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Coyotes Tracks - February 6, 2012 - Last Tilt With Winged Wheels

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The Phoenix Coyotes take on their old nemesis the Detroit Red Wings tonight in Glendale. If you aren't going out to the game it can be seen at 6 p.m.on the NBC Sports Network. Note the special start time. Tonight's game is the teams last regular season meeting. To get you pumped up for tonight's contest check out the 5 on 5 posts from Friday at The Production Line and here at Five for Howling.

Sunday was a light day for hockey news what with a certain American football game being played. We do have some Desert Dog related links along with recaps of the four NHL games played on Sunday, and more.

Links after the jump...

Coyotes News

Coyotes goalie Mike Smith faces another test - The Arizona Republic
Jim Gintonio previews tonight's game.

Tonight on NBCSN: Red Wings look to rebound against struggling Coyotes - ProHockeyTalk
Joe Yerdon preview's tonight's contest.

02/05/2012 'Yotes Quotes: Pre-Game Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
Bob Heethuis previews tonight's contest against the Wings.

Coyotes' supporting cast starting to come up big - The Arizona Republic
Sarah McLellan looks at some of the lesser name guys.

Tippett talks about 'never-ending battle' for a coach - blogs - Ice Chips - JimGintonio
Nice throwaway quotes from the coach on the team and the infamous wrestling belt.

News About Tonight's Enemy

Red Wings' backup goalie job is up for grabs - Detroit Free Press -
Unfortunately for the Wings the battle right now is for starter since Jimmy Howard is out.

Todd Bertuzzi weary but willing on Red Wings' four-game road trip - Detroit Free Press -
Hopefully he'll forget to take his Geritol today.

News From Around the Hockey World

Devils Win 4th Straight, Defeat Penguins 5-2 - In Lou We Trust
Ilya Kovalchuck had his third consecutive 3 point game on Sunday.

Rangers Vs. Flyers: Rangers Continue Dominance Over Flyers - Blueshirt Banter
The Rangers hung onto the top spot in the East with their defeat of the Flyers.

Recap: Bruins 4, Caps 1 - Japers' Rink
Tim Thomas stoned the Caps and the boys from D.C. may have lost Brooks Laich.

Habs Snap Superbowl Sunday Slump With 3-0 Win Over Jets - Habs Eyes On The Prize
Carey Price shut out the Jets and the Habs got out of last place.

Seattle sports-arena talks well under way, documents show - Seattle Times
Coyotes and Sacramento Kings have more reason to be nervous. (s/t to Casie McClellan)

Ho hum, Sam Gagner broke one of Wayne Gretzky’s team records - ProHockeyTalk
Wow breaking a record set by The Great One by getting 11 straight goals.

Weekly Playoff Probabilities: With Bonus Fenwick Analysis! - Fear The Fin
Advanced stats combined with playoff probability. Coyotes fans likely won't like predicted final standings contained in the post.

The Final Howl

Congratulations to Canadiens’ Scott Gomez on the one-year anniversary of his last goal - Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports

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