For the first time in over a month the Phoenix Coyotes paid for not coming out of the gate ready to compete. The Calgary Flames took advantage by scoring the first three goals as well as the last goal in last night's 4-2 Calgary victory. The Desert Dogs are back in action Saturday in Glendale when they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets.
We've got links on last night's game, Mike Smith being the best NHL player in February, Vrby finally getting some national love, and more in today's Tracks.
Links after the jump...
Flames vs. Coyotes vs. Post Game News
Coyotes host viewing party for Penguins game - Fox Sports Arizona
The Coyotes are hosting another viewing party at the Ice Den. This one is this coming Monday.
February's stars: Smith, Karlsson, Stamkos - NHL.com - News
Coyotes goalie Mike Smith was named the NHL's number one star for February on Thursday.
Smith carries Coyotes to the top of the Pacific Division - NHL.com - In The Spotlight
A look at February's number one star Mike Smith, how a year ago he was in the AHL, and how much can change in a year's time.
Wandering Coyote Radim Vrbata makes a name for himself in Phoenix - Adrian Dater - SI.com
Vrby isn't a secret anymore.
News From Around the Hockey World
Buffalo Sabres at San Jose Sharks Game Recap - 03/01/2012
Ryan Miller stoned the Sharks to keep the Yotes on top in the Pacific.
Pacific: Five players to watch down the stretch - Hockey's Future
Keith Yandle is the Yotes player on the list.
Marek Vs. Wyshynski Radio: Mike Milbury goes soft, Tyson Nash on Coyotes, Playoff Bubble Watch - Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Coyotes color analyst Tyson Nash was a guest on the M vs. W show on Thursday.
The Afterburners: Jets Tame Panthers in 7-0 Blowout - Arctic Ice Hockey
The Zombie Thrashers took a page out of the Blue Bombers' book and scored a TD on the Cats.
Rangers Vs. Hurricanes: Great All Around Play Earns Rangers 3-2 Win Over The Hurricanes - Blueshirt Banter
Hank took a rest day and the Rangers still won.
Game 64 Recap: Red Dawn - The Cannon
The Blue Jackets aren't the Wolverines? We are confused, but the Jackets weren't as they beat the Avs 2-0.
Senators: No tax break, no team in Ottawa - ProHockeyTalk
Wait, a Canadian team needs financial help? Maybe they should be relocated.
NHL Relocation: Saskatoon Wants To Join Long List Of Potential League Cities - SBNation.com
One can only assume Bakersfield, CA and Harrisburg, PA are next.
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