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Friday's Coyotes Tracks - Buried Alive

Last night the Coyotes got buried by bad luck, poor decisions, and questionable calls. More on that and other stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

Christian Petersen

Coyotes News

Colorado Avalanche vs Phoenix Coyotes Recap: Disallowed Win - Five For Howling
The Phoenix Coyotes fell to the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 in overtime on Thursday night.

Phoenix Coyotes lose hold of late lead, fall in overtime to the Colorado Avalanche - azcentral.com
Coyotes lost control of a lead late in the third period and went on to fall, 4-3, in overtime to the Colorado Avalanche.

Coyotes done in by bad breaks against Avalanche - FOX Sports Arizona
Two disallowed goals, two penalties in OT too much for Coyotes in 4-3 loss to Avalanche.

NHL surprises, disappointments at quarter mark - USA Today
Phoenix makes the list.

NHL quarter-season evaluation - Grantland
A fourth of the way through the season, which teams are emerging as true contenders, and which teams are fading away?

Pirates News

AHL: Brulé's back, and smiling | Sun Journal
The game of hockey has always made Gilbert Brulé smile, whether playing in Quesnel, British Columbia, or Portland, Maine.

AHL: Pirates take flight, visit Norfolk | Sun Journal
The Pirates will play the Ducks' affiliate at the same time that their parent club is playing the Ducks.

Gladiators News

Getting to Know... Evan Bloodoff | Gwinnett Daily Post
Evan Bloodoff signed as a free agent with the Gwinnett Gladiators after three seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes organization.

Domingue returns as part of busy day for Gladiators | Gwinnett Daily Post
The Gwinnett Gladiators announced several roster moves on Thursday, including the reassignment of goaltender Louis Domingue from AHL Portland.

Sundogs News

Coyotes assign Chris Rawlings to Sundogs - CBS 5 - KPHO
Rawlings has not had an easy go of it in Gwinnett.

News From Around the Hockey World

New Jersey Devils Arrive at Staples Center Six Minutes into the Third Period, Somehow Win 2-1 in OT - In Lou We Trust
The Devils won a game they most certainly did not deserve to tonight against the Kings thanks to the man between the pipes.

Wingels scores twice, and both of them count, as Sharks rout Bolts - Fear The Fin
Two goals from Tommy Wingels, three-point nights from Patrick Marleau and Logan Couture and 36 saves by Antti Niemi led the Sharks to a 5-1 win over Tampa Bay.

Advanced stats proponents are not idiots - SBNation.com
We're don't just make stuff up, you know.

Bryzgalov’s ex-Phoenix teammate says Coyotes had to ‘put him in his place’ | ProHockeyTalk
Scottie Upshall says "we had to take care of him because it wasn't always about him."

NHL wants to improve goal review accuracy, yet won't use automated system - SBNation.com
Has your favorite team scored a goal that was deemed inconclusive and therefore waved off? Good news: The NHL might be trying to improve on that.

Central Division Breakdown: Contenders & Pretenders - On the Forecheck
Which teams have a legitimate shot at hoisting a Central Division banner next fall?

David Poile: Seth Jones ‘in the mix’ for U.S. Olympic team | ProHockeyTalk
Scored last night against Toronto.

The Final Howl

Dive Files: October's best - Eyes On The Prize