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Friday's Coyotes Tracks - busy 'till the break

Tonight will be the first of two games on consecutive nights for the Phoenix Coyotes before the Olympic Break. Storylines from around the league in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Jonathan Daniel

Coyotes News

Phoenix Coyotes look to improve their execution -
Unfortunately for the Coyotes, they only executed once Tuesday against the Dallas Stars.

Phoenix Coyotes roundtable: fantasy hockey edition - Five For Howling
Dobber Hockey contributor and founder of Fantasy Hockey Mechanic, Darren Kennedy, joins us to discuss Mike Smith's startability, Phoenix's MVP and what to expect from the return of Steven Stamkos.

Blackhawks will miss Kane's versatility Friday against Coyotes | CSN Chicago
There are some things more important than hockey.

Olympic Hockey News

Lyndsey Fry & Team USA women's hockey viewing schedule - Five For Howling
Arizona's lone US Olympian in Sochi will be competing in women's ice hockey. Lyndsey Fry from Chandler, Arizona plays forward for Team USA. When and where you can watch her perform.

Captain Martin St. Louis joins the 2014 Canadian Olympic team roster - Raw Charge
Announced to replace Steven Stamkos on the Canadian National Team at the upcoming Winter Olympics, Marty will be making his second Olympic appearance.

Henrik Sedin Reportedly Not Going To Sochi - Nucks Misconduct
Breathe a sigh of relief, Canucks fans.

Gladiators News

New Orlando Solar Bear J.T. Barnett scores 2 goals in victory against Gwinnett Gladiators - Orlando Sentinel
J.T. Barnett was the difference-maker in his first appearance with the Solar Bears (24-16-1-2, 51 points), scoring two goals in a 4-1 win over the Gwinnett Gladiators.

Sundogs News

Sundogs succumb to Brampton, halting winning run - The Prescott Daily Courier
ICYMI, the Sundogs streak is over.

Arizona College Hockey News

Arizona Daily Wildcat :: Arizona hockey falls to Colorado State
After taking a win against No. 1 ASU for the first time in 37 games, Arizona hockey had the momentum in its favor heading into last night’s road game against Colorado State.

News From Around the Hockey World

They Call It Stormy Monday - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Thursday's also sad. The Bruins lost in OT.

Game 57 Recap: *Yawn* - The Cannon
The Jackets scored early on Jonathan Quick, but this game turned into a long, drawn affair that finally ended with a frustrating 2-1 OT loss.

New Yak City - The Copper & Blue
Nail Yakupov scored the game winner as the Oilers beat the Rangers 2-1.

Minnesota Wild vs. Nashville Predators Game Recap - Hockey Wilderness
"El" Nino Niederreiter blasted a goal in overtime to give the Wild two points vs. the Nashville Predators.

Capitals vs. Jets Recap: Two for Brouw, One for Brou - Japers' Rink
A big game from Troy Brouwer, and a nice NHL debut for Julian Brouillette lead the Caps to two much needed standings points, and a 4-2 victory over an old rival.

Martin Erat with an own goal against the Jets -
Martin Erat can't catch a break this year. Now he's scoring on his own team.

Video: Dustin Brown called charging after high hit on Ryan Murray | ProHockeyTalk
Dustin Brown with a questionable hit? No way.

Max Pacioretty gets 2 penalty shots in 2 minutes, fails to score on both -
Max Pacioretty was awarded two penalty shots just two minutes apart. He did not score on either one.

A tough day for the Nashville Predators: Pete Weber & David Poile hospitalized in separate incidents - On the Forecheck
It has been a bizarre day for the Nashville Predators as they prepare to face the Minnesota Wild this evening, as their general manager and TV play-by-play man were hospitalized in separate incidents.

The Final Howl

GIF: Phil Kessel really likes smelling salts apparently -