Coyotes Tracks - March 4, 2012 - Don't Panic

Mar. 3, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Colton Gillies (9) rips off the helmet of Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Chris Summers (20) during a fight in the second period at Jobing.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

Earlier this week the Phoenix Coyotes beat the team with the most points in the NHL, the Vancouver Canucks. Last night the Coyotes lost to the team with the fewest points in the NHL, the Columbus Blue Jackets. While this is disappointing and puzzling nobody needs to panic yet. Are the Coyotes going to have to work hard to make sure that they win games like this for the rest of the month? Definitely. Is this a sign that they are going to go on a slide and fall out of the playoffs? Absolutely not. Could they still win the Pacific Division? They can if they play better, they still lead it with 75 points, although San Jose and Dallas are only two points behind them and Dallas will be playing tonight.

Hopefully that serves as a wake-up call and now the Coyotes know what they are going to need to do to win again, like they did all last month. And they will get their chance at revenge playing Columbus on Tuesday. But we got some news for you, some Coyotes news, some minor league news, and some general hockey news.

Coyotes vs. Columbus Post Game News

03/03/2012 Dave Tippett Press Conference Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
Coach Tippett talks about the teams 5-2 loss to Columbus. He does not think that the team put the work in.

03/03/2012 'Yotes Quotes: Post-Game Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes

Game 65 Recap: Road Warriors - The Cannon

Blue Jackets vs. Coyotes - 03/03/2012 - Phoenix Coyotes - Recap

Coyotes suffer a letdown against lowly Blue Jackets - The Arizona Republic

More links after the jump...

Coyotes News

Vermette's point slump hurting Coyotes - Fox Sports Arizona

Coyotes Recall Rundblad from AHL - Phoenix Coyotes - News
The Coyotes on Saturday recalled defenseman David Rundblad from the team's American Hockey League affiliate, unfortunately he couldn't help them beat the Blue Jackets.

Honesty, defense help Coyotes succeed for Tippett - NHL.com - NHL Insider
A look at the coaching style of Dave Tippett, how he ended up in Phoenix and how his players think about him.

Pirates News

Pirates' newcomers due to debut today | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Portland added Brett Sterling and Kenndal McArdle to their lineup with some loans and they could potentially make their debut today against the Worcester Sharks.

Gladiators News

Gladiators Edge Stingrays 2-1 - Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports
The Gladiators stopped the Stingrays five-game unbeaten streak with a 2-1 win.

Sundogs News

Gems beat Sundogs, 5-2 - The Prescott Daily Courier - Prescott, Arizona
The Gems beat the Sundogs who will now be going on a six-game road trip, playing the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees on Friday.

News From Around the Hockey World

Late Night Wrap: Blues beat Sharks for season sweep, finish 5-1 on road trip. - St. Louis Game Time
St. Louis beat the Sharks, keeping them behind the Yotes in the playoff run. San Jose did not beat the Blues at any point during the season.

Mile High Mayhem: Enforcers do some scoring, Pens easily drop Colorado 5-1 - PensBurgh
The Penguins beat the Avalanche 5-1. Hopefully the Coyotes are watching the tapes and figuring out a strategy, they play the Pens tomorrow.

Jeff Carter gets his first two Kings’ goals | ProHockeyTalk
Jeff Carter seems to be doing okay with the Kings, leading them to a 4-2 victory over the Ducks.

GM Brian Burke: Maple Leafs fan chants led to Ron Wilson’s firing | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
The "Fire Wilson" chant at the last Leafs home game played a major factor in GM Burke deciding to the let the coach go and bring in Randy Carlyle.

You Can Play - The Faceoff - YouTube
This video promoting "You Can Play" that will have its national TV debut on Sunday.

The Final Howl

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