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Friday's Coyotes Tracks - it's a mess

The Arizona Coyotes lost again. To the Florida Panthers. More on this and other stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Deja Vu, but not in a good way - Five For Howling
The Coyotes played the Panthers. Again. The offense struggled. Again. The Coyotes didn't win. Again.

Roberto Luongo stands tall as Florida Panthers hold off Arizona Coyotes | FOX Sports
Scottie Upshall scored in the third period and Roberto Luongo made 32 saves in front of another small crowd and the Florida Panthers earned a 2-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night.

Panthers, Luongo muzzle Coyotes for first home win - Litter Box Cats
Cats defy trend, tough call in 2-1 win to extend points streak to five games.

Arizona Coyotes' Connor Murphy back to his roots -
Coyotes defenseman Connor Murphy lived in South Florida during the early part of his childhood while his dad,

Arizona Coyotes: Martin Erat is BACK (and better than ever?) - Howlin' Hockey
The Arizona Coyotes picked up Martin Erat to bring some scorepower to the team. While he got off to a slow start, though, he's picking up steam.

News From Around the Hockey World

Blackhawks vs. Senators final score: Chicago wins a sloppy one - Second City Hockey
A less than stellar outing ends with a victory for the Blackhawks, thanks to a shootout goal from Patrick Sharp.

St. Louis Turns the Tables with 2-0 Shutout - Anaheim Calling
After losing 3-0 in Anaheim last week, it was the Blues turn to shut out the Ducks.

Canucks survive 3rd period collapse to bury Habs in overtime - Nucks Misconduct
The Canadiens scored two late goals in the third period to force overtime, but the Canucks would capitalize on the power play to win their third straight game.

GIF-Cap: Penguins Shutout the LA Kings 3-0 - PensBurgh
Penguins keep the defending Stanley Cup Champions off the scoresheet, extend their winning streak to three games.

Flyers sign Carlo Colaiacovo - Broad Street Hockey
Ron Hextall makes a move to add some depth to a depleted blue line.

The NHL's shootout solution is right under its nose -
We're all sick of shootouts and the AHL has the answer we're looking for.

Report: Thomas Vanek involved in money laundering scandal | ProHockeyTalk
Allegedly endorsed a New York Islanders pay check to cover gambling debt.

Why "It's Just The Fourth Line" Is The Worst Rationalization For Toughness - Blueshirt Banter
You need a fourth line that's good at hockey, not at storing players who aren't.

Kings, Martinez Talking Contract Extension - Jewels From The Crown
Muzzin's $4 million per year contract could be a comparable or an upper limit... depending on who you ask.

Flames recall Michael Ferland, Mikael Backlund out week-to-week - Matchsticks and Gasoline
The bodies just keep piling up.

Claude Giroux is shooting the puck a lot more than he used to - Broad Street Hockey
Always branded as a pass-first, pass-second, pass-third kind of player, Claude Giroux has been firing the puck on net a whole lot this year. That is good.

Heads up: Scott Stevens reportedly interviewed for Player Safety gig | ProHockeyTalk
Just replace Chris Pronger with his name from your previous jokes ...

VIDEO: Jacob Josefson goal ends Devils' 18-game shootout skid -
The New Jersey Devils actually won a shootout after losing their last 18. Jacob Josefson scored a beauty to make it happen.

Drouin dropped to fourth line, ‘has to learn to play away from the puck’ | ProHockeyTalk
"I don't know too many people who jump into the league at 19 (years old) and are playing 22 minutes a night, it just doesn't really happen."

Patrik Nemeth ready to become a 'knight,' staying positive after skate cut injury | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Patrik Nemeth staying positive after a freak skate cut ended his season.

The Final Howl

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