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Coyotes Tracks - February 1, 2012 - Cogliano'd

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The Phoenix Coyotes took a step backwards on Tuesday evening in Glendale. Poor play, poor officiating, and porous goaltending by Mike Smith created an ugly 4-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks. The Yotes will be forced to stew about missed opportunities, especially on the power play (broken record?) as they don't play again until the weekend.

We've got postgame recaps, reaction, plus news from around the NHL for you in today's Tracks.

Links after the jump...

Ducks vs. Coyotes Post Game News

Ducks @ Coyotes - Game 51 - The Briefest of Recaps - Five For Howling

Phoenix Coyotes stumble after break against Anaheim Ducks - The Arizona Republic

Ducks vs. Coyotes - 01/31/2012 - Phoenix Coyotes - Recap

Phoenix Coyotes non-goal vs. Anaheim Ducks changed complexion of game - The Arizona Republic

Ducks' Cogliano nets rare natural hat trick - Fox Sports Arizona

Cogliano leads with ‘ugliest hat trick' - The Orange County Register

01/31/2012 Dave Tippett Press Conference Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes

01/31/2012 'Yotes Quotes: Post-Game Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes

Coyotes News

The Five For Howling Roundtable: The Fight For The Playoffs - Five For Howling
This week the Five for Howling staff was joined by special guest Craig Morgan from Fox Sports Arizona.

Goalie Mike Smith keeping Phoenix Coyotes in mix - The Arizona Republic
Even with last night's poor performance there is no doubt's Smith play this season has been outstanding for the most part.

Coyotes GM won’t trade Shane Doan, "Soul of franchise" - ProHockeyTalk
None of this is news to anyone in the Valley.

And The Fight Goes On - Howlin' Hockey - A Phoenix Coyotes blog
Jack Briggs breaks down Lisa Halverstadt's article in Republic from yesterday.

Phoenix Coyote Fans-Fly The Flag - Howlin' Hockey - A Phoenix Coyotes blog
Jack Briggs talks about running into hockey fans from British Columbia.

Pirates News

Pirates first half marked by inconsistency - Maine Hockey Journal
Chris Roy takes a look back at Portland's up and down first half.

'Just average' Portland Pirates seeking consistency - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
The Pirates need better play on the road in the 2nd half.

Sundogs News

Arizona defenseman Butler named CHL's Player of the Week - The Prescott Daily Courier - Prescott, Arizona
Some good news for a change for Prescott Valley's club.

News From Around the Hockey World

Sharks beat up Blue Jackets, win 6-0 - Fear The Fin
The Dogs next opponent didn't mess around last night.

Bryzgalov, Flyers Lose Another Home Shootout, 2-1 to Jets - Broad Street Hockey
Coyotes' fans two favorite topics all in one place Tuesday night.

Oilers Take An Early Lead And Hold On To Win 3-2 Over Colorado - The Copper & Blue
The Oilers did the Yotes a favor by beating the Avs.

Predators 5, Wild 4: Another Unbelievable Comeback - On the Forecheck
The Nashville media are going to start running out of words to describe Predator come from behind victories.

Hawks At Canucks Recap ; Great Game From A-Z (3-2Wo/t) - Nucks Misconduct
The Canucks prevailed at home in Tuesday night's most anticipated game.

Penguins: Crosby has soft-tissue injury - NHL.com - News
Sidney Crosby and Pens GM Ray Shero held a press conference on Tuesday to update the media on the Kid's health status.

How has Brendan Shanahan performed as the NHL’s chief disciplinary? - Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Shanny talks about having one of the worst jobs in the world.

The Whiteboard: what’s your responsibility on a lost d-zone faceoff? - Backhand Shelf - theScore.com
Justin Bourne is back with another edition of the Whiteboard. No chalk dust here.

Video: Tomas Vokoun’s Save of the Year Candidate - Russian Machine Never Breaks
The Vokeswagon robs Vinny.

Tonight on NBCSN: Streaking Sabres look to roll on against the Rangers - ProHockeyTalk
No Coyotes game tonight, but you can watch this upstate vs. downstate battle.

The Final Howl

Down Goes Brown: Great moments in all-star weekend history

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