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Saturday's Coyotes Tracks - Jacket Weather

Tonight the Coyotes look to return to their winning ways against the Columbus Blue Jackets. We have a ton of Coyotes news, plus a look around the hockey world in this edition of the Tracks. Join us back here throughout the day for comprehensive gameday coverage.

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Coyotes News

Phoenix Coyotes encourage fans to gamble with new ticket package -
If you haven't heard about this promotion yet, read on. It's awesome.

Mike Smith Has To Stay Solid For Phoenix Coyotes - Rant Sports
Smitty is back to form. Can he stay there?

Blue Jackets can only envy Coyotes' upturn - Fox Sports Arizona
Columbus fans have had little to cheer for during their team's existence.

Phoenix Coyotes scoring without offense -
During their recently-completed three-game road trip, the Coyotes were shut out twice and scored a total of three goals.

Ekman-Larsson draws Lidstrom comparison -
Shane Doan on Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson drawing comparisons to the great Nicklas Lidstrom:

Assistant GMs ready to take next step - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
Former Coyotes employee Laurence Gilman makes Lebrun's top 5 & current Assistant GM Brad Treliving gets honorable mention.

Pirates News

Pirates tumble from top | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Alexandre Bolduc scored the lone goal in a 4-1 loss Friday night.

Whale Overpowers Portland - Hartford Courant
The loss puts Portland out of first place in the division.

Manchester Phoenix News

Manchester Phoenix face must-win clash with Guildford Flames | Cheshire Today
It's desperation mode in Manchester.

News From Around the Hockey World

NHL Scores: Blackhawks still undefeated, Stars win crazy one -
The Hawks and Sharks are trending in opposite directions these days.

ASU Hockey: ACHA Bracketology - House of Sparky
A Roundtable on the upcoming tournament.

Watch Blues’ Jake Allen rob T.J. Brodie with stick save; stop of the year? (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
As cool as the other side of the pillow.

Winnipeg hockey dad is the worst hockey dad -
Tone it down a bit, dude.

Henrik Sedin collects 757th career point, becomes Canucks’ franchise scoring leader (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
A terrific accomplishment for a terrific player.

The Final Howl

Zeitgeist: Losing Streak Snapped, Islanders Finally Allowed to Leave Crippled Cruise Ship - Lighthouse Hockey