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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - not quite

The Arizona Coyotes aren't quite able to grab a win, while a junior hockey player is not quite able to leave the ice. Other stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes lose game of inches by just that much - Five For Howling
The Coyotes played well at times, but couldn't come away with a win.

Coyotes still struggling, can't fend off Sharks -
As much as they would have liked the arrival of the second half of the season to coincide with some type of transformation or makeover, the same version of the Coyotes that limped through the first 41 games was on the ice for No. 42.

Dillon's first goal as a Shark powers win over Coyotes - Fear The Fin
Defenseman's first goal with San Jose and an unexpectedly dominant showing by a new-look fourth line led the Sharks to victory.

Arizona Coyotes attendance figures at the midway point - Five For Howling
We are 41 games into the season. How many people are going to games? And how does that number differ from years past?

NHL Teams Under the Most Pressure to Make a Move Before the Trade Deadline | Bleacher Report
The list includes Arizona.

Arizona Coyotes add Samuelsson, waive 2 others - Arizona Sports
The Arizona Coyotes have recalled defenseman Philip Samuelsson from Portland of the AHL.

Coyotes’ poor play ‘falls directly on us leaders,’ says Doan | ProHockeyTalk
Some ominous quotes out of the desert.

Arizona Coyotes Throwback: Getting To Know Mike Gartner - Howlin' Hockey
Looking back at Mike Gartner, getting to know the players that shaped the Arizona Coyotes over the last 19 years.

News From Around the Hockey World

RECAP: Blues Earn Most Lopsided 4-2 Victory Ever - St. Louis Game Time
The Blues nearly double up the Oilers in shots on goal and make it look easy against an Oilers team in complete disarray.

Nashville Predators 5, Vancouver Canucks 1: Preds score 3 after losing Rinne to injury - On the Forecheck
Nashville wins the game, but is hoping they haven't lost their star net minder.

Colorado falls to Carolina in a shootout - Mile High Hockey
Third period surge not enough as Avs unable to convert in shootout.

Wild lose to the "slumping" (Yeah Right) Penguins 7-2 - Hockey Wilderness
It was another five goal loss.

Video: Letang’s goal ends Backstrom’s night early | ProHockeyTalk
He allowed six goals on 35 shots.

NHL to review Ryan Suter hit on Steve Downie - PensBurgh
The Wild's Ryan Suter will face a review for supplemental discipline for his hit on the Penguins Steve Downie.

Dallas Stars Halt Losing Skid, Beat Ottawa Senators 5-4 - Defending Big D
A four-goal explosion in the second erased another forgettable start for Dallas.

Jets WIN. 8-2. Go home, Cats. Just go home. - Arctic Ice Hockey
Jets beat the Panthers 8-2. Is Mathieu Perreault possibly the best recent free agent signing?

LA Kings apologize for suicide joke on Twitter | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
On Monday night, around the Kings’ game at home vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs, the humor crossed the line.

Are the Montreal Canadiens true contenders? - Eyes On The Prize
There's a constant back and forth among fans and media over whether these Habs are truly contenders for the Stanley Cup. It's a difficult question, one that is deserving of a complicated answer.

Rutherford hints no major trades for a while - PensBurgh
The Pens GM gives some more details about what his strategy will be going forward.

WATCH: Sabres retire Dominik Hasek's number 39 -
The Buffalo Sabres officially retired Dominik Hasek's Number 39 on Tuesday night. Here is a look at the ceremony.

Alex Ovechkin, Seven Years After the Contract - Japers' Rink
A high-level look at the contributions of one hockey player to one city that, incoincidentally, now loves hockey.

Bryan Bickell excelling on Blackhawks' second line - Second City Hockey
Since being bumped up to the second line with Patrick Kane & Brad Richards, Bryan Bickell has found quite the rhythm.

Zdeno Chara absolutely destroys Cedric Paquette with punch (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Cedric Paquette is known for agitating players. This was not the player to do it to.

The Final Howl

WATCH: Junior hockey player clotheslines himself with own stick -