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Sunday's Coyotes Tracks - Waiting Is the Hardest Part

As Tom Petty sang, waiting, especially in the midst of a five-game losing skid that may signal the end of the Coyotes' three-years of playoff runs is definitely weighing on the team...all that and more on a slow news weekend in Phoenix.

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Christian Petersen

Coyotes News

Phoenix Coyotes’ losing streak stems from slow starts, penalties
Of all the certainties with the Coyotes the last few seasons — a stingy defense, an unflashy offense and an underlying blue-collar work ethic — lengthy losing streaks in the spring aren’t one of the more flattering staples.

Coyotes Recall C. Johnson from AHL - Phoenix Coyotes - News
The Coyotes on Saturday recalled goaltender Chad Johnson from the American Hockey League.

What ails the Coyotes | Insiders
Mark Faller's piece on the troubles during the most recent Coyotes slide.

Spector on NHL: Trade speculation heats up -
The 2013 NHL Trade Deadline is shaping up to be the most complicated deadline in a long time and as April 3 draws closer the speculation is heating up.

Canucks' Alex Edler suspended 2 games for charging -
Running into Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith proves costly.

Glendale council to vote on $400 per hour contract to hire Coyotes, arena consultant - Phoenix Business Journal

The Glendale City Council is scheduled to vote next Tuesday on whether to pay a ...

Coyotes looking inward for answers to skid

Coyotes know there's only one way to end their struggles: 'Every guy needs to be better.'

Phoenix Coyotes arrive at moment of desperation as season slips away | NHL | Sports | National Post
The Phoenix Coyotes are reeling and need to get back on track quick in this truncated season or their string of playoff appearances will be over

Pirates News

Pirates Sunk by IceCaps to Split Home Series
The Saint John’s IceCaps defeated the Portland Pirates 4-1 Saturday night at the Cumberland County Civic Center to split the weekend series.

Portland Pirates Become First AHL Team to Go Tobacco Free
The team is collaborating with Maine CDC Partnership for a Tobacco-Free Maine.

Portland Pirates CEO pleads guilty to drunk driving — Portland — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine
It was just a 4-1 loss. This actually dates back to a much earlier incident from December.

Gladiators News

Haddad Scores Twice in Win - Gwinnett Gladiators
The Glads got 21 saves from Louis Domingue and a pair of goals from Joey Haddad en route to a 2-1 win over the South Carolina Stingrays

Lee Returns to AHL Portland - Gwinnett Gladiators
Goalie shuffling in the minors due to the Chad Johnson recall.

Manchester Phoenix News

Manchester Phoenix set for season finale against Steeldogs and Tigers | Cheshire Today
Manchester Phoenix are aiming to gear up for their playoff tilt with wins in the last two games of another eventful regular season

News From Around the Hockey World

Saturday's NHL Scores -

Canucks Copulae - Nucks Misconduct
All sorts of minutiae from the Canucks 1-0 win over the Kings today.

Nashville Predators 5, Columbus Blue Jackets 2: Young & Old Alike Lift Preds to Victory - On the Forecheck
Between the rookie Taylor Beck and seasoned veteran Hal Gill, the Nashville Predators got it done at both ends of the ice tonight.

Blues At Oilers Game Recap: Blues Win 3-0 In Drama Free Game - St. Louis Game Time
The Blues put their noses to the grindstone tonight to get a win over the Edmonton Oilers.

Dallas Stars Open Home Stand With 5-2 Win Over Avalanche - Defending Big D
It was all Stars early and often as Dallas jumped out to a 4-0 lead just 24 minutes into the game, and they nursed it home for a 5-2 win at the AAC to open a five game home stand.

Minnesota Wild vs. San Jose Sharks: Game Recap - Hockey Wilderness
The Wild extended their winning streak to five on the back of Niklas Backstrom's 33 saves. Zach Parise and Jared Spurgeon scored and Ryan Suter added two assists.

Devils’ Kovalchuk suffers shoulder injury; details, extent unknown | ProHockeyTalk
Martin Brodeur gets career win 666.

Canucks’ Edler: ‘I think I have been a clean player’ | ProHockeyTalk
Will serve out remainder of the suspension tomorrow.

Lupul owns up for hit, clarifies confusion over suspension standards | ProHockeyTalk
At least now he owns up to his mistake.

Lyndsey Fry Of Chandler Makes US Women's Ice Hockey National Team Camp - Howlin' Hockey - A Phoenix Coyotes Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Lyndsey Fry of Chandler has been selected for the US Ice Hockey National Team Pre-World Championship camp that will take place March 26-29 at Lake Placid,

The Final Howl

New Jonathan Cheechoo song, now with 100 percent more head-banging (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports