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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - good Vr-brations

Radim Vrbata is hot yet again, and the Coyotes win yet again. More on that and other stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Phoenix Coyotes @ Florida Panthers recap: play a full sixty - Five For Howling
The Coyotes get four points in forty-eight hours, as they defeat the Florida Panthers by a final of 3-1.

Phoenix Coyotes top the Florida Panthers for second straight win -
The Coyotes scored early and never trailed as they defeated the Florida Panthers 3-1 for their second win in two days.

Vrbata nets Coyotes a second straight win | FOX Sports on MSN
The Coyotes did a great job fending off the Panthers in the early stages of the game.

Phoenix Coyotes' Radim Vrbata picks up goal pace -
It’s difficult to attribute Coyotes winger Radim Vrbata’s recent offensive surge to his new linemate, winger Martin Erat, because Erat hasn’t even been on the ice for two of the four goals Vrbata has scored in his past four games.

Two New Logos for Arizona Coyotes Spotted | Chris Creamer's SportsLogos.Net News and Blog
Will they be the Coyotes official logos next year?

Arizona College Hockey

ASU hockey wins ACHA national championship | Phoenix
Two freshman helped led the Devils to their first ever national title.

News From Around the Hockey World

Dallas Stars Get Emotional Win Over St Louis Blue 3-2 In Overtime - Defending Big D
A big two points were earned after watching teammate Rich Peverley collapse on the bench last night.

Oilers Go Down 3-0 Early but Win in the Shootout - The Copper & Blue
The Oilers beat the Wild 4-3 in the shootout after being down 3-0 early in the first period.

Nashville Predators 4, Buffalo Sabres 1: Scoring stays active as Nashville sweeps their back-to-back - On the Forecheck
Preds 4, Sabres 1: Goals! Wins! Goals and Wins!

Sharks move to within two points of Anaheim with dominant win over Maple Leafs - Fear The Fin
The 6-2 final score may not even do justice to how lopsided this one truly was as the Sharks took advantage of a road-weary (and, honestly, not-very-good-at-hockey) opponent.

Flyers vs. Devils: 'F**king unbelievable' disallowed goal gives New Jersey win - Broad Street Hockey
This is the same rule that disallowed Brandon McMillan's first goal against the Washington Capitals.

‘Intent to blow’ strikes as Tommy Wingels is denied a goal for Sharks (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Yay totally arbitrary rules!

Does the fact Rich Peverley wanted to keep playing make hockey players tougher than others? | National Post
A very well written article about the perception of hockey players versus other sports on social media.

NHL polling fans on Seattle, Las Vegas as hockey cities | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The survey question also included Halifax, San Diego, Louisville, and Hartford.

What the NHL would look like with a 3-point system -
Executives apparently aren't happy with the number of games being decided by the shootout. Maybe implementing a three-point standing system would help with that problem.

Terry Trafford’s body found in Michigan on Tuesday | ProHockeyTalk
Just an awful story all around.

Evgeny Kuznetsov or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the New Guy - Japers' Rink
Why acknowledging the issues with the Caps doesn't have to override excitement about Kuznetsov's debut.

Dion Phaneuf takes out James van Riemsdyk -
Dion Phaneuf wanted to hit San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau. Instead he injured James van Riemsdyk, his own teammate.

The Final Howl

GIF: Oilers take each other out at blue line in microcosm of season -