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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - flying low to Toronto

The Arizona Coyotes came up short for the seventh time in a row last night against the Philadelphia Flyers. More on that and other stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Mike Smith looks good in shootout loss to Philadelphia Flyers - Five For Howling
The Arizona Coyotes didn't win, but they looked much better than earlier in the year in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Video: Simmond’s shootout winner lifts the Flyers over the Coyotes | ProHockeyTalk
Philly erased an early 2-0 deficit to earn two points.

Coyotes drop shootout to Flyers | FOX Sports
Wayne Simmonds scored in regulation and got the winning goal in a shootout to lift Philadelphia to a 4-3 victory over Arizona.

Flyers vs. Coyotes recap: The Flyers started flat. Then came back energized! Hooray post-all star break narratives! - Broad Street Hockey
The Flyers overcame an early 2-0 deficit and stormed back, forcing overtime and ultimately defeating the Arizona Coyotes, 4-3, in a shootout.

Coyotes’ Vitale leaves game vs. Flyers with an upper body injury | ProHockeyTalk
Happened during the first period tonight in Philly.

The Arizona Coyotes at the trade deadline: a recent history - Five For Howling
Let's take a look at some of the trade deadline deals the Arizona Coyotes have made in recent years.

Pacific Power Ranking - Kings Gain Ground - Today's Slapshot
Jaime Eisner breaks down the Pacific Division team by team and ranks them from top to bottom. The Los Angeles Kings are picking up steam.

Coyotes could give Domi his NHL debut this season, says Maloney | ProHockeyTalk
"There's a potential even to bring him to Arizona for at least a cup of coffee at the end of the year."

News From Around the Hockey World

Canucks continue to struggle on home ice in 4-0 loss to Ducks - Nucks Misconduct
It was a sloppy start to the unofficial 2nd half of the season for the Canucks as they were shut out for the second straight time at Rogers Arena.

Wild start second half with a nail-biting 2-1 victory over Oilers - Hockey Wilderness
It wasn't pretty, but they got it done.

Calgary Flames vs Buffalo Sabres recap: Third period Calgary Flames activate - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Not that things were going poorly beforehand, but an absolutely dominant third period by the Calgary Third Periods ensured our favourite team is still a playoff hopeful.

A Bucket of Boo: Jets LOSE. - Arctic Ice Hockey
Welcome back from the All Star Break! Hello Trouba! Hello Lowry! Hi Kane! Bonjour Pavelec!.... wait. Pavelec? Oh no. Oh no no no....

Nashville Predators 4, Colorado Avalanche 3 (OT): Preds Blow Lead but Smith Seals the Deal - On the Forecheck
Craig Smith scored in overtime to make up for a blown lead with 30 seconds left in the third period.

Dallas Stars Fall To Montreal Canadiens In Hectic 3-2 Loss - Defending Big D
It was one of the most entertaining games of the season, but the result leaves a lot to be desired.

Alexei Emelin ejected for boarding Jason Spezza (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Emelin was given a five-minute major and a game-misconduct for boarding.

This Week in the Pacific Division: All-Star Game Edition - Five For Howling
Pacific Division players scored the first two goals of the All-Star Game, and then stopped scoring after that

Pittsburgh Penguins trade Marcel Goc to St. Louis for Max Lapierre - PensBurgh
The Penguins swap 4th line centers and get a little faster and meaner in the energy role.

Who Is the NHL's Most Valuable Goaltender? - Jewels From The Crown
See why Braden Holtby might be having a better year than Pekka Rinne. And should the Pittsburgh Penguins be worried about Marc-Andre Fleury regressing?

Report: Oilers owner tried to use Hamilton as leverage in arena negotiations | ProHockeyTalk
We already knew he tried to use Seattle for the same purpose.

Kings F Mike Richards clears waivers -
Mike Richards went unclaimed off of waivers and will have to report to Los Angeles' AHL affiliate in Manchester, N.H.

Mike Richards and the downward spiral | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Not the fourth-liner that cleared waivers for the Los Angeles Kings and was demoted to AHL Manchester on Tuesday. That’s not the guy we’re talking about here.

Martin Brodeur Retires with Blues, Will Return to New Jersey Devils as Management - In Lou We Trust
Martin Brodeur will retire on Thursday and will take a front office job with the St. Louis Blues. But he will be coming back to the New Jersey Devils for that front office job offer. Is that a good idea? I question it.

Ratings continue to drop for NHL all-star game | Toronto Star
CBC sees a drop of nearly one million viewers from 2012's all-star game ratings; numbers also down for super skills and fantasy draft.

Radek Dvorak calls 'Czech Mate' on NHL career | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Radek Dvorak was one of the few bright spots for the New York Rangers circa 1998 through the first lockout. He Petr Nedved and Jan Hlavac made sweet, sweet music as New York’s ‘Czech Mates’ line. Now, he has retired from the league per an NHLPA release.

The Final Howl

VIDEO: Junior hockey goalies fight at center ice, hug it out after -