third period shots but it was all Columbus on Monday night.

Hurricanes Lose Must-Win Game to Rangers – Canes Country
The Canes lost to the Rangers in painful fashion on Monday night.

Caps vs. Jets Recap: Ovechkin Makes History, Washington Soars 3-2 in OT – Japers’ Rink
The Washington Capitals downed the Winnipeg Jets in overtime behind two historic goals from captain Alex Ovechkin.

The West

Marc-Andre Fleury earns 400th career win in Golden Knights’ 3-2 victory over Flyers – Knights On Ice
What a night for Flower.

Steve Mason’s nightmare season continues – ProHockeyTalk
Expected to miss at least two weeks thanks to knee surgery.

Final Howl

Nastya Ovechkina celebrates husband’s 600th career goal, doesn’t drop any popcorn – RMNB
Unlike his 500th tally, Alex Ovechkin’s mom and dad weren’t in the stands for his milestone 600th career goal. But that doesn’t mean Ovi didn’t have family in the house.

Read the full story at Five for Howling.