Coyote Tracks - Wednesday March 3 Edition

Well, that sucked.  The Coyotes had a flat game after a quick start and between the refs missing calls and every lucky bounce going the way of the Blues, the Coyotes had no chance.  Travis will have the full recap, but here is what I saw from my seats in Section 115...Bryzgalov gave up a bad rebound right in the slot and the Blues tied the game at 1...then a shot deflected off of Joel Perreault's stick into the back of the net and it was 2-1.  The Coyotes were still right in it until the refs missed two big calls.  Zbynek Michalek took a high stick from TJ Oshie right to the face and Kerry Fraser just watched it without a call...then the Blues completed a bad line change that should've been called too many men on the ice, but play continued and before the next whistle, it was 3-1 Blues.  It went downhill from there...Coyotes at least didn't allow the punk Blues to take cheap shots against them and were willing to stick up for themselves...including Petr Prucha once again playing bad cop to back up his countryman Radim Vrbata.  Oh well, get 'em next time...

Game Recaps: [AP - via ESPN] [St. Louis Gametime's view] [AZCentral - Gintonio]

LAST NIGHT'S OTHER NHL SCORES:  NYR 4 - OTT 1; PHL 7 - TB 2; MTL 4 - BOS 1; CHI 3 - NYI 5; CAR 5 - TOR 1; FLA 2 - ATL 4; VAN 4 - CBS 3 (OT); BUF 2 - PIT 3; EDM 3 - NSH 4; LAK 5 - DAL 1; NJ 4 - SJ 3

Coyotes must seize the day, surge to playoffs
Bickley: The Olympics buzz makes this the perfect time for the Coyotes to make a strong surge.

Coyotes' Scottie Upshall aggressively tackling rehab
Coyotes forward anticipates practicing in four months, playing in six, as he recovers from surgery.

The 10 players, teams shaking up NHL trade deadline day - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Coyotes are definitely in the mix to shake things up tomorrow...

More buyers than sellers
Vancouver Sun lists the Coyotes as a team looking to make moves to improve for the playoff run...

Opinion: Plenty of trades could happen before deadline - NHL- nbcsports.msnbc.com
Sporting News: The flurry of activity before the two-week trade freeze completely changed the dynamic of Wednesday's 3 p.m. deadline, thinning out the pool of available players. But that hasn't slowed the conversations among GMs eager to improve their team for a playoff run.

timestranscript.com - Defender dominates at both ends | By NEIL HODGE - Breaking News, New Brunswick, Canada
Moncton Wildcats star David Savard represents the best of both worlds.  Included here because Savard is currently 9 points behind Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle's Moncton Wildcats record of 84 points for a defenseman in a season.  Savard has 7 games to try and break Yandle's record.

Crosby booed, Miller cheered in Pittsburgh - ProHockeyTalk - Hockey - NBC Sports
That's right...Crosby booed by his own favorite fanboys...alright, not seriously booed...but Miller definitely got louder cheers!  USA USA USA!!!

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