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Friday's Coyotes Tracks - Smitty shines in shut out

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Mike Smith delivered an excellent performance last night as he shut out the Vancouver Canucks. More on that and other hockey stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Vancouver Canucks vs Phoenix Coyotes recap: penalty palooza - Five For Howling
The Phoenix Coyotes defeated the Vancouver Canucks 1-0 on Thursday night.

New attitude helps Smith post first shutout of season | FOX Sports Arizona
"We have to remember that we play hockey for a living. It's the best job in the world," Smith said Thursday. "If you let it affect you through the tough times it makes it miserable. All I can control is my attitude and my work ethic and if I do that, I'm a pretty good goaltender."

Phoenix Coyotes' Mike Smith records his first shutout of the season - azcentral.com
Mike Smith stopped 28 shots to record his first shutout of the season in a 1-0 win over the Canucks.

Video: Martin Hanzal injures three Canucks in third period | ProHockeyTalk
Is the third one worthy of a suspension?

A "Slumpin'" Game Recap ( 1-0 L ) - Nucks Misconduct
You know how it goes. The team looks good, or bad, as the case may be, but the puck just won't go in. A break cannot be had.

Phoenix Coyotes Roundtable: offense, defense and Tim Horton's - Five For Howling
The FFH staff discusses the Coyotes' recent offensive and defensive struggles as well as the new Tim Horton's stand at Jobing.com Arena.

Pirates News

AHL: Pirates back home, look for more success | Sun Journal
After going 4-0-0-2 in their past six home games, home is not a bad place to be.

Arizona College Hockey

No. 1 ASU beats No. 4 Liberty 3-2 in overtime thriller | azfamily.com Phoenix
When two elite teams square off, regulation can often be insufficient, and even then, overtime may not be enough.

Manchester Phoenix News

Phoenix semi-final dates announced - Messenger Newspapers
The other Phoenix ice hockey club has announced the dates for the two-legged semi-final against Milton Keynes Lightning.

News From Around the Hockey World

Alex Stalock picks up first NHL shutout in 3-0 win - Fear The Fin
The Sharks dominated the Florida Panthers 3-0 in the team's first victory in Sunrise, Florida in over seven years.

Recap: Blues Fall To Kings, 4-1 - St. Louis Game Time
Tonight the St. Louis Blues played like a pile of dog doo. That is playing it nice. What happened? Get your drinks ready ladies and gents its recap time.

What Else Can Be Said? The Oilers are Bad - The Copper & Blue
The Wild beat the Oilers 4-1.

For Lindy, A Statistical Recap of Boston at Dallas - Defending Big D
Almost everything you want to know about the Dallas Stars 4-2 loss at the hands of the Boston Bruins.

Nashville Predators 4, Philadephia Flyers 3: Preds Finally Win a Shootout - On the Forecheck
Carter Hutton earned his spot on the highlight reel with a genuine Save of the Year candidate.

You should always take a chance on a goalie like Devan Dubnyk - SBNation.com
Finding goalies is a maddening exercise for NHL general managers, but sometimes you need to take a chance on a guy like Devan Dubnyk.

Report: Ducks’ Sheldon Souray to have season-ending wrist surgery | ProHockeyTalk
Has yet to play this season.

Jessie Vetter’s Olympic goalie mask has U.S. Constitution removed by IOC | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The Olympics in Russia are going to be fun.

PHOTO: Alberta Junior team to wear special Don Cherry uniform - CBSSports.com
CBC will be on hand for an AJHL game Saturday for Hockey Day in Canada and the Lloydminster Bobcats will make sure Don Cherry will feel at home with their uniforms.

The Final Howl

#NotOverIt: Flyers fans haven't forgotten Shea Weber - NHL - Sporting News