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Thursday's Coyotes Tracksm- The New Year's Flat

Happy New Year! The Arizona Coyotes may have fallen flat, but the Barroway deal is done! All this and more in the tracks!

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Coyotes News

Coyotes' future plans come together before ugly loss to Dallas Stars --
Embracing the future became a focus for the Coyotes even before it was time to flip the calendar to 2015.

IceArizona completes a 51 percent sale of the Arizona Coyotes to Andrew Barroway - Five For Howling
Not only is the deal not dead, it's done.

Portland Pirates

Pirates' victory deserving of good cheer - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
The year ends on a resolute note as Portland beats Hartford convincingly.

Gwinnett Gladiators

Gladiators hire Mike Flanagan as assistant coach | Gwinnett Daily Post
A former AHL assistant and head coach overseas, Flanagan will join Andy Brandt’s staff immediately.

World Juniors News

United States vs. Canada 2015 final score: Max Domi leads Canadians to victory -
Canada continued its New Year's Eve dominance over the United States.

News From Around the Hockey World

Game 39 recap: Tampa Bay Lightning blast Buffalo Sabres 5-1 with impressive third period - Raw Charge
Nikita Kucherov, Tyler Johnson, and Ondrej Palat provide the offense in an explosive third period that turned a tight game into a late laugher as the Tampa Bay Lightning close out 2014 with a decisive 4-1 road win over the Buffalo Sabres.

Flyers at Avalanche recap: Squeaking one last loss into 2014 - Broad Street Hockey
The Flyers turned a third-period deficit into a third-period lead into an overtime loss juuuuuuust before most of their fans reached 2015.

New York Islanders 5 (EN), Winnipeg Jets 2: Nielsen, Strome, Lee close 2014 with fireworks - Lighthouse Hockey
The New York Islanders closed out 2014 with a convincing win that is hopefully a harbinger of more to come, and the key players were a big reason for their success thus far in 2014-15.

Panthers wrap up holiday homestand with 5-2 loss to speedy Rangers - Litter Box Cats
Round one of Hayes vs. Hayes goes to Kevin and the Broadway Blueshirts.

Happy New Year! Red Wings 3 - Devils 1 - Winging It In Motown
Normally we'd go period by period and describe some of the things that happened. But to save time because we're all busy people with important things to do on this the most holy of last days of the...

Recap: Penguins 2, Hurricanes 1 - Canes Country
Carolina scoring woes continue

Thornton injured in year-ending shutout win over Anaheim - Fear The Fin
Sharks center left the game with a shoulder injury but the team rallied for a shutout win over the Ducks.

Wild Drop Game to Blue Jackets 3-1 Like the New Year's Eve Ball - Hockey Wilderness
It was New Year's Eve in Columbus Ohio as the Wild looked to build off a much needed road win in Winnipeg Monday night. Minnesota is looking to string some wins together to climb back in to the playoff race.

Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers recap: Josh Jooris wishes you a very happy new year - Matchsticks and Gasoline
That was one of the more exciting Battles of Alberta in recent memory. Good game, Oilers. Seriously, good game. Just, uh, you might wanna get some better defencemen in case of three-on-three OT... just in case.

Blue Jackets ink Nick Foligno to six-year, $33 million extension -
The Columbus Blue Jackets locked up Nick Foligno with a six-year, $33 million contract.

Winter Classic puck drop could be delayed - NHL on CBC Sports - Hockey news, opinion, scores, stats, standings
Clear skies may have a negative effect on the NHL's outdoor game at Nationals Park on New Year's Day, as sun and glare on the ice could force the Winter Classic to be postponed.

Winter cool? Players allowed to wear sunglasses for NHL Classic | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The answer from NHL hockey operations: Yes, he can. So can any player in the Winter Classic. There’s no rule that says the players can’t wear them.

Canucks’ Hansen fined $5K for Wingels headshot (Video) | ProHockeyTalk
Occurred during a 3-1 in San Jose on Tuesday night.

The Final Howl

WATCH: This bubble hockey table automatically pours winner a beer -
This may be the most important invention in the history of hockey-related table games.