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Coyotes Tracks - March 30, 2012 - Full Strength Dogs Bite Sharks

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The Phoenix Coyotes got three of their most important players back into the lineup last night. The results were encouraging. One of those players, forward Radim Vrbata, scored both goals in a 2-0 Coyotes victory over the San Jose Sharks. The win vaulted the Desert Dogs into seventh place in the West. Phoenix returns to the ice tomorrow night at Arena when they face off with division rival Anaheim. The Yotes will be looking for another win to help them stay in the playoff chase and Ray Whitney will be looking for point number one thousand in his NHL career.

We've got post game recaps and reaction, as well as news on a couple of signings from yesterday, news from around the hockey world, and since it was so pretty we thought you might enjoy seeing Vrbata's second goal from last night again in The Final Howl.

Links after the jump...

Sharks vs. Coyotes Post Game News

San Jose Sharks @ Phoenix Coyotes recap: Vrbata Sinks the Sharks with Pair - Five For Howling

Radim Vrbata's two goals in return lift Coyotes to a big victory over Sharks at home - The Arizona Republic

Coyotes' Mike Smith earns his third shutout of Sharks - The Arizona Republic

Vrbata, back from ailment, keys big Coyote 'W' - Fox Sports Arizona

Sharks vs. Coyotes - 03/29/2012 - Phoenix Coyotes - Recap

Thursday’s Three Stars: Bailey shines vs. Pens; Smith blanks Sharks for third time - Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports

03/29/2012 Dave Tippett Press Conference Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes

03/29/2012 'Yotes Quotes: Post-Game Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes

Sharks playoff chances take a huge blow in 2-0 loss to Phoenix - Fear The Fin

San Jose Sharks lose 2-0 to Phoenix Coyotes, fall to ninth in Western Conference - San Jose Mercury News

Coyotes News

Coyotes played spectators during three-day break - The Arizona Republic

Coyotes Sign Forward Chris Brown - Phoenix Coyotes - News
The Texas native signed a three year entry level contract with the club on Thursday. He was a 2nd round pick in the 2009 entry draft.

Coyotes Sign Goaltender Mike Lee - Phoenix Coyotes - News
The Coyotes signed another 2009 draft pick to an entry level contract.

Glendale, NHL mum on Coyotes as season winds down - blogs - Westside Insider
Rinse and repeat.

03/29/2012 Morris Career Highlights Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
Highlight's of DMo's NHL career including the day he was drafted.

03/29/2012 Friends Congratulate Morris Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
In cased you missed last night's game, this video was shown in the arena and on the Fox Sports Arizona broadcast.

Pirates News

Coyotes sign pair of draft picks and future Pirates - Maine Hockey Journal
Chris Roy on yesterday's signings and the possibilities for the goaltending situation in Portland next season.

Pirates facing a tricky road - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Portland begins a four game road trip tonight.

News From Around the Hockey World

Not On My Watch - Hawks 3, Blues 3 (Hawks Win Scattegories) - Second City Hockey
The Blues got a pint last night that may come in handy in the race for the President's Trophy. The Hawks inched closer to the Preds and Wings.

Recap: Caps 3, Bruins 2 (SO) - Japers' Rink
The Caps rebounded from their ugly loss to the Sabres on Tuesday night and got a much needed 2 points.

New Jersey Devils Rose to Dominate Tampa Bay Lightning in 6-4 Victory - In Lou We Trust
The Bolts defense continues to look like swiss cheese.

Total domination: Briere, Simmonds, Schenn get going in 7-1 romp of Leafs - Broad Street Hockey
The coaching change seems to have really helped the Leafs.

Leafs’ new low: fans chant "Let’s go Blue Jays" during rout - ProHockeyTalk
Toronto fans are ready for baseball season with their hockey team looking terrible. Someone might want to inform them that Spring Training results don't count.

Islanders 5 (EN), Penguins 3: Josh Bailey with Five Points. Five. Points. - Lighthouse Hockey
The Isles sweep the their home and home series with the Pens this week.

Minnesota Wild vs. Florida Panthers: Game Recap - Hockey Wilderness
The Panthers earn a point in their quest to wrap up the SE Division title.

Pierre Gauthier Fired as Canadiens GM - Habs Eyes On The Prize
The only real question with this story is what took so long?

Shawn Hunwick and the triumph of the little guy - Backhand Shelf -
A 5' 7" goalie in the NHL?

Hobey Hat Trick Announced - Hobey Baker Memorial Award Foundation
The finalists for this year's Hobey Baker award were announced yesterday.

The Final Howl

Take an R.V. Trip Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes

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