GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 27: Patrick O'Sullivan #18 of the Phoenix Coyotes reacts after scoring a first period goal past goaltender Johan Hedberg #1 of the New Jersey Devils during the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on October 27, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Devils 5-3. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
The Phoenix Coyotes defeated the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night in Glendale. Coach Dave Tippet switched up his lines for the game and the changes appeared to spark the team. No one benefited more than veteran Ray "Wizard" Whitney. He scored two goals after being reunited with former linemates Martin Hanzal and Radim Vrbata.
In other news, The Kyle Turris contract situation came to the fore again yesterday due to his agent's comments to Pierre Lebrun. His agent finally admitted that his client wants to be traded. Another guy from last year's squad made news on Thursday. Ilya Bryzgalov got shelled at home by the Winnipeg Jets of all teams. Check out links to these stories and more in today's Tracks.
Devils vs. Coyotes Recaps & Postgame Reaction
More links after the jump...
Turris News & Reaction
Kyle Turris asks Phoenix Coyotes for trade - ESPN
(In case you missed it yesterday)
The majority of Shannon's piece deals with Edmonton but there is brief blurb on Phoenix's ownership situation. Roc from Roc and Maunch claimed part of the story is inaccurate.
CHL: Dogs blow 2-goal lead, lose to Mavericks - The Prescott Daily Courier
The Sundogs take on Missouri again tonight.
News From Around the Hockey World
Video: Watch Ilya Bryzgalov’s awkward apology for being terrible - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Bryz had the hockey world buzzing last night with his apology.
Dallas Stars End Quick's Shutout Streak But Fall 5-3 to Kings - Defending Big D
The Kings did what the Coyotes didn't on Tuesday night.
Oilers Snap Caps Winning Streak 2-1 - The Copper & Blue
The Oilers are the first team to defeat the Caps this season. The Bulin Wall continued his run of excellent play.
2012 Draft will be in Pittsburgh - PensBurgh
The news was widely reported before Thursday, but NHL made it official with a press conference.
The truth hurts: Hockey is not a major American sport - View From The Cheap Seats
Matt Reitz calls on hockey fans to spread the word about puck.
Puck Daddy chats with Nail Yakupov about being No. 1 prospect in 2012 NHL Draft, the Russian Factor, the KHL and his hockey idols - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Dimitry Chesnokov interviews the player many think will go #1 in next year's draft, Sarnia Sting forward Nail Yakupov.
NHL teams consider AHL overhaul - Dreger
TSN's Darren Dreger reports a number of NHL clubs including Phoenix are looking into the possibility of creating a Western division.
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