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The Phoenix Coyotes, Portland Pirates, and Gwinnett Gladiators all posted shut-out victories on Saturday night as Mike Smith, Mark Visentin, and Louis Domingue were all solid between the pipes (the Sundogs also posted a win, but gave up a single goal en route). It was a busy night in the NHL and we have all the news worth reading below.
Stars @ Coyotes Recaps
Dallas Stars @ Phoenix Coyotes Recap: Coyotes Play Full 60 for Shutout Victory - Five For Howling
Mike Smith recorded his first shutout of the season as the Coyotes beat Dallas 2-0 behind goals from Nick Johnson and Mikkel Boedker. The Coyotes dominated the game holding Dallas to no shots for a stretch of over 17 minutes in the 2nd period.
Phoenix Coyotes bounce back with a home victory against Dallas Stars
Phoenix Coyotes bounce back with a home victory against Dallas Stars,Coyotes bounce back from Friday night's loss in Dallas with a 2-0 win over the Stars in the second leg of a home-and-home.
Smith gets shutout as Coyotes down Stars
Johnson, Boedker score, Smith earns first shutout of year in Coyotes' 2-0 win over Stars.
Dallas Stars Penalty Problems Continue in 2-0 Loss to Phoenix Coyotes - Defending Big D
The Stars continued their season-long march to the box and the Phoenix Coyotes made them pay at Jobing.com Arena.
Glendale again fails to consummate a Phoenix Coyotes negotiation
George Fallar evaluates the options going forward for the CoG.
azcentral.com video: Glendale mayor reboots efforts to secure Phoenix Coyotes
Mayor Jerry Weiers talk to reporters about what's next after the latest Coyotes deal fell through.
Visentin, Pirates Shutout Devils to win Third Straight
Pirates forwards Ethan Werek and Chris Conner each tallied a goal and Pirates goalie Mark Visentin made 22 saves
Pirates blank Devils, 2-0 | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Mark Visentin records the shutout as Portland beats Albany for its third straight victory.
Arizona Wins Again, Tops Ft. Worth 2-1: Sundogs News
Ok, so at the CHL level, the Sundogs allowed a single goal...
News From Around the Hockey World
No suspension for Backes’ perfectly legal hit | ProHockeyTalk
This won't help the Blues recover from losing.
Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine suspended three games for elbowing - NHL.com - News
Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine has been suspended for three games for elbowing Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds on Friday.
Flyers' GM Paul Holmgren confirms Wayne Simmonds has concussion - NHL.com - News
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said forward Wayne Simmonds sat out Saturday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes due to a concussion.
Flyers vs. Hurricanes recap: Perfect power play pushes Flyers to win No. 3 - Broad Street Hockey
The power play was perfect and Ilya Bryzgalov was great as the Flyers picked up win No. 3 on the season.
Video Highlights of the Montreal Canadiens' 6-1 blowout of the Buffalo Sabres - Eyes On The Prize
That game was amazing from a Habs perspective.
Oilers at Avalanche Recap: Avs Remain Perfect On Home Ice; Bury Oilers 3-1 - Mile High Hockey
The Avs penalty kill went a perfect 3 for 3 and helps the Avs to a 3-1 over the Edmonton Oilers. Paul Stastny was able to bury an empty netter for his 3rd goal in his last two games.
Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs Game Recap - 02/02/2013
Tuukka Rask backstopped his club with 21 saves for his 12th career shutout. However, Boston lost a key cog when gritty forward Brad Marchand left the game with an undisclosed injury in the second period and did not return.
Rangers Vs. Lightning Recap: Secondary Scoring Pushes Rangers Past Lightning 3-2 - Blueshirt Banter
The New York Rangers came away with a huge 3-2 win over the conference leading Tampa Bay Lightning tonight. Secondary scoring helped push the Rangers and was a huge contribution to the win.
Game #9 Recap - Who Are These Guys, And Can They Come Back Please? - The Cannon
The BJs played a solid game in their third jerseys dispatching the Wings...
Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks Game Recap - 02/02/2013
Nick Bonino has a hat trick as the Ducks cruise over LA.
Chicago Blackhawks at Calgary Flames Game Recap - 02/02/2013
Ray Emery had 45 saves and Marian Hossa scored with just 3 seconds to go in regulation to force OT...
Nashville Predators at San Jose Sharks Game Recap - 02/02/2013
Preds end the Sharks' perfect start with SO victory.
The Final Howl
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