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Friday's Coyotes Tracks - shots, shots, and more shots

Today's edition of the Tracks features shot differential, headshots, and mumps shots.

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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes coach Dave Tippett: Mike Smith ‘hasn't been able to get it done' on game day - Arizona Sports
The foundation of the Arizona Coyotes has been built upon the pillars of strong defense and strong goaltending. Those pillars are looking as weak as ever 31 games into the 2014-15 season.

Arizona Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson has a knack for OT winners -
Defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson's three overtime goals this season has tied a franchise record.

Comparing the shot differentials of all 30 teams | ProHockeyTalk
Arizona: not good. Buffalo: a new kind of awful.

Arizona Coyotes Looking to Continue Winning -
The Arizona Coyotes are still struggling to string together more than a few wins, but a history of strong play against their own division could help.

Smith ‘hasn’t been able to get it done’ for Coyotes, says Tippett | ProHockeyTalk
"Hopefully he can get in there and find his game."

News From Around the Hockey World

Recap: Ducks Defeat Canadiens 2-1 Despite Inconsistent Game - Anaheim Calling
Even without scoring on three powerplay opportunities, the Anaheim Ducks still managed to best the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 at the Bell Center on Thursday night.

Video: Canadiens honor long-time captain Saku Koivu | ProHockeyTalk
Very moving.

Max Pacioretty injury: Canadiens forward leaves game after hit from behind - Eyes On The Prize
Clayton Stoner should almost certainly have received a penalty on this hit.

Max Pacioretty hospitalized after Clayton Stoner hit (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
He was helped to the back and was eventually taken to the hospiral for precautionary tests.

Penguins / Colorado Recap: All hail Blake Comeau. Pens win - PensBurgh
The Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Colorado Avalanche 1-0 in overtime with Blake Comeau scoring the only goal of the game and Marc-Andre Fleury recording the shutout.

Blues @ Kings Recap: Kopitar's Career Night Fuels a Big Comeback - Jewels From The Crown
The two struggling stars team up with Marian Gaborik to help LA grab a wild comeback victory.

Video: King scores on Brodeur from center ice, Kings beat the Blues | ProHockeyTalk
These things happen.

C'est La Vie - The Copper & Blue
Despite a strong effort through forty minutes, the Oilers increase their newest winless streak to six.

Winnipeg Jets blue-line injury woes worsen with Mark Stuart out until February
The Winnipeg Jets have lost yet another of their top-4 defencemen as it was announced Thursday that Mark Stuart is out until February with a lower body injury.

Winnipeg Jets Acquire Defenceman Jay Harrison - Arctic Ice Hockey
Kevin Cheveldayoff made a trade and even though it was not a player for player trade, the situation on defence makes that reasonable.

New York Rangers News: Lee Stempniak Is Being Tested For The Mumps - Blueshirt Banter
If he tests positive, he'll be the third Ranger to get the disease.

Hockey mumps outbreak claims head coach | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
AHL Hartford Wolf Pack coach Ken Gernander has been isolated from the team for five days and is being tested for mumps. He’s the first coach in the NHL or AHL to go missing in action due to suspicion of the mumps.

Keith Kinkaid: Small Sample Size, Great Upside? - In Lou We Trust
While he only just got his first two NHL starts, Keith Kinkaid has turned quite a few heads in his limited NHL experience. His recent play has been a great story for a team that otherwise has very little to talk about lately.

Viktor Stalberg Placed on Waivers - On the Forecheck
Well folks, it might be the end of an era.

Sharp gets back into the swing of things with the Blackhawks | ProHockeyTalk
Has played five games since his return.

Mike Babcock as Edmonton Oilers savior ridiculousness begins | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Yeah, that's not happening.

Tim Stapleton talks about his KHL experience -
Former NHLer and long-time hockey journeyman Tim Stapleton talks about his experience in the KHL as the Russian economy free falls.

The Final Howl

WATCH: Flyers' Claude Giroux bites Erik Gudbranson's jersey -