Coyotes Tracks - November 21, 2011 - Coyotes Spend Sidmas in D.C.

GLENDALE AZ - FEBRUARY 14: Derek Morris #53 of the Phoenix Coyotes skates with the puck past Mike Knuble #22 of the Washington Capitals during the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on February 14 2011 in Glendale Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Capitals 3-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Phoenix Coyotes take on the Washington Capitals this evening in the Nation's Capital in a game surely to be the focus of the hockey world.  The Desert Dogs look to be catching the Caps at the right time.  The Caps have lost three games in a row and were a complete mess in Toronto on Saturday night.  The Coyotes on the other hand have been playing well as of late having won three of their past four games.  Phoenix is looking to finish their road trip off strong before returning to the Valley for a three game home stand.  In other news, some guy in Pittsburgh is playing hockey for the first time since January.

Coyotes News

Phoenix Coyotes set to wrap up season long five-game road trip - The Arizona Republic
Jim Gintonio looks back at Saturday night's game and ahead to tonight's game against the Caps.

Coyotes vs. Capitals - 11/21/2011 - Phoenix Coyotes - Preview
Brian Hunter from NHL.com previews the game.

The Peerless Prognosticator is ON THE AIR!!! -- Game 19: Coyotes at Capitals, November 21st - The Peerless Prognosticator:
Peerless calls BizNasty the Lady Gaga on the NHL. Pretty sure even she gets more ice time.

Phoenix Coyotes Pregame: Howl! - Russian Machine Never Breaks
A unique preview stylistically of tonight's game.

Arizona Republic Response to Questions on Coyotes Road Coverage - Five For Howling
The Republic's sports editor responded to inquiries about the lack of coverage of the team, specifically on the road.

Roc's Watch Dog Report: Arizona Republic Speaks To Lack Of Coyotes Coverage | AZ Sports Talk
Roc from The Fan's Roc and Maunch talks more about the issue including mentioning our post.

More links after the jump...

News About Tonight's Enemy

Capitals recall defenseman Dmitry Orlov from Hershey - Capitals Insider - The Washington Post
Orlov may make his NHL regular season debut against the Yotes.

Boudreau won’t say if Alexander Semin will sit Monday - Capitals Insider - The Washington Post
The Yotes may not see Alex Semin this evening.

On Bruce Boudreau’s Future - Russian Machine Never Breaks
RMNB's Peter Hassett argues for BB's retention.

On hockey: Bruce Boudreau and Alex Ovechkin need to get on the same page - The Washington Post
When the captain and the coach don't see eye to eye things don't tend to go well.

Gladiators News

Glads Crushed 6-1 by SC - Official Website - Gwinnett Gladiators
The Glads lost 2 of 3 to South Carolina over the weekend.

News From Around the Hockey World

Marleau nets three as the Sharks beat the Avalanche 4-1 - Fear The Fin
The Sharks win again.

Howard the Duck (Killer): Red Wings 4 - Ducks 2 - Winging It In Motown
Anaheim sinks lower.

He’s back: Sidney Crosby returns to Penguins’ lineup Monday - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Hockey's recognizable figure returns to action tonight.

Senators At Canucks Recap ; Stretching The Point (2-1W o/t) - Nucks Misconduct
Like the Bruins, the Nucks playoff hangover appears to be slowly fading.

Scoreless and Losing Streaks are Over: Hurricanes 3, Maple Leafs 2 - Canes Country
The Leafs found the Canes less to their liking their their SE brethren on Sunday.

Hot Starts, Slumps And Sustain In The Western Conference - The Copper & Blue
Derek Zona takes an advanced stats look at the Western Conference Standings.

The Final Howl

Reader Contest: Which NY Islander dares hit Sidney Crosby first? - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports

 

S/T to Jesse Spector of the Sporting News for coining the term Sidmas.

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