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Saturday's Coyotes Tracks - Raffi Torres Returns

February 2, a date many fans have been looking forward to since the start of the shortened season. What's the special occasion? The return of Raffi Torres. Torres will jump on the wagon after his 15 goal season last year, six of them being in the 3rd period and more than half of them being game winners. Raffi's hard style play will be needed when the Coyotes face off again against Dallas Stars today. Puck drop is 6pm.

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Christian Petersen

Coyotes News

Phoenix Coyotes @ Dallas Stars Recap: Shootout Loss Spoils Hanzal's Big Night - Five For Howling
The Coyotes may have given up a few too many opportunities and couldn't win their first shootout of the season, but the returns of Martin Hanzal and Mike Smith gave the team a spark as they extended their point streak to three games.

Dallas Stars Beat Phoenix Coyotes 4-3 In Shootout - Defending Big D
Recap from the Dallas perspective.

NHL, Glendale vow to work on Phoenix Coyotes deal - AZCentral
This could have been a headline from any day since the spring of 2010.

Reports surface of new suitor for Coyotes - Fox Sports Arizona
With Greg Jamison deal off, Calgary investor Bill Gallacher could emerge as principal in Coyotes sale.

NHL must continue its commitment to Phoenix area - USA Today
When Greg Jamison missed his city of Glendale-imposed deadline to complete the purchase of the Phoenix Coyotes, it was like adding a comma, not even an exclamation point, to the docudrama.

Phoenix Coyotes "Hockey The Hard Way"? VERY much alive! - Nebulous Verbosity
Another great piece by George Fallar.

Coyotes recall Miele; Johnson, Rundblad out - Fox Sports Arizona
Coyotes call up Andy Miele from Portland, send Chad Johnson, David Rundblad to minors.

NHL has manufactured their own problem with the Coyotes | January | 2013 Articles
The Phoenix Coyotes' saga has drug on for too long. How much of this is the league's fault? Plenty.

Phoenix Coyotes Ownership: Jamison Misses Deadline, Continues Effort | The Hockey Writers
Beaten, tired and owner less, the Phoenix Coyotes and their fans wait to hear whats next after prospective buyer Greg Jamison failed to meet the deadline.

Pirates News

Pirates collect shootout victory | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Mike Lee takes advantage of an infrequent start, leading Portland to a 3-2 win over Worcester.

Pirates’ Brown nets OT winner | Maine Hockey Journal
Chris Brown takes game winner in Portland's game against the Worcester Sharks.

Gladiators News

Gladiators blanked by Stingrays, 2-0 | AccessNorthGa
Glads get shutout by the South Carolina Stingrays.

Sundogs News

Sundogs respond after Lohrei's departure; edge first-place Americans - The Prescott Daily Courier - Prescott, Arizona
Sundogs hand Allen their 5th straight lost

News From Around the Hockey World

ASU Hockey: Sun Devils Extend Win Streak Over UofA to 29 with Overtime Thriller - House of Sparky
The Sun Devils stumbled out of the gates, but roared home for a sensational win in overtime.

Instant Recap: Winnipeg Jets lose 8-3 to Tampa Bay Lightning; Pavelec, penalty kill woes continue - Arctic Ice Hockey
Tampa Bay Lightning's star power too much for Winnipeg Jets.

Flyers vs. Capitals recap: Hopefully, rock bottom - Broad Street Hockey
The Flyers lost again. This is getting old.

Tired Senators lose 1-0 in Carolina to the Hurricanes - Silver Seven
I am sure the Senators won't use being tired as an excuse, but I will. It's been a long stretch of games, and it won't get any easier, but tonight the Senators just seemed to be a little bit on the...

Recap/Highlights: Red Wings 5 - Blues 3 - Winging It In Motown
Check out the highlights and lowlights of the Red Wings' game Friday.

Minnesota Wild vs Anaheim Ducks: Game Re-Cap - Hockey Wilderness
The Wild dropped to the Ducks in a ugly effort from the road team.

Canucks Top Hawks; Welcome to the NHL, Rookie! - Nucks Misconduct
Rookie Jordan Schroeder rewards Roberto Luongo's big night with the lone goal of the shootout, the first of Schroeder's young career as the Canucks defeated the Blackhawks 2-1 Friday night.

The Final Howl

David Backes ejected vs. Red Wings for phantom hit to head; NHL season’s worst blown call? (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports