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Sunday's Coyotes Tracks - taking it outside

Last night the NHL put on a dazzling display at the Stadium Series in Los Angeles. More on that and other stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Phoenix Coyotes’ next issue up for fixing: Protecting their leads -
It may be premature to declare the scoring shortage that’s plagued the Coyotes in recent weeks over, but six goals in two games so far on this western Canada tour is encouraging.

For whom does the bell toll? Coyotes' Martin Hanzal - Vancouver Province
The Canucks haven't been shy this year when it comes to vengeance.

Pirates News

AHL: Luckless Pirates fall to Monarchs | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Portland drops its sixth straight.

Sundogs News

3 goals in last 7 minutes wins it for Sundogs in OT - The Prescott Daily Courier
Earlier it seemed the Sundogs could find ways to lose. Now they find ways to win.

Arizona College Hockey

Arizona Sweeps Home Weekend Series Against SDSU | Arizona Wildcat Hockey
It wasn't pretty.

News From Around the Hockey World

Stadium Series Recap: Kings lose to Ducks again, THIS TIME OUTDOORS! - Jewels From The Crown
If you were a Kings fan, this game was beyond frustrating.

Ducks vs. Kings: Game (Coverage) Review - Anaheim Calling
Now people outside of SoCal get to watch the Ducks on TV too!

L.A. outdoor circus: NHL’s Dodger Stadium showcase was astounding and outstanding - Yahoo Sports
The first outdoor game in southern California was anything but a normal. It was an over-the-top event that drew three times the normal crowd and generated a buzz that will linger for fans and athletes for a long time.

Flyers vs. Bruins recap: This is getting real ugly real fast - Broad Street Hockey
The Flyers played against a good team in today's hockey outing in Philadelphia and it went roughly about as you'd expect.

St. Louis Blues 4*, New York Islanders 3 (*SO): That Thomas Vanek is such a kick - Lighthouse Hockey
The Islanders fell 27 seconds short of surviving a 10-minute third-period onslaught from the Blues, who tied the game and then won in the shootout after Thomas Vanek's OT goal was overturned.

Thomas Vanek Disallowed Goal Questioned By Islanders - St. Louis Game Time
The Islanders forward isn't happy about the call on the ice being overturned. Regardless of the conspiracies, was it the right call?

Thornton gets halfway to a Dick Trick in sixth straight Sharks win - Fear The Fin
He couldn't get to four goals, since his second one ended the game, but Joe Thornton along with Patrick Marleau fueled the Sharks' sixth straight victory a day after re-upping with the club.

Power Play Leads Dallas Stars to 3-0 Win Over Pittsburgh Penguins - Defending Big D
The Stars got their power play going early and (maybe) often and held the Penguins excellent special teams unit off the board as Dallas ran its winning streak to three games.

An open letter to Marc Bergevin: It's time to do the hard thing, the right thing - Eyes On The Prize
Admitting a mistake is hard to do, but in this case everyone is going to understand. It's time to do the hard thing, the right thing, and move on from Michel Therrien.

Matt Stajan - "A Blue Car" - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Put this one in the "does not support the Matt Stajan signing" column. Finally.

Cory Schneider fine with Stadium Series start going to Martin Brodeur | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Schneider has been better, but this game will be played by Brodeur.

Video: Don Cherry sounds off on John Tortorella suspension | ProHockeyTalk
Saturday marks seven-day anniversary of that brawl.

The Final Howl

Your obligatory Justin Bieber trolling of the LA Kings at Dodger Stadium | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports