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Sunday's Coyotes Tracks - No. 50 but No. 1 in your hearts

Antoine Vermette leads the Coyotes to victory, Toronto salutes their fans and RIP dry scrape.

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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes steal one against the San Jose Sharks - Five For Howling
Antoine Vermette scores the overtime winner, Shane Doan adds two points and Devan Dubnyk stops 40 in the 4-3 Coyotes victory over the San Jose Sharks.

Antoine Vermette scores in shootout to lift Arizona Coyotes over San Jose Sharks -
Coyotes backup Devan Dubnyk did his part to weather the early onslaught by the Sharks, and the players in front of Dubnyk also pulled their weight as they scored twice on their first five shots.

Extra time needed as Arizona Coyotes halt losing streak: By the Numbers - Arizona Sports
Unlike Thursday night in Dallas, the Coyotes recovered from squandering an early lead -- eventually beating the San Jose Sharks 4-3 in a shootout.

Better effort, same result as Sharks drop second straight shootout - Fear The Fin
Despite an improved showing, San Jose lost another home game courtesy a skills competition.

News From Around the Hockey World

R.I.P. to ‘the dry scrape’ | ProHockeyTalk
NHL makes it official.

Sharks mercifully waive Adam Burish - Fear The Fin
Please alert the Calgary Flames.

Grit analytics: The fancy stats of hockey hitting, Vol. 1 (Puck Momalytics) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Hockey people often love big hits and value toughness more than, well, basically anything else, so I decided to take a closer look at the big hitters in the league.

Trades pick up after GMs meet, but may slow down again -
NHL general managers congregated in Toronto last Tuesday for meetings and while a few trade deals followed the summit, action could cool off amid uncertainty about next season's salary cap and how long-term contracts fit could affect that number.

Don Cherry on Leafs not saluting fans: ‘I couldn’t believe these guys would do something like this’ | ProHockeyTalk
"This is the biggest thing I've ever seen in my life with Toronto."

Nashville Predators 3, Florida Panthers 2: Forsberg Stymies A Comeback - On the Forecheck
Let the legend continue: Filip Forsberg netted the only shootout goal and the Predators held off the Panthers after a furious comeback. Incredible finish!

New Jersey Devils Shocked in Regulation, Lose in Shootout to Calgary Flames 4-5 - In Lou We Trust
With 5 seconds left to play, the Calgary Flames tied up the New Jersey Devils - their second goal in less than 3 minutes to erase a 4-2 deficit. The Devils lost in a shootout; this recap just pours out a reaction to a result that still stings.

Blackhawks vs. Oilers final score: Blackhawks dominate Oilers in 7-1 victory - Second City Hockey
Chicago kept the offense rolling as they dominated a struggling Oilers team from start to finish.

Recap: Avalanche 4, Hurricanes 3 - Canes Country
Carolina blows a 2-0 lead and falls to 1-5-0 in last six games.

Dallas Stars Outlast Los Angeles Kings 5-4 at Home - Defending Big D
It was the John Klingberg show early, and the Kari Lehtonen show late as the Stars survived by the skin of their teeth against the champs.

Game Recap: Leafs 4, Wings 1 - Pension Plan Puppets
And yes, they saluted the crowd.

Wild Pass Up a Shot (To Extend the Streak to 5 Games); Fall to Lightning - Hockey Wilderness
Tonight's game was the Wild's season in a nut shell - no power play, too much passing, not enough finish. Minnesota's winning streak stopped at 4 games.

Capitals vs. Sabres Recap: Enroth Dominates in Buffalo's Win - Japers' Rink
The Capitals put 44 shots on net against Jhonas Enroth and the Buffalo Sabres but wind up on the short end of a 2-1 final.

Penguins Islanders Recap: More of the same. Isles beat Pens 4-1 - PensBurgh
The Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders play a strikingly similar game Saturday as the one the played Friday. This is not a good thing.

Flyers vs. Blue Jackets recap: Getting back on track - Broad Street Hockey
A solid effort by the Flyers lands them a tick in the win column, defeating the divisional rival that started their recent skid.

Sens fall 3-2 to Blues - Silver Seven
The Ottawa Senators had a strong first period against the St. Louis Blues, but their effort tailed off and the fell by a 3-2 score.

Final Howl

Leafs Announce They Will Not Play Tonight, Will Salute Crowd Instead - The Leafs Report