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Friday's Coyotes Tracks - the Stars align

The Coyotes win, the Stars lose, and the Wild lose to improve the Coyotes' playoff prospects. More on that and other stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Phoenix Coyotes pad wild card lead with win over Florida Panthers - Five For Howling
The Phoenix Coyotes defeated the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Thursday night.

Coyotes hold off Florida Panthers for key home win -
It wasn't pretty, but mission accomplished.

Coyotes widen lead on Stars with win over Panthers | FOX Sports on MSN
Tippett: "They can't all be masterpieces".

'Yotes Notes: First period surge, Smith prove to be enough in Phoenix's third straight win
The Stars aligned to give the Coyotes a chance to widen their lead over the final playoff spot.

Recap: Coyotes continue playoff push with 2-1 win over Panthers - Litter Box Cats
The NHL's two remaining "problem children" played it close to the vest last night in Glendale.

College free agent Carey loves opportunity with Coyotes -
He led the NCAA with 39 assists last season.

News From Around the Hockey World

Depth Scoring Doesn't Show Up For Dallas Stars As They Lose 4-2 To Philadelphia Flyers - Defending Big D
Pennsylvania is one of the worst states for Stars hockey.

In Parise's Homecoming, Wild Fall to Devils in Overtime - Hockey Wilderness
The Wild were able to pick up a point, but lost in a frustrating fashion.

Capitals @ Kings Recap: LA Snaps Skid in Shootout - Jewels From The Crown
Darryl Sutter finally wins his 500th game, Jonathan Quick finally ties Rogie Vachon in victories, and we finally get to sleep well!

Blackhawks put Patrick Kane on IR, recall Finnish star Teuvo Teravainen -
The Blackhawks have called upon former first-round pick Teuvo Teravainen after Patrick Kane was placed on long-term injured reserve.

How shot attempt differential changes with age -
In part three of our series on player aging, we look at how Corsi evolves as a player ages.

Will Martin St. Louis ever score a goal for the Rangers? - Blueshirt Banter
Yes. The answer to the question being asked in this headline is yes. Martin St. Louis will score for the Rangers.

Brodeur: Devils to blame for Zach Parise leaving as free agent | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Suffice it to say Martin Brodeur's swan season is not going as planned.

Eakins: Eberle doesn’t need an MRI so take that, Twitter | ProHockeyTalk
#Boom #Roasted

When was the last time each player on the Buffalo Sabres scored? - Die By The Blade
With the Sabres offense stalling on a grand scale, let's take a look at how many games it's been since each player has scored a goal.

David Legwand ejected after butt-ending Evgeni Malkin in the groin (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
David Legwand had but one job in the Red Wings' 5-4 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Penguins: shadowing Evgeni Malkin. This might have been a little much.

Every NHL team's first tweet -
The Phoenix Coyotes' one is bitterly ironic.

The Final Howl

Cory Conacher tries on John Scott's helmet -