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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks- Boston Breakdown

The Toronto Maple Leafs finally got their revenge for the lockout season and Mike Smith is HOT!

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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes seek formula to close out victories -- AZCentral
Considering four of their six wins have been of the come-from-behind variety, the Coyotes haven't had much practice preserving leads.

Coyotes Need to Play 'a Complete, 60-Minute Game' -- TheHockeyWriters
If the Arizona Coyotes are going to exorcise playoff demons, they should take a hard look at their effort and result from Tuesday night.

Poor power play a major hindrance for Arizona Coyotes -- ArizonaSports
The Coyotes have failed to find the back of the net in their last 20 power play opportunities.

Who's Hot, Who's Not: Smitty rising - Five For Howling
Both Mike Smith's and Vladimir Tarasenko's appearances on this week's Hot list were inevitable. Read and find out who joined them, as well as who did not.

Arizona College Hockey

ASU hockey faces quick turnaround after loss | ASU News | The State Press | Arizona State University
With injuries piling up and a rough schedule that featured six games over the span of 10 days, ASU Coach Greg Powers said that the Sun Devils (16-2) simply ran out of gas in Sunday’s 6-3 loss to No. 6 Stony Brook.

News From Around the Hockey World

Bruins vs. Maple Leafs 2014 final score: 3 things learned from Toronto's 6-1 win -
Of course Phil Kessel would lead the way to ending Boston's five-game winning streak.

NHL Draft top prospect Connor McDavid out 5-6 weeks -
Connor McDavid, top prospect for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, suffered a fractured bone in his hand during a fight in an OHL game Tuesday night. He is expected to miss five to six weeks.

Report: NHL picks Vegas ownership group | ProHockeyTalk
But is the league really sold on Sin City?

Blue Jackets' Nathan Horton enduring 'living hell' with back injury -
Blue Jackets forward Nathan Horton's career remains in jeopardy as he attempts to recover from a degenerative back issue. He recently opened up for the first time about his injury.

The NHL dangles the carrot and kicks the can down the road regarding Tampa Bay hosting marquee events - Raw Charge
The bidding process, if there is one, isn't clear, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman seems to indicate not to expect the NHL All-Star game or entry draft in Tampa any time soon. Eventually, but not soon.

Treliving enjoying early success as Flames GM | FOX Sports
Former Coyotes executive Brad Treliving has Calgary off to a surprising start in his first season as GM.

The Final Howl

Jaromir Jagr statue of marzipan is a tasty treat | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
In the Czech Republic there is a giant statue of Jaromir Jagr that is made of marzipan. And it looks both tasty and hilarious.