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Tuesday's Coyotes Tracks: EdmonWin

The Edmonton Oilers finally strings together a win while Martin Hanzal continues to undergo testing on his injured knee.

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A Special Report

A few thoughts about domestic violence - Battle of California
Battle of California breaks from its usual ridiculousness to discuss the extremely important issue of domestic violence. A must read.

Coyotes News

Hanzal undergoes tests on knee; listed as day to day | FOX Sports
Coyotes center Martin Hanzal had more tests on his left knee Monday. He injured the knee on Saturday against St. Louis, but the Coyotes do not believe it is a long-term injury.

Smith: 'It hasn't gone even close to the way it needs to be' | FOX Sports
Coyotes goalie Mike Smith has allowed 16 goals in three games and ranks near the bottom of the NHL in save percentage and goals against average.

Arizona Coyotes' Mike Smith takes blame, pledges better days -- AZCentral
Coyotes goalie Mike Smith readily acknowledges he needs to be better, and says he's feeling like progress is being made.

The Arizona Coyotes: Bad Moon Rising? -- TheHockeyWriters
The Arizona Coyotes are a tough team to gauge so we asked Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic to hop on the hot seat and help us out.

Monday Morning Musings: plenty of blame to go around - Five For Howling
Where are the Coyotes' biggest problems? Let's see as we take a look back at the week that was in Coyotes hockey.

Arizona Coyotes feature well-balanced prospect pool - Hockey's Future
The Arizona Coyotes have actively addressed the composition of their prospect pool since the 2013-14 trade deadline.

Portland Pirates News

Portland Pirates lose three in a row -- The Portland Sun
The Portland Pirates had their third loss of the weekend by a tally of 3-1 on Sunday afternoon when they took on the Bruins

News From Around the Hockey World

Slava Voynov arrested for domestic assault - Jewels From The Crown
Voynov has been suspended indefinitely pending an NHL investigation.

Game 6 recap: Lightning fall flat in Drouin's debut, Oilers win first game of the year 3-2 - Raw Charge
The Tampa Bay Lightning looked out of sync and out of control as they fell 3-2 to the Edmonton Oilers in Jonathan Drouin's NHL debut.

Lightning D Victor Hedman out 4-6 weeks with broken finger -
Victor Hedman is expected to miss at least a month after breaking his finger Saturday while blocking a shot against the Vancouver Canucks.

Flames re-sign TJ Brodie: Five years, $4.65 million per - Matchsticks and Gasoline
TJ Brodie is one of the best young defencemen in the entire game, and we're so, so lucky to get to watch him another five years.

McElhinney Injury Could Test Goalie Depth - The Cannon
Another injury will give a young rookie a chance in Columbus, but is the coaching staff ready to trust Forsberg?

Sabres to retire Dominik Hasek's jersey on Jan. 13 vs. Detroit - Die By The Blade
Hasek will become the seventh member of the Buffalo Sabres to have his jersey retired.

Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens supports mental health via special masks | Post-to-Post
Ben Scrivens is one of the more conscientious NHLers of his generation, so it was entirely within character to see the Oilers netminder stand up for mental health Monday by announcing he’d wear a series of goalie masks to raise awareness of the issue.

Brent Burns Belongs Back at Forward -- TheHockeyWriters
Sharks Defenseman Brent Burns shares the team lead with seven points but his defensive zone play shows he belongs at forward.

What does the future hold for the Panthers in Florida? | ProHockeyTalk
It's no secret that they're losing a lot of money.

What We Learned: An etiquette guide to throwing your NHL jersey in protest | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: It’s always interesting to see what earns the label of "disrespectful" or "sacrilege" in the NHL.

The Final Howl

Tuukka Rask guests on drums for local Buffalo band (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Tuukka Rask: ace performer on the drums.