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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - Happy New Year!

Last night the Coyotes rung in the new year with a 4-3 overtime victory over the Edmonton Oilers. More on this and other stories (including today's Winter Classic) in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Edmonton Oilers vs Phoenix Coyotes recap: can't handle the Yandle - Five For Howling
The Phoenix Coyotes defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 in overtime on New Year's Eve.

Phoenix Coyotes’ Keith Yandle nets winner in overtime win over Edmonton Oilers -
Keith Yandle scored his second goal with 6.5 seconds showing on the overtime clock and set up Mikkel Boedker’s tying goal with 70 seconds left in regulation, helping the Coyotes rally for a 4-3 victory over the Oilers.

Q&A with Coyotes co-owners George Gosbee and Anthony LeBlanc | FOX Sports Arizona
Craig Morgan caught up with the ownership group during last night's game. Here's what they had to say.

Phoenix Coyotes’ Shane Doan back on ice, building strength for eventual return -
Fox Sports Arizona's Craig Morgan estimated his earliest time of return to be Saturday.

Phoenix Coyotes prospects Gormley and Miele shine for Portland - Hockey's Future
Regardless of the team's arena issues, it's on-ice prospects are looking pretty good.

Phoenix Coyotes poised to terminate Gilbert Brule’s contract -
After failing to accept an assignment to the American Hockey League, forward Gilbert Brule's career with the Coyotes - and in the NHL - appears to be nearing an end.

Pirates News

Pirates ring out year with win | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Lucas Lessio scores on a length-of-the-rink rush to help beat Bridgeport.

Gladiators News

Gladiators blanked on New Year's Eve | Gwinnett Daily Post
The Evansville IceMen rout the Gladiators 6-0 as Bartus notches a 42-save shutout.

Sundogs News

Sundogs Lose to Cutthroats, 4-3 - Prescott eNews
The Sundogs can't quite manage to pull out a win in this one.

World Junior Championship News

World Junior Championship: Canada beats USA 3-2, wins group A - SB Nation College Hockey
Team USA had never trailed at the World Junior Championships entering Tuesday's game. And for the first half of the game to decide Group A, it looked like the Americans might keep that streak alive. Canada came back for a 3-2 victory.

News From Around the Hockey World

Stars End 2013 with a Pair From Erik Cole, Down Los Angeles Kings 3-2 - Defending Big D
The Stars survived a furious first period from Los Angeles and used a big second period to finish the calendar year off right.

Ducks End 2013 With Crazy 6-3 Win Over Sharks - Anaheim Calling
The Anaheim Ducks avenged their only regulation loss in the month of December with a big 6-3 victory at home over the San Jose Sharks on the strength of goals from all around their lineup.

PP the difference as Avs outlast BJs 5-3 - Mile High Hockey
the Avalanche were a perfect 3 for 3 with a man advantage.

Flyers vs. Flames recap: A very Happy New Year! - Broad Street Hockey
The Flyers ring in the New Year with a solid win in Calgary.

Winter Classic preview: 2 big points on the line for Red Wings, Maple Leafs -
The Red Wings and Maple Leafs take it outside on New Year's Day, but it's more than just a giant spectacle. Two points in the Atlantic Division standings are on the line at Michigan Stadium.

Report: Toronto ‘in line’ to land 2017 Winter Classic | ProHockeyTalk
At a renovated BMO Field, no less.

Dion Phaneuf contract: Maple Leafs sign captain to 7-year extension -
The Toronto Maple Leafs have officially announced a seven-year contract extension with captain Dion Phaneuf.

Kings will send Quick to AHL for conditioning stint | ProHockeyTalk
Big step in his recovery from a groin strain.

The Final Howl

What’s In, What’s Out for NHL in 2014? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports