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Friday's Coyotes Tracks - Sinking Ship

Last night the Coyotes delivered yet another blow to the New York Islanders' rapidly fading playoff hopes. More on that and other stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Christian Petersen

Coyotes News

New York Islanders vs Phoenix Coyotes Recap: Offensive Explosion - Five For Howling
The Phoenix Coyotes defeated the New York Islanders 6-3 on Thursday night.

Recap - Phoenix Coyotes 6, New York Islanders 3: As you were. - Lighthouse Hockey
The New York Islanders end an embarrassing road trip that has probably sunk their season.

Phoenix Coyotes cruise past the New York Islanders -
Mikkel Boedker scored two goals as the Coyotes rolled past the New York Islanders, 6-3, at Arena in Glendale.

It's time for the Coyotes to feast on the East - FOX Sports Arizona
Coyotes, 8-1-1 against East after win over Islanders, can feast on lesser conference this month.

Coyotes notes: Maloney dispels some Doan rumors - FOX Sports Arizona
Coyotes GM Maloney dispels some rumors about Doan, says he expects more info Friday.

Pirates News

Pirates ownership structure changes, impact on Glens Falls unclear - Glens Falls Post Star
The Portland Pirates have a new majority owner, but it is unclear how the change in the ownership structure will affect attempts by Glens Falls officials to recruit the AHL team.

Gladiators News

Gladiators, Fort Wayne make five-player swap | Gwinnett Daily Post
Gwinnett sends Embach and Martine to the Komets for Hughes, Kwiet and the rights to Lyon.

News From Around the Hockey World

Bruins vs Oilers Recap: Second periods will be the death of us. Bruins win 4-2 - Stanley Cup of Chowder
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times: it was the Bruins' LAST forty minutes tonight...

Sharks snap losing streak with win over Wild - Fear The Fin
Three power play goals were enough to get the Sharks back in the win column as they held on for a 3-1 win tonight against Minnesota.

Wild coach accuses Sharks of embellishment | ProHockeyTalk
All three San Jose goals came on the power play.

Calgary Flames 2, Carolina Hurricanes 1 - OT - Canes Country
The Hurricanes are now 0-1-2 heading into the fourth and final game of their Western Conference road trip.

NHL attendance down slightly from lockout year, but let's look closer -
While arenas might be seeing fewer fans this season, it's important to look at the numbers a bit more closely.

Flames Announce GM Feaster, Asst. GM Weisbrod Relieved of Duties - Matchsticks and Gasoline
A move that seemed to be years overdue.

NHL power rankings: Los Angeles reigns as King -
Coyotes ranked 16th.

Red Wings-Maple Leafs 24/7 returns - Grantland
HBO's 24/7: Road to the Winter Classic finally returns Saturday. Who will emerge as the instant sensation this year?

How to bring shot quality into player evaluation -
MATH ALERT: Can we improve on Corsi by factoring in shot location and type?

Does new NHL playoff format punish best teams? (Trending Topics) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
An interesting question.

The Final Howl

USA Hockey's under-18 national team will wear 'Star Wars' jerseys -