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Coyotes Tracks - December 21, 2011 - Finding A Way In Florida

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SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 20: Martin Hanzal #11 of the Phoenix Coyotes skates prior to the game against the Florida Panthers on December 20, 2011 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida.  (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 20: Martin Hanzal #11 of the Phoenix Coyotes skates prior to the game against the Florida Panthers on December 20, 2011 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
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The Phoenix Coyotes played a penalty and injury filled contest against the Florida Panthers in Sunrise, Florida on Tuesday evening. The Desert Dogs eeked out a 2-1 win in a unique way. They scored both of their goals on the power play. Ray Whitney and Radim Vrbata both had a hand in both markers. Vrbata now has 16 goals on the season and Whitney's goal to open the scoring was number 100 of his career. The Yotes are back at it again tonight at 5 p.m. in Raleigh.

Coyotes vs. Panthers Post Game News

Coyotes vs. Panthers - 12/20/2011 - Phoenix Coyotes - Recap

Phoenix slides past Florida 2-1 in penalty-ridden, injury filled contest - Litter Box Cats

Florida Panthers Have 'Parade of Penalties' Thrown in Their Honor, Coyotes Win 2-1 ... Stephen Weiss Stopped on Doorstep Late - On Frozen Pond

More links after the jump...

Coyotes News

Best of 2011 on Christmas Eve and Christmas - Fox Sports Arizona
The Coyotes-Blackhawks game from 2/12 as well as four Coyotes Snapshot episodes are on tap.

It's not panic time in Buffalo -- yet - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
More on the Turris trade.

Pirates News

Pirates Notebook: Players get a gift: days off - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
The AHL holiday break has arrived.

Gladiators News

Overtime goal sinks first-place Gladiators - Gwinnett Daily Post
Coyotes prospect Marc Cheverie was the losing goalie.

Gladiators' Jakaitis named ECHL goalie of week - Gwinnett Daily Post
Unfortunately he's Buffalo's property.

WJC News

NHL Network U.S. To Continue As Exclusive Home of IIHF World Junior Championships for the Next Seven Years - USA Hockey
The link includes this year's broadcast schedule.

2012 World Juniors Preview: Team Slovakia - Puck Worlds
Bruce Peter previews the Slovaks.

2012 World Juniors Preview: Team Denmark - Puck Worlds
Bruce Peter looks at the Danish squad.

News From Around the Hockey World

Condra nets two as Senators beat Sabres 4-1 - Silver Seven
Good debut for KyleTurris in Ottawa.

Occult Enemies - Pens 3, Hawks 2 - Second City Hockey
Hawks finally make it through a game with nothing to show for their efforts.

Recap: Caps 4, Predators 1 - Japers' Rink
The Caps big 3 score on the same night in the first time since forever.

Please Don't Keep Your Concussion A Secret - Deadspin
All injuries are not the same.

Looking at the standings a year ago: the direction of every NHL team - Backhand Shelf - theScore.com
The Desert Dogs are consistent.

Martin Havlat Expected To Be Out An "Extended Period of Time"; Benn Ferriero Recalled - Fear The Fin
Havlat has had a rough season health wise.

Source: Goaltender Marty Turco expected to join Canada's entry at Spengler Cup - NHL.com - News
Most of his teammates will be young enough to be his kids.

The Final Howl

Winter Classic 2012: Ilya Bryzgalov, Bernie Parent masks on display - Broad Street Hockey

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