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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - goalie controversy?

Devan Dubnyk started in last night's 4-3 SO loss. Is there a goalie controversy in Arizona? More on that and other stories in today's Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Coyotes fall prey to Ellis, Preds in shootout - Five For Howling
Keith Yandle notches two points in 500th career game, but Coyotes fall to career nights out of Ryan Ellis and Mike Ribeiro at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Strong special teams effort not enough as Arizona Coyotes fall to Predators in shootout: By the Numbers - Arizona Sports
The Coyotes managed to get a point out of Tuesday's game against the Nashville Predators, but ultimately fell in the shootout 4-3.

Nashville Predators 4, Arizona Coyotes 3: A Flair for the Dramatic - On the Forecheck
Preds take the first game of their homestand by way of the shootout.

Video: Ribeiro burns former team with pretty goal | ProHockeyTalk
Because of course he did. At least Martin Erat scored one too.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson's Norris Trophy problem | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The Arizona defenseman has elite skills, but playing in a non-traditional market could harm him in his quest to win a Norris Trophy.

This Week in the Pacific Division: Shutouts, Shootouts and Hat Tricks - Five For Howling
The Pacific Division had some of the best and worst goaltending performances of the week, and Edmonton finally got themselves in the win column!

Arizona Coyotes turn to Dubnyk in goal -
Coyotes coach Dave Tippett gave backup goalie Devan Dubnyk the start Tuesday against the Predators.

Arizona Coyotes: Is Devan Dubnyk’s Stock On the Rise? –Desert Dog Times - Guardian Liberty Voice
It certainly seems to be.

Pirates News

Pirates defenseman ready to lead a turnaround - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Dylan Reese, at 30, has the know-how for a young team that needs to break a habit of losing.

Gladiators News

Gladiators sign rookie defenseman MacGregor | Gwinnett Daily Post
The 6-foot-4, 230-pound blueliner joins the lineup three days before the team’s home opener Friday against Wheeling.

News From Around the Hockey World

Bad Times in Big D: Canucks Lose 6-3 - Nucks Misconduct
Things aren't bigger in Texas, they're just uglier.

Blackhawks vs. Flyers final score: Antti Raanta gets shutout in 4-0 victory - Second City Hockey
Two power play goals and production from the third line were more than enough to keep Chicago undefeated in regulation against Philadelphia

Video: Flyers’ Jones lays out Smith, called for charging | ProHockeyTalk
Is a call from the league next?

Sharks finish first road trip with 5-3 loss to Boston - Fear The Fin
San Jose ends up going 2-2-1 on their first long road trip of the season after giving up a third period lead to the Bruins.

How terrible is this goalie interference call on Nick Bjugstad? (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Answer: pretty bad.

Pavel Datsyuk work of art ruined by NHL goalie interference rules (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Sensing a theme here.

Johnny Boychuk keeps making an impact on the Islanders' power play -
Johnny Boychuk is piling up points like never before in his career, and this season he's already topped his career total for power points. In six games.

Video: Islanders’ Hickey cut after taking a skate to the face | ProHockeyTalk
Happened on an innocent enough play.

NHL Takes A Step Forward With Voynov Suspension - Pension Plan Puppets
After watching the NFL fumble the discipline of Ray Rice, the NHL took a domestic violence arrest seriously, acting quickly before reports flooded out.

Connor McDavid comes to Buffalo tonight in another impressive "get" for the region - Die By The Blade
If you're in Western New York and have any interest in the Sabres, go see why everyone's obsessed with Connor McDavid tonight.

Patrick Roy questions how hard Avalanche compete | ProHockeyTalk
Yeah, I'm sure that's the issue.

Report: Blue Jackets F Nathan Horton's back injury could end career -
Nathan Horton's NHL future is very much in doubt as he deals with a degenerative back ailment. According to the Columbus Dispatch, the injury could cost Horton his career at age 29.

The Final Howl

Blues' Alex Pietrangelo shaves head in support of niece's cancer fight (Photo) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports