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Coyotes Tracks - March 16, 2012 - Desert Dogs Early Game Woes Continue

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The Phoenix Coyotes continued to make life hard on themselves last night in Calgary. They once again had to fight back from a two goal deficit. Unlike the night before in Vancouver, the Yotes couldn't muster the energy to answer to Flames and fell by a score of 4-1. Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored the Phoenix's lone goal. The team doesn't play again until Sunday which is likely a good thing. They have issues that need to be addressed.

In today's Tracks we've got post game recaps and reaction, recaps from around the NHL, plus some college hockey links for a change.

Links after the jump...

Coyotes vs. Flames Post Game News

Coyotes vs. Flames - 03/15/2012 - Phoenix Coyotes - Recap

Game 71 Recap: Flames scorch Yotes - Matchsticks and Gasoline

Callup sparks Calgary Flames in win over Phoenix Coyotes - National Post

'Bar-chee! Bar-chee!' Svenmania rules as sensational rookie scores 3rd goal for Flames - Calgary Herald

Johnson: Iginla and Co. are on fire - Calgary Herald

Chirbit - Dave Tippett - walshtodd

Chirbit - Raffi Torres - walshtodd

Chirbit - Shane Doan - walshtodd

Coyotes News

Oliver Ekman-Larsson: the next Erik Karlsson? - ProHockeyTalk
Brian Lawton thinks so - and he might have a point.

Count Brendan Shanahan among eventual GM candidates –
Phoenix's Brad Treliving makes Allen's list.

News From Around the Hockey World

San Jose Sharks turn in grand effort, prevail 2-1 in the shootout - Fear The Fin
More bad news for the Yotes fans late last night.

Martin Brodeur & J-S Giguere Earn Shutouts as New Jersey Devils Beat Colorado Avalanche 1-0 in Shootout - In Lou We Trust
Apparently Giguere is no Varly when it comes to shootouts. Avs did gain another point in the standings though.

Ilya Bryzgalov breaks shutout record, doesn't get shutout in 3-2 win over Islanders - Broad Street Hockey
The Isles Michael Grabner broke the streak, but Philly still won the game.

Cam Ward with 200th Career Win and 20th Career Shutout: Hurricanes 2, Blues 0 - Canes Country
The Blues appear to be cooling off.

Welcome back Sidney Crosby- Matt Cooke and the Pens (rick)-roll the Rangers 5-2. - PensBurgh
The Pens got Sid and Kris Letang back and the Rangers were without Hank. Predictable result ensued.

Panthers continue to roll, smash Bruins 6-2 - Litter Box Cats
Two teams heading in opposite directions at the moment.

Draft by Snoo Snoo: Leafs 3, Lightning 1 - Pension Plan Puppets
Leafs win the battle for draft position. Or wait did they lose. Depends on your perspective.

Previewing the Women’s Frozen Four -
The Women’s Frozen Four starts today.

Goalie Noora Raty key to Minnesota Golden Gophers' title dreams - espnW
Some Women's Frozen Four prep for our readers. You can catch today's semifinals online at

WCHA Final Five: Golden Gophers Will Play UND In Friday Night's Semifinals - SB Nation Minnesota
You can watch today's semifinals on Fox Sports Arizona.

Hockey East Tournament: Boston College Takes Top Seed Into Quarterfinal Round - SB Nation Boston
You can catch today's semifinals and tomorrow's final on the NBC Sports Network.

Hallelujah, the NHL isn’t kicking off the season in Europe next year | Backhand Shelf | Blogs |
Justin Bourne has made it clear in the past he's no fan of the Premiere games. Looks like he hasn't changed his mind.

Just hand the Calder Trophy to Gabriel Landeskog already - Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
No argument here.

The Final Howl

The 68 reasons why NHL Playoffs are better than March Madness - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
An oldie but goodie.

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