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Sunday's Coyotes Tracks - win one, lose one

Phoenix's inconsistency continues, Philadelphia fans are mean and a full slate of recaps from the final NHL games before the Olympic break.

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Coyotes News

Phoenix Coyotes @ Dallas Stars recap: not with a bang, but a whimper - Five For Howling
The Phoenix Coyotes fall to the Dallas Stars 2-1 in their final game before the Olympic break.

Phoenix Coyotes inconsistency issues continue in loss to Dallas Stars -
The Coyotes’ inconsistency issues continued — no doubt the Coyotes’ biggest concern as they head into the 18-day break — and they fell 2-1 to the Stars in front of 18,532 at American Airlines Center.

Dallas Stars Defeat Phoenix Coyotes Again to Claim 8th Place in Western Conference - Defending Big D
The Olympic break is a bummer for most- But the Dallas Stars will enjoy their share of 8th place throughout.

Olympic Hockey News

2014 Olympics: Team USA NHL Statistics Heading into Sochi | The United States of Hockey
With the Olympic break officially on as of Saturday night and players beginning their flights to Sochi this weekend, it's time to take a look at how the players that will make up the U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team fared in the lead-up to the games.

2014 Olympics: U.S. Women Open Play with 3-1 Win Over Finland | The United States of Hockey
The U.S. women got the start they wanted with a 3-1 win over Finland in the opening game of the women's hockey tournament at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

Group A: United States, Russia to battle for top spot -
The game between United States and Russia highlights Group A play at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Here are the practice plans for the United States and Canada | ProHockeyTalk
NHLers arrive Monday in Sochi.

Bergenheim rejected Finland’s Olympic invitation | ProHockeyTalk
They wanted him to serve as an injury replacement.

Visnovsky officially ruled out of Olympics, ‘huge loss’ says Slovakian GM | ProHockeyTalk
They're also going to have to get by without Marian Gaborik.

Jagr: Czech Republic might be old, but we can still win | ProHockeyTalk
He also think fatigue will be an issue for the Olympic squad.

News From Around the Hockey World

Kings waive Colin Fraser - Jewels From The Crown
LA clears up some cap space by waiving the veteran center.

Kris Russell inks two-year extension with Flames | ProHockeyTalk
He's averaged 23:28 minutes per game this season.

Sharks send F John McCarthy to minors for Olympic break - The Hockey News
The San Jose Sharks have reassigned forward John McCarthy to Worcester of the AHL during the Olympic break.

Flames at Flyers Game Recap: PD-D'oh! - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Calgary lost to Philadelphia, but did they at least play well? (Yes, yes they did.)

Bruins Impeach Senators, Score TD, Win 7-2 - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Bruins score TD, win 7-2.

Recap: Blues defeat Jets 4-3 in SO - St. Louis Game Time
The St. Louis Blues are heading into the Olympic break with the lead over the team from northern Illinois after getting a win this afternoon against the Winnipeg Jets.

Nashville Predators 2, Anaheim Ducks 5: Bad bounces negate strong effort against league's best team - On the Forecheck
The Predators were on the wrong end of puck luck tonight, and it ends in a frustrating loss.

Capitals vs. Devils Recap: Milestones Big and Small as Caps Win 3-0 - Japers' Rink
A career first and a couple of empty-net milestones help the Caps head into the break with a 3-0 win over New Jersey.

Canadiens 4, Hurricanes 1 - Canes Country
The fourth line is the best line for Carolina and that's not good enough

Game Recap: Gone in a Flash - Red Wings 2 at Lightning 4 - Winging It In Motown
The Red Wings enter the 18-day break losing to the Florida team they can't beat this year.

Injured Capitals forward Grabovski will use Olympic break to rest up | ProHockeyTalk
Took part in full team practice on Friday, as per Washington Post.

‘I’ll be good to go to Sochi,’ says Max Pacioretty | ProHockeyTalk
Left tonight's game after a hard collision into the net.

Video: Minor league journeyman Julien Brouillette scores first NHL goal | ProHockeyTalk
Pretty cool moment.

The Final Howl

That Font Size Is Equivalent To Yelling - Deadspin
"The Philly fans are being mean."