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Coyotes Tracks - March 5, 2012 - Two Streaks Meet Up Tonight

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The Phoenix Coyotes look to end their two game winning streak against a team streaking in the opposite direction this evening. The Desert Dogs are in Pittsburgh to take on the Penguins, who have won four straight. The game can be seen on Fox Sports Arizona. The folks over at the network will be doing another one of their "Ask the Expert" chats during the game. Tonight's expert is Jody Jackson. Also, the team is hosting a viewing party at the Ice Den as well. We will have our usual GDT here.

Today's Tracks contain links to game recaps from Sunday's NHL action, previews of tonight's Coyotes game, and more.

Links after the jump...

Coyotes News

Phoenix Coyotes @ Pittsburgh Penguins: Time For A Win - Five For Howling
The Dude previews tonight's match-up.

Coyotes vs. Penguins - 03/05/2012 - Phoenix Coyotes - Preview
Brian Compton from previews tonight's game.

Phoenix Coyotes looking to play with edge - The Arizona Republic
The coach and captain on the current state of the team.

A Roaming We Will Go: Mike Smith - Hipchecks
Jenna is a fan of the Yotes starting netminder.

Off the Ice: Coyotes fail to answer the February call -
Carter Nacke on Yotes rough start to the month of March.

News About Tonight's Enemy

Brooks Orpik is older, wiser, better - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The American D-man anchors the Pens blueline corps.

Pirates News

Newest Pirates start well - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Portland has now won 3 of their last 4 games.

Newcomers have an instant impact for Pirates - Maine Hockey Journal
The Pirates traded for Brett Sterling to add some offensive punch. In his first game with the club he delivered.

Gladiators News

Record rally gives Gladiators big win over Trenton - Gwinnett Daily Post
A huge weekend for the Glads was topped off by a 5-4 comeback win on Sunday.

News From Around the Hockey World

Dallas Stars Move Up NHL Standings With 3-2 Shootout Win In Calgary - Defending Big D
The Stars can move into third place with a Coyotes' loss tonight.

Not Perfect, But Works Just Fine: Blackhawks 2 - Scum 1 - Second City Hockey
The Hawks beat the Wings at the Joe on Sunday.

Avalanche at Wild Recap: Semyon Varlamov Earns 4th Shutout As Avs Top The Wild 2-0 - Mile High Hockey
These two teams play each other again on Tuesday.

Ilya Bryzgalov humongous big as Flyers beat Caps, finally grab back-to-back wins - Broad Street Hockey
The Flyers defense was hurting, but Vryz stepped up as the Caps inched closer to missing the postseason.

Kimmo Timonen, Andrej Meszaros out 'indefinitely' - Broad Street Hockey
Already missing Chris Pronger, these are injuries the Flyers could ill afford.

Please don’t ask Ilya Bryzgalov about how well Ilya Bryzgalov is playing - Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Has the former Desert Dog finally found his groove in Philly?

Alex Ovechkin: ‘My mistake cost us two points’ - Capitals Insider - The Washington Post
Ovi falls on his sword.

Unlikely Production Sends Panthers to First Win over Senators in Nine Attempts - Litter Box Cats
The Cats break their losing streak to the Sens and increase their lead in the SouthLeast.

2012 NHL Playoffs: Can The Sabres Actually Make A Run At This? - Die By The Blade
With Ryan Miller on fire, Sabres fans are thinking about the playoffs again. Can they actually make it?

New York Islanders 1, New Jersey Devils 0: Anders Nilsson's 1st Win, NHL Shutout - Lighthouse Hockey
The Isles are now only 5 points out of 8th place in the East.

Rangers Vs. Bruins: Derek Stepan's Third Period Goal Pushes Rangers Past Bruins - Blueshirt Banter
Hank and the boys showed no sign of letting up on their Eastern Conference brethren on Sunday.

David Poile’s moves further proof Predators are real Cup contenders - Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
The Preds GM moves at the deadline helped solidify his roster to make a run for the Cup.

Three-point debate: Change the standings? - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
Pierre LeBrun with an argument for the 3-2-1 points system.

Patrick Burke spreads message of inclusion in memory of Brendan Burke - National Post
Bruce Arthur's column on You Can Play from Sunday.

Five schools to help expand college hockey’s reach - Shooting for the Show
I would add U of A to the list as well. The team has a history of drawing well and there are no pro teams to compete with down in the Old Pueblo.

The Final Howl

A Great White North Trip: My Experience In Edmonton - Defending Big D
Hockey Road Trips are always fun to read about...even when they involve Stars fans.

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