Monday's Coyotes Tracks - streaking downward

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The Phoenix Coyotes drop their fourth in a row and another trade is made as the deadline approaches.

Coyotes News

A bump in payroll may not equal a bump in talent level for Phoenix Coyotes - Five For Howling
Phoenix's payroll may be going up next season with new ownership firmly in place, but so are current Coyotes' salaries.

Phoenix Coyotes blow two-goal third period lead, lose 4th in a row - Five For Howling
The St. Louis Blues defeated the Phoenix Coyotes 4-2 on Sunday night.

Coyotes' third-period collapse has familiar, depressing ring | FOX Sports Arizona
Some losses weigh more heavily than others. The Coyotes' 4-2 loss to the Blues on Sunday was an iron safe crashing through the floorboards.

Elite offensive talent still a missing ingredient for Coyotes | FOX Sports Arizona
Lack of scoring punch can be pinned on team's failure to draft, develop even one elite forward since arriving in Valley.

Phoenix Coyotes’ Mike Ribeiro regrets his penalty purgatory - AZCentral.com
Before it was time to return to the ice for the second period of Friday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche, Coyotes center Mike Ribeiro poked his head out from the tunnel that led to the team’s bench and surveyed the ice.

Phoenix Coyotes fall apart in third period against St. Louis Blues - AZCentral.com
Patrik Berglund scored twice during St. Louis’ four-goal, third-period rally and the Blues beat the Coyotes 4-2 Sunday in goaltender Ryan Miller’s debut.

Pirates News

Pirates rebound with strong effort - Maine Hockey Journal
Despite losing 4-2 Saturday night against the Hartford Wolf Pack, head coach Ray Edwards liked the way his team played in the second and third periods.

News From Around the Hockey World

Brandon Pirri Traded To Florida - Second City Hockey
Stan Bowman has given Brandon Pirri his fresh start and change of scenery as he has traded him to his own personal scrap heap, the Florida Panthers. The Panthers gave up their third round pick in...

Torts admits ‘Lui’s pissed’ about sitting out Heritage Classic | ProHockeyTalk
Vancouver's head coach stands by his decision.

Nashville Predators News: Pekka Rinne coming back after 2nd AHL win - On the Forecheck
After completing a two-game conditioning stint with the Milwaukee Admirals, Pekka Rinne is coming back to join the Nashville Predators.

Dmitry Orlov will face hearing for hit on Brayden Schenn - Broad Street Hockey
Dmitry Orlov will face a hearing for Sunday afternoon's hit on Brayden Schenn.

Trade has turned long-suffering Blues into Cup favorites | FOX Sports Arizona
The acquisition of goalie Ryan Miller and forward Steve Ott has St. Louis hoping to quench a lifelong Cup drought.

Penguins-Blackhawks Made For Lovely, Snow-Filled Photos - Deadspin

Most people who deal with winter were sick of snow by mid-January, but the rest of you can enjoy these lovely photos.

NHL trade rumors: Wild mulling Jaroslav Halak, Martin Brodeur? - CBSSports.com
The Minnesota Wild look to be in the market for a goalie and recently traded Jaroslav Halak could be a target as could the great Martin Brodeur.

Dale Weise’s face looks like someone took a skate blade to it (Photo) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
In Saturday night's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Canadiens forward Dale Weise took a Nazem Kadri skate to the face while down on the ice.

Davis Drewiske put on waivers - Eyes On The Prize
After rehabbing his shoulder, the defender will have to go through waivers on his way to the Hamilton Bulldogs.

Caps vs. Flyers Recap: Flying High...Then Low - Japers' Rink
The Capitals pick up a point, but blow yet another 2 goal lead, lose a standings point to the Flyers, and fail to achieve their first five game win streak of the season.

Florida Panthers 5, New York Islanders 3: Vanek's last game? - Lighthouse Hockey
Thomas Vanek scored two goals in what could be his last game as an Islander, while the Islanders blew yet another third-period two-goal lead.

Sharks cap road trip with 4-2 win over Devils - Fear The Fin
It wasn't a flawless victory, especially in their own zone, but the Sharks managed to outlast the Devils and take home four of six points from their road trip.

Game 61 Recap - Avs 6 Bolts 3 - Mile High Hockey
The Avalanche had 4 goals from blueliners in their 6-3 victory over Tampa Bay.

Recap: Bruins 6, Rangers 3 - Stanley Cup of Chowder
The Bruins score six goals and Tuukka Rask gets number one star.

Ducks 5, Hurricanes 3 - Canes Country
Carolina gets 52 shots but lose fifth straight.

The Final Howl

Virginia Resident Gets "NO CUPS" Washington Capitals Vanity Plate - SportsPickle

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