Coyotes Tracks - February 24, 2012 - Dogs Fight Fire With Fire

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 18: Goaltender Mike Smith #41 of the Phoenix Coyotes leans on the goal as a non goal is being reviewed during the second peirod of the NHL game against the Dallas Stars at Jobing.com Arena on February 18, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

On Thursday night, just as happened in their game on Tuesday against the L.A. Kings, the Phoenix Coyotes dug themselves an early hole. And just like Tuesday night the Yotes responded with an offensive outburst to come away with another win. The Desert Dogs beat the Calgary Flames 4-3 in a shootout. They are now 9-0-1 in their last 10 games and have a five point lead over the eighth place Kings who made news of their own on Thursday.

Coyotes game recaps, news on the Kings trading for Jeff Carter, The Wings home winning streak snapped, and more in today's Tracks.

Links after the jump...

Coyotes vs. Flames Post Game News

Coyotes vs. Flames - 02/23/2012 - Phoenix Coyotes - Recap

Whitney, Coyotes cool off Flames in shootout - Fox Sports Arizona

Flames simply Coyote ugly in 4-3 shootout loss - Calgary Herald

Vermette excited to join Coyotes - Calgary Herald

Coyotes News

Mike Smith a positive force for the Coyotes - The Arizona Republic
Dan Bickley compares the netminder to his predecessor. Quotes from goalie coach Sean Burke included.

FYI, Radim Vrbata is having an awesome year - Backhand Shelf - theScore.com
Word is finally getting around. 'Bout time.

Chirbit - Biznasty - @walshtodd
Biz and Todd Walsh talk about hotel outlet issues.

Bartender, Make Mine A Jamison - Howlin' Hockey - A Phoenix Coyotes blog
Jack Brewer republishes an article from a couple months ago in which he spoke about his feelings on ownership of the team.

Chirbit - Antoine Vermette - @walshtodd
Vermette speaks with the media about his move to Phoenix.

Chirbit - Shane Doan - @walshtodd
The Captain spoke about Wednesday's trade and the team's mindset prior to the game against Calgary.

Chirbit -Korpikoski - @walshtodd
The Korpedo speaks about the Vermette trade and the team's "swagger".

Pirates News

Eye on the Pirates: Portland Fighting to Get Back into AHL Playoff Mix - Phoenix Coyotes - Features
Chris Roy with an update on the Yotes AHL affiliate.

News From Around the Hockey World

Kings trade Jack Johnson, Wayne Simmonds, Brayden Schenn and a 1st for Mike Richards and Jeff Carter - Jewels From The Crown
The boys from Philly are back together in the City of Angels.

Canucks At Wings Recap ; Love This Game (4-3Ws/o) - Nucks Misconduct
Vancouver ended the Wings record home winning streak.

Marleau's two goals lead Sharks over Leafs 2-1 - Fear The Fin
The team the Desert Dogs are chasing for the Pacific Division title got a much needed win last night.

Third Period Goals Lift Dallas Stars Over Chicago Blackhawks - Defending Big D
The Stars refuse to go away in the Western Conference playoff race.

Sharks fly close to the danger zone - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
A headline that should make Coyotes fans and Sterling Archer quite happy.

Bryzgalov solid, but Flyers fall 2-0 in Edmonton - Broad Street Hockey
The Yotes next opponent beat the Yotes old goalie on Thursday night.

Roman Hamrlik is getting lippy with Dale Hunter - Backhand Shelf - theScore.com
Looks like someone wants out of hockey's latest soap opera.

Detroit Red Wings Sign Todd Bertuzzi to Two-Year Extension - Winging It In Motown
He has to pay his legal fees somehow.

Craig Anderson out indefinitely with lacerated hand - Silver Seven
Apparently Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson should be kept away from sharp objects.

Marchand calls Buffalo the "worst place in the NHL" - ProHockeyTalk
Like we all didn't know it already.

The Whiteboard: How a return to defensive focus can solve your offensive problems - Backhand Shelf - theScore.com
Instructor Bourne with another trip to the Whiteboard.

Coldhearted: Shane Doan, the Phoenix Coyotes, Jason Spezza, and the rest of the week in the NHL - Grantland
Shane Doan headlines Katie Baker's week in review post.

The Final Howl

The 7 NHL trade deadline deals that directly led to Stanley Cup that season - Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports

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