Coyotes Afternoon Tracks - February 19, 2012 - Falling Stars

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 18: Musician Alice Cooper walks out onto the ice to drop the puck before the NHL game between the Dallas Stars and the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on February 18, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Stars 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Last night the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 in overtime, and while we don't want to give any unnecessary points to division and conference rivals its good to walk away with two points. Fans at the game last night also had the chance to get an Alice Cooper bobble-head too, mine is sitting on my desk as I type this, as Alice Cooper dropped the puck for military appreciation night. Alice Cooper of course being the only man from Detroit that Coyotes fans like. Personally I had to miss the over time period because I had to leave early to get to my overnight shift on time, which is also the reason for the Afternoon Tracks today.

Anyways we have all the news you need to know from last night's win, news from the Western Conference and the hockey world, and news from the Pirates and Sundogs all down below.

Coyotes vs. Stars Post Game News

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

Phoenix Coyotes Defeat Dallas Stars in Overtime 2-1 on Alice Cooper Bobblehead Night - Five For Howling
Phoenix Coyotes extend point streak with an OT win against the Dallas Stars.

Turnovers Doom Dallas Stars in OT Loss To Phoenix Coyotes - Defending Big D

Radim Vrbata's overtime goal lifts Coyotes over Stars
Vrbata is getting some attention from the media for his performance lately, which isn't surprising considering it is his best season so far.

More links after the jump...

The Hockey News: Headlines: Vrbata scores 28th goal in OT, Smith stops 30 shots in Coyotes' win over Stars

02/18/2012 Dave Tippett Press Conference Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
Coach Tippett talks about the teams overtime win over Dallas.

02/18/2012 'Yotes Quotes: Post-Game Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
Players talk about their 2-1 (OT) win over Dallas.

Coyotes News

Coyotes Partner with Fry's Food Stores & ABC15 to Launch 100-Ton Food Drive - Phoenix Coyotes - News
Donate food, help out the hungry, and get $10 off your ticket price for the Coyotes/Kings game on February 21st.

Rockin’ supporter: Shock rocker Alice Cooper a fervent and knowledgeable Phoenix Coyotes fan - The Washington Post
An interview with Alice Cooper talking about Coop's love of hockey.

Western Conference News

Douglas Murray enters the "worst sounding injury sweepstakes" with a broken Adam’s apple | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com
Shark's Douglas Murray may be out for a while with a broken adam's apple that he sustained in Thursday game against Tampa Bay.

Off With A Bang: Blackhawks 6 - Blue Jackets 1 - Second City Hockey
Recap for the Chicago Blackhawks blowout of the Columbus Blue Jackets to end their 9-game road trip. Although their losing streak may having done some pretty bad damage to their playoff spot.

St. Louis Blues Dominate Wild, Earned Some Mardi Gras Beads - St. Louis Game Time
The Blues won another home game 4-0 over the Minnesota Wild.

Leafs At Canucks Recap ; Taking Care Of Business (6-2W) - Nucks Misconduct
The Canucks beat the Maple Leafs 6-2 last night.

Post-Game Bullets: Dickhead Scorer Edition - Jewels From The Crown
Our friends in Calgary did us a favor by beating the Kings last night. Some brief notes about the game, and the Kings' scoring problems.

Pirates News

AHL's worst team handles Pirates, 6-2 | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
The Pirates lost to a goalie who has just 2 wins since December 4th. That can't be good for their confidence.

Sundogs News

Quad City starts fast, routs Sundogs - The Prescott Daily Courier - Prescott, Arizona
The Sundogs lost 7-3 to the Mallards at the i-wireless Center.

News From Around the Hockey World

Hockey Day in America: The USNTDP gets American players off on the right foot | ProHockeyTalk
The United States National Team Development Program is a program designed to help improve the skill of US hockey players and has had some great alumni including Patrick, Kane, Ryan Kesler, Phil Kessel, Jimmy Howard, and Ryan Suter.

The Hockey News: Adam Proteau's Column: Proteau: Team-by-team buyout candidates, Pt. 2
The CBA may include a provision where you are allowed to remove one players salary from your cap hit. This is a list of which players would be suggested by each team.

Ilya Bryzgalov isn’t his worst critic but he’s a critic nonetheless | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com
Is Bryzgalov the scapegoat for the Flyers' problems? He thinks that he may be.

The Final Howls

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Down Goes Brown: Buyers and sellers at the 2012 trade deadline

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