Coyotes Tracks - February 18th, 2012 - We Got A Good Thing Going

Tonight the red hot Phoenix Coyotes will be facing off against the Dallas Stars for the fifth time this year tonight for Alice Cooper Bobble-head tonight at Arena. The Coyotes have gotten points in their past 7 games and are in 7th place in the Western Conference, while the Stars are looking to get into the top 8 so this should be a hard fought game. Also please note that Five For Howling's Jordan Ellel will be answering questions during the game with Fox Sports Arizona, the link is down below. Last night there was a tweet that many of us probably saw concerning ownership and we will have more on that when it if it arises.

Today of course we have Coyotes, Pirates, and Gladiators news, along with some news from around the NHL, including some of the results from last night's games, misspelled graffiti in Canada, and we get to know tonight's enemy the Stars a little bit better.

Coyotes News

Cisco NHL Live: Dave Tippett Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
Coach Tippett talks about the playoffs, Mike Smith, and Nick Grossman.

Coyotes' Radim Vrbata stays humble despite success |
Vrbata is a key to Phoenix's success, a very humble key to Phoenix's success.

Magic mop? Smith doing it all for Coyotes - FSAZ
Teammates marvel at Mike Smith's hair; everyone else marveling at Coyotes goalie's dominant play.

Alice Cooper on NHL Live - NHL Network
Coop booble-heads tonight to benefit the troops.

Ask The Expert | Fox Sports Arizona
Five For Howling's Jordan Ellel well be answering questions during tonight's game against the Stars.

More links after the jump...

News About Tonight’s Enemy

Dallas Stars' Jamie Benn out couple games with cut to leg - ESPN Dallas
Stars forward Jamie Benn will be out at least the next two games after being cut on the leg with a skate against Calgary.

Mike Ribeiro scored an absolute gem against the Flames in a huge game for Dallas | Backhand Shelf | Blogs |
Ribeiro is definitely going to be a player to watch tonight, especially if he can make goals from that far back.

We have trades to announce! Just not big ones or anything | Backhand Shelf | Blogs |
Star's Nicklas Grossman went to Philadelphia, for draft picks. Hopefully the Yotes can take advantage tonight.

Stars vs. Coyotes - 02/18/2012 - Phoenix Coyotes - Preview

Pirates News

Worcester Telegram & Gazette - - Worcester Sharks collapse late at Portland
"In last night's hockey sandwich here, the Portland Pirates were the bread and the Sharks were the baloney." Now I'm hungry.

Desperate Pirates pull out 4-3 win in 3rd period | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Portland scores goals 33 seconds apart late in the third period to surprise the Worcester Sharks, although calling them desperate may be a little harsh.

Gladiators News

Gladiators top Express 4-3 on the road | AccessNorthGa
Gladiators win on the road, hopefully they can bring that momentum to their next game against Kalamazoo.

News From Around the Hockey World

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Hockey NHL - Boston - Lucic story a black mark on hockey fans
Stay classy Canucks fans. Also learn to spell and get better at graffiti..

HWAA: Top 10 USA Hockey Jerseys of All Time | The United States of Hockey
A look back at the 10 best Team USA hockey jerseys in history, and 2 of the not so best.

Game 59 Recap: HOLY CRAP, A ROW AGAINST A NW TEAM! Avs 3- Oil 1 - Mile High Hockey
Colorado is now 3 points away from an 8th place spot. This playoff race isn't over yet.

Recap: Caps 2, Panthers 1 - Japers' Rink
The Caps climb to within two of the division lead with a big win over Southeast rival Florida.

Canes Hold On And Stay Hot At Home: Hurricanes 3, Sharks 2 - Canes Country
Thank you Hurricanes for keeping the Sharks down, keeping them only 4 points ahead of the Coyotes.

Martin Brodeur & New Jersey Devils Steal 3-2 Shootout Win Against Anaheim Ducks - In Lou We Trust
The New Jersey Devils slowed down the hot Anaheim Ducks, giving them only a shootout point. Do the Ducks have a playoff shot? Probably not.

The Final Howl

02/17/2012 'Yotes Quotes: Pre-Game Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
Lets see how the Coyotes play against the Stars after their victory over the Kings.

PS: I will be at the most of the game tonight to get my Bobble-head, I may have to leave early to go work my overnight shift though. If you want to stop by and say hey post something in the game thread.

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