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Mental mistakes and Connor Murphy. The Coyotes are searching for answers in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Yotes notes: Murphy benched as Coyotes search for solutions - Arizona Sports
Tippett sent one such message when he benched defenseman Connor Murphy on Friday in Buffalo. When asked why, Tippett was vague.

Film Room: Breaking down the Coyotes' myriad road mistakes - TSS
Coyotes coach Dave Tippett is not happy with the myriad mistakes his team is making on its current five-game road trip...

WATCH: John Scott autographs sign for biggest fan before game -
Arizona Coyotes forward John Scott suddenly has a lot of fans around the NHL, and he made a couple of them very happy before their game in Buffalo against the Sabres on Friday night.

News From Around the Hockey World

Penguins @ Kings Recap: A Fleury of Goals - Jewels From The Crown
Early in the season the Kings' defenders struggled to contribute offensively. That seemed a distant memory in the second period.

Capitals vs. Jets Recap: Scheifele Sinks Washington in Extra Time - Japers' Rink
Washington and Winnipeg battled tightly through regulation with the home team outplaying their guests for stretches of time. The score however, remained tied, and with the teams playing 3 on 3 in overtime it was Mark Scheifele with the game winner.

Capitals' Barry Trotz has valid complaint with replay system -
The NHL didn't get the call wrong on Saturday afternoon, but the review at the end of the Jets-Capitals game did expose some of the flaws with the system.

Video: Hits, brawls, bad feelings between Caps and Jets | ProHockeyTalk
Washington wasn't happy that Winnipeg got a power play from this.

Recap: Leafs 4, Blues 1 - Pension Plan Puppets
[Remember to write a joke later about the Blues having the blues.]

Nashville Predators 4, Detroit Red Wings 5 (OT): Weber's Hat-Trick Not Enough - On the Forecheck
Scoring goals wasn't a problem tonight, but holding the lead was. Preds gain a point, but blow a 2 goal lead. Hockey is hard, I guess.

Shea Weber becomes first defenseman in Predators history to record hat trick (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The Predators eventually allowed three unanswered goals to to lose to the Red Wings, 5-4 in overtime.

Sens’ comeback win tarnished by Turris injury | ProHockeyTalk
You know things aren't good when "it's not a break" is a plus.

The coach and the concussion that won’t go away | Toronto Star
Sixteen years after a hard hit ended his playing days, the after-effects have forced Craig Fisher out of coaching too.

Viktor Tikhonov placed on waivers by Blackhawks, per report - Second City Hockey
Tiki could be on the move.

Pegulas, Sabres have quickly become power players in the world of hockey - Die By The Blade
In four short years, Terry Pegula has taken the Sabres from a solid, well-supported organization into one of hockey's most powerful franchises.

John Klingberg on sophomore season, Norris Trophy talk, 3-on-3 OT (Puck Daddy Q&A) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
John Klingberg is no longer Dallas’ little secret. The 23-year old Swedish defenseman played his way into the Calder Trophy discussion last season after leading all rookie blue liners with 40 points and finishing with 11 goals.

The Final Howl

Maple Leafs' AHL team signs Zamboni driver to serve as backup goalie -