Coyote Tracks - February 8, 2012 - Movin' On Up


The Phoenix Coyotes had struggled over the past several weeks to get things going in the right direction and book a ticket for a third straight postseason berth. Coming out of the All Star Break with a disheartening loss to Anaheim didn't help move the dial in the right direction either. That seems like a long time ago following the 6 points accumulated over the past 72 hours against the Sharks, Red Wings and Stars. The Coyotes played a dominant road game and climbed into a tie for 8th place in the Western Conference (although the teams around them each have games in hand).

Recapping the Game in Dallas

Phoenix Coyotes @ Dallas Stars Post Game: We're Going Streaking - Five For Howling
The Phoenix Coyotes played an unbelievably amazing game against the Dallas Stars tonight. This was their third game in four days and their third win in a row.

Phoenix Coyotes at Dallas Stars Game Recap - 02/07/2012
The Phoenix Coyotes earned their third win in a row after handling the Dallas Stas, 4-1, Tuesday night.

Phoenix Coyotes defeat Dallas Stars, continue hot streak
The AZ Republic continues its fantastic ability to not send a reporter on the road and feed us the AP report on the game...well done!

Dallas Stars Drop 4-1 Decision To Phoenix Coyotes - Defending Big D
The loss left Dallas fans a bit frustrated

Catching up on some of the reviews of the Detroit Win

Phoenix Coyotes' Special Teams Beat The Red Wings - Five For Howling

Red Wings vs. Coyotes - 02/06/2012 - Phoenix Coyotes - Recap

Coyotes topple NHL-leading Red Wings in Glendale- The Arizona Republic

Phoenix 3, Detroit Red Wings 1: Solid goaltending, power-play goal not enough for Red Wings - Detroit Free Press - freep.com

Paging Brian Rafalski. Brian Rafalski to the Power Play: Coyotes 3 - Red Wings 1 - Winging It In Motown

Like Vin Diesel, that effort was U-G-L-Y and only Howard has an alibi. - The Production Line - TP:60

02/06/2012 'Yotes Quotes: Post-Game Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes

02/06/2012 Dave Tippett Press Conference Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes

Coyotes, Wings on collision course -- again - Fox Sports Arizona

Coyotes News

Seattle mayor confirms arena negotiations underway | ProHockeyTalk
Again we're all for Seattle getting a hockey team, we just don't want them to have ours.

NHL Relocation: Why The Phoenix Coyotes Won't Move To Seattle This Summer - SBNation.com
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News From the Farm

Dog Caller - February 6, 2012 - Arizona Sundogs Not So Happy On The Road - Five For Howling
Valerie's weekly update on the Dogs ugly season.

News from around the NHL

Wait, Evgeni Nabokov? Flyers dominate, but Isles' goalie just a bit better in 1-0 SO loss - Broad Street Hockey
Nabokov completely stole 2 points in Philly with an unreal 45 save performance

Martin Brodeur Earns First Shutout of Season, 1-0 Victory for New Jersey Devils Over New York Rangers - In Lou We Trust
The New Jersey Devils defeated the New York Rangers 1-0, as earned by goaltender Martin Brodeur. This recap goes over how Brodeur truly earned the win, how bad the Devils played in the third period, and several other observations about the win.

Rangers Vs. Devils: Rangers Robbed Of A Point On Home Ice - Blueshirt Banter
And the other view focusing on just the controversial goalie interference call - it's a tough call, but I think it was the right one here. Brodeur had no chance to make the play and that gets called 95% of the time just as it was.

Recap: Caps 4, Panthers 0 - Japers' Rink
The Caps leapfrog over the Panthers to regain control of the Southeast Division with a 4-0 win over visiting Florida.

Leafs: 1, Artists Formerly Known As Thrashers: 2 - Pension Plan Puppets
A bit of bitterness from Toronto directed at our favorite team north of the border

Game 53 Recap: John Wayne Ate Steak - The Cannon
A recap of the Jackets' 3-1 win vs. the Wild, on a night where The Duke seemed quite in attendance.

Blues beat who they're supposed to beat: get two points off Ottawa - St. Louis Game Time
Are fans too cocky? Are the Blues for real?

Game 52: Los Angeles Kings at Tampa Bay Lightning - Raw Charge
In a rare coast to coast matchup, the Kings defeat the Lightning 3-1.

Predators 3, Canucks 4: Luuuuuuuusing Sucks - On the Forecheck
The Canucks went into Nashville and got a win in a shootout - three point games between Western Conference teams are unfortunate.

P.K. Subban adds Blake Wheeler to his enemies list - ProHockeyTalk
Welcome to the club P.K. What took you so long?

Five-Season Quality of Competition Leaders - Arctic Ice Hockey
No surprise which Phoenix center makes the list.

Dallas Stars Coaching Staff Adjusting Strategically? - Defending Big D
Looking at changes the Stars coaching staff made at the all-star break through the prism of advanced stats.

Reality bites: Winnipeg columnist recognizes Jets are just the Thrashers | ProHockeyTalk
Jets fans are realizing that just because the team moved doesn't mean the team is going to get good out of nowhere.

Central: Wings able to be major deadline player - 2012 Trade Deadline
Corey Masisak begins the NHL.com Trade Deadline previews with the Central Division.

Sharks brace for frenzied final two months | ProHockeyTalk
Sharks will be the 19th team in NHL history to go on a road trip of 9 games or more. This is good news for the rest of the Pacific Division.

NHL - John Buccigross welcomes back NFL fans after the Super Bowl - ESPN
Now that the Super Bowl is over and done with, NFL fans are looking for a sport to keep them occupied. John Buccigross would like to welcome you back to the world of the NHL.

NHL Western Conference trade deadline outlook – USATODAY.com
Kevin Allen looks at who could be buying/selling..

The Final Howls

Tribute to Owen Nolan: 10 moments that best celebrate his hockey legacy (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Former Coyote is retiring. He had a very long and very good career and was one of the only Irish players to play in the NHL. A nice tribute from PD to celebrate his career.

Down Goes Brown: Twelve big names who could be on the move at the 2012 trade deadline

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