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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - a good effort comes up short

The Arizona Coyotes fell to the St. Louis Blues in a tough contest. More on that and other stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Coyotes fall just short against Blues - Five For Howling
Sam Gagner scores and Mike Smith stops 34-of-36, but it isn't enough as Alexander Steen and the Blues snap Arizona's three-game road winning-streak.

Dmitrij Jaskin boosts St. Louis Blues past Arizona Coyotes 2-1 | FOX Sports
Dmitrij Jaskin got the go-ahead goal for the second time in four games, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Arizona Coyotes 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Recap: Coyotes Vs. Blues: Jaskin, Allen Help Stop "Hot" Coyotes Squad - St. Louis Game Time
Blues bring home a well earned win against a suddenly surging Coyotes team.

Coyotes plan quick reboot, not total rebuild - USA Today
The Arizona Coyotes are calling their new plan a reset instead of a rebuild because they don't want anyone to think losing is expected now or in the near future.

Coyotes' Lucas Lessio's confidence growing with more opportunity -
Lessio's appearance in the shootout is just the latest example of the youngster doing enough to merit more opportunity. Before facing the Blues, Lessio had averaged at least 10 minutes of ice time in four of his previous six games.

Getting To Know The Arizona Coyotes: Dave Moss - Howlin' Hockey
Dave Moss may be new to the Arizona Coyotes, but he's certainly doing his best to re-discover his old offensive touch with them.

KHL exodus: Viktor Tikhonov, Artemi Panarin to play in NHL next season? | The Hockey News
Tikhonov remains a two-way forward with strong hockey sense by trade, but his offense has developed a bit back home with SKA.

News From Around the Hockey World

This Week in the Pacific Division: Going up in Flames - Five For Howling
Hey, Calgary is in second place now.

Recap: Winnipeg Jets Buff out a win over the Minnesota Wild - Arctic Ice Hockey
In an ever important divisional game, four points were on the line as the Winnipeg Jets played host to the Minnesota Wild.

BREAKING: Jason Zucker Out 3 Months, Ryan Carter Out 1 Month - Hockey Wilderness
The Wild's forward depth took a big hit last night vs. the Vancouver Canucks.

Devan Dubnyk Has Had Quite The Journey - Todays SlapShot
Minnesota Wild fans consider Devan Dubnyk the hero they've been praying for all season - but few really know what sort of journey he's been on recently.

Panthers Rout Ducks 6-2, Again - Anaheim Calling
Florida scores three on the power play and three against the Ducks' third D pairing to finish off a season series in which they outscored Anaheim 12-4.

WATCH: Panthers G Roberto Luongo gives up terrible goal from center ice -
This is not one for Roberto Luongo's career highlight reel.

Roberto Luongo discovers solution to saving long-range, bouncing shots (Photo) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Tim Jackman may never score a luckier goal in the NHL career.

Professorless Oilers Lose on the Island - The Copper & Blue
The Oilers lose a close game to the Islanders.

Nashville Predators 3, Tampa Bay Lightning 2 (OT): Thunderstruck - On the Forecheck
Goals, awesome saves, more goals, and overtime sums up how the night went.

VIDEO: Lightning's Vasilevskiy makes desperation kick save to rob Ribeiro | theScore
Ooh. Pretty.

Dallas Stars Earn Hard-Fought 5-3 Victory Over Boston Bruins - Defending Big D
Dallas' bizarre trend of allowing 40+ shots in a game but still winning continues.

Stars’ Roussel to have disciplinary hearing for cross checking major | ProHockeyTalk
Was tossed less than four minutes into the game.

LOOK: Bruins' Dougie Hamilton has nasty cut after taking stick to face -
Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton suffered a pretty nasty cut below his right eye on Tuesday night.

Report: Bruins targeting Columbus’ Atkinson | ProHockeyTalk
RFA winger scored a career-high 21 goals last year.

Defenseman Derek Forbort to be Called Up - Jewels From The Crown
The Kings' first round draft pick in 2010 has never played a game for Los Angeles. Could that change on Thursday?

Hurricanes' Ryan Murphy to miss 4 weeks with leg injury, placed on injured reserve - Canes Country
The defenseman had tallied seven points in 15 games before his injury, suffered on Thursday night against the Coyotes.

Canadian Western Conference teams push for playoff spots | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Along with Montreal, there are currently three Canadian teams in the Western Conference in playoff positions. You have the Vancouver Canucks (61 points and three points clear of Minnesota for being out of the playoffs), the Calgary Flames (63 points) and the Winnipeg Jets (64 points).

Doubts raised about alternative Seattle arena locations | ProHockeyTalk
Why did Gary Bettman even mention them then?

NHL launches exploratory Las Vegas ticket drive - ESPN
Las Vegas hockey fans finally got the opportunity on Tuesday to put their money where their hockey team might be with the launch of a trial season ticket drive that supporters hope will lead to the expansion of the National Hockey League into the city.

Goodbye, Nabby: A tribute to Evgeni Nabokov - Lighthouse Hockey
Remembering a New York Islanders goalie who is best known as a San Jose Shark, and the announcer who helped draw out his character for fans.

The Final Howl

The 10 Worst Breakups in NHL History " Grantland