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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - Thomas Greiss shuts the door

Last night Thomas Greiss delivered the Phoenix Coyotes' first shutout of the season. More on that and other stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Christian Petersen

Coyotes News

Calgary Flames vs Phoenix Coyotes recap: finally a shutout - Five For Howling
The Phoenix Coyotes defeated the Calgary Flames 6-0 on Tuesday night.

Phoenix Coyotes net first shutout of season in win over Calgary Flames -
Mikkel Boedker established a career-high in points Tuesday.

Boedker, Korpikoski key Coyotes' offensive onslaught | FOX Sports Arizona
Mikkel Boedker's mission this season was to shed past baggage. Lauri Korpikoski's was to prove he could be more than a third-line, defensive wing.

Phoenix Coyotes mid-season review: consistently inconsistent - Five For Howling
Halfway through the season, the Coyotes sit with a 20-12-9 record, good for 8th place in the Western Conference. They have regressed to the mean after a scorching hot start.

Time has come for Phoenix Coyotes to capitalize -
January is for resolutions, and the Coyotes’ is clear: Start resembling a team that can make a strong playoff push.

Pirates News

Pirates can’t find second win in Newfoundland | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
The IceCaps drop the Pirates 4-2.

Gladiators News

Phillips, Gladiators stymie Stingrays again | Gwinnett Daily Post
The Gwinnett Gladiators gutted out a 2-1 victory over South Carolina on Tuesday.

Winter Olympic Roster News

Phoenix Coyotes' Mike Smith, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Lauri Korpikoski added to Olympic rosters -
Three more Coyotes players were added to Olympic rosters Tuesday, the deadline for submission, and goalie Mike Smith headlines the group.

Winter Olympics 2014: Here's Team Canada's final Olympic roster -
Hockey Canada unveiled the Men's ice hockey roster for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Winter Olympics 2014: Hockey Canada snubs were inevitable -
With a collection of the game's greatest players at its disposal, Canada's brain trust had to leave someone out when the smoke cleared.

All-Snub Team: Could an international squad of Olympic outcasts win gold? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
There are quite a few good NHLers who will not be heading to Sochi.

Which Olympic Hockey Team Do The Analytics Favor? (by Rob Vollman) - Five For Howling
Hockey Prospectus and Rob Vollman break down Olympic hockey rosters country by country.

News From Around the Hockey World

Ducks Power (Play) Past Bruins 5-2 - Anaheim Calling
The Ducks special teams came up huge, outscoring the Bruins 4-0, or more accurately 3 to -1 on the power play as Anaheim swept yet another homestand, ho hum.

Sidney Crosby's late game heroics lead the Pens past the Canucks - PensBurgh
Sidney Crosby writes another magical chapter into the book of his career by trying the game with 55 seconds left and then scoring the game's only goal in the shootout, because Sidney Crosby.

Minnesota Wild @ LA Kings: Kuemper steals the game and 2pts - Hockey Wilderness
The Wild walk away victoriously in LA.

Nashville Predators 3, San Jose Sharks 2: Roman Josi scores game-winner to halt losing streak - On the Forecheck
The Nashville Predators got their 5-game home stand off to a successful start, beating one of the best teams in the NHL, the San Jose Sharks, by a 3-2 score.

McLellan irate after Sharks on wrong end of another ‘blown call’ | ProHockeyTalk
"It really is disappointing."

Michael Grabner gets an assist from Jonathan Bernier -
This is an easy goal for Michael Grabner after Bernier let the puck slide into the forbidden zone.

Report: Sabres to hire Ottawa's Tim Murray as new GM - Die By The Blade
Phoenix's Brad Treliving remains with the Coyotes, for now.

Hurricanes At Sabres Postponed Due To Snow Storm - Canes Country
The NHL announced that Tuesday’s game between the Hurricanes and Sabres in Buffalo has been postponed due to inclement weather. No make-up date has been announced.

Video: T.J. Oshie takes worst of collision with Taylor Hall | ProHockeyTalk
Bobby Ryan may be on one end of a very awkward phone call now.

Brayden Schenn's stomach gets sliced by Dainius Zubrus' skate -
Hockey can be dangerous, as Brayden Schenn found out on Tuesday.

The Final Howl

LA Kings don’t know what the ‘L’ is going on at Staples (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports