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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - Penalty Kill Problems

Last night the Phoenix Coyotes were done in by an anemic penalty kill. More on that and other hockey stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Phoenix Coyotes at Montreal Canadiens recap: 20 minutes does not a make a game - Five For Howling
The Coyotes dominated the opening period in the Bell Centre Tuesday night. Too bad they decided to get a head start on the trip to Toronto after the first 20 minutes.

Radim Vrbata updates Olympic and contract status - Five For Howling
A translated Radim Vrbata's interview with Czech Republic website.

Canadiens vs Coyotes Game Recap: Is this the beginning of a turnaround? - Eyes On The Prize
With the Canadiens getting their behinds handed to them once again by a bad team, Michel Therrien finally made a defensive adjustment, and it paid off.

Mike Smith really sells it - SBNation.com
Mike Smith wanted everybody to know that Max Pacioretty made contact with the back of his leg.

Pirates News

Portland Pirates could move out of state if lease dispute isn’t resolved soon, new majority owner says — Bangor Daily News
We will soon see how much of this is bluster and how much is reality.

News From Around the Hockey World

Ducks Dominate Detroit In Silfverberg's Return - Anaheim Calling
The Ducks routed Detroit with five goals after giving up the opening goal of the game in Silfverberg's return. Why couldn't they have been this bad when they were in the West?

Sharks sweep Blues in 4-2 win - Fear The Fin
The San Jose Sharks got back in the win column with a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues.

Word of the Game: Disappointment - The Copper & Blue
The Oilers fall 3-0 to the LA Kings

Bruins douse Flames, 2-0 - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Chara leads the way to a win at home for the Bruins!

Minnesota Wild vs Vancouver Canucks: Game Recap - Hockey Wilderness
Minnesota beats Vancouver in a shootout, 3-2

Tom Wilson ejected for charging Brayden Schenn - SBNation.com
Schenn does turn into the hit a little, but probably not enough to save Wilson from a Shanaban.

Video: Kyle Quincey ejected for boarding Ryan Getzlaf | ProHockeyTalk
The Ducks star managed to return.

The Leafs' Neutral Zone Backside Pressure - Pension Plan Puppets
Here's hoping Thursday night is a bad night.

Goalie contracts, variability, and the talent gap - SBNation.com
Goalies are really variable, and there's some evidence that the gap between the best and worst is shrinking. What does that imply for their value?

NHL Network to Air All U.S. World Juniors Games - World Juniors
Games will also be live streamed on NHL.com.

The Final Howl

The Venn Diagram of Hockey Hate - The Triangle Blog - Grantland