The Phoenix Coyotes lost their four game in a row in Columbus, Ohio Tuesday night. The Dogs are also now 0-3 against the worst team in the league. Phoenix was nothing, if not consistent, in their play. Once again they gave up multiple goals in the first period. On the plus side Antoine Vermette scored his first goal as a Coyote and Jason Labarbera performed extremely well in net after Mike Smith was pulled. The only goal Barbs gave up was on the play pictured above. Hard to make a save when some guy has you in some sort of wrestling hold. The team now returns home to prepare to face the Minnesota Wild on Thursday.
We've got the normal assortment of recaps, news, and the worst line change we've seen in quite some time in today's Tracks.
Links after the jump...
Coyotes vs. Blue Jackets Post Game News
The Five For Howling Roundtable - Marching To The End - Five For Howling
This week's special guest is Arizona Republic sports reporter Sarah McLellan.
What's up with ... former Phoenix Coyotes player Keith Carney - The Arizona Republic
Jim Gintonio tracks down the former Yotes d-man.
The best cost-per-point players in the NHL, brought to you by Bang4YourPuck.com - Backhand Shelf - theScore.com
Justin Bourne thinks "Don Maloney is a genius".
Perseverance pays off for Americans' Shinnimin - sportsnet.ca
Some background on the Yotes latest signee.
Pirates announce Clear Day roster - Maine Hockey Journal
Chris Summers is not on this list...
News From Around the Hockey World
Dallas Stars Complete Perfect Road Swing With 5-2 Win Over Vancouver Canucks - Defending Big D
The Stars extended their division lead to two points.
Sharks lose in unfitting fashion, fall 3-2 in the shootout - Fear The Fin
Sharks lose but get an important point.
Game 68 Recap: Avs 7-1 domination of Wild subdued by Duchene injury - Mile High Hockey
The Avs continue to stick around in the playoff picture while the Yotes next opponent is a mess.
E-I-E-I-O! Flyers put three by Joey MacDonald, beat Red Wings on Mark Howe night - Broad Street Hockey
Former Coyote goalie Mr. Universe is in a groove.
Sidney Crosby cleared for physical contact; return date not set - PensBurgh
The rest of the Eastern Conference is a little more scared of facing the Pens in the playoffs after Sid gets clearance.
Overpaying Mikhail Grabovski - Pension Plan Puppets
GM's without a legit 2C are likely cursing Brian Burke today.
Grabovski's deal fair for both sides + 30 Thoughts - CBC Sports
This week's edition is Leafs heavy.
Councilman assaulted by Detroit Red Wings fan after loss to Chicago Blackhawks - Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Tragic story about a Blackhawks fan being attacked after a game against Detroit.
The Final Howl
Systems Analyst: Edmonton Oilers execute the worst line change in the history of line changes - Backhand Shelf - theScore.com
Jailbreak for Ducks! Khabby is a sad panda.
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