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Sunday's Coyotes Tracks - heartbroken

The Arizona Coyotes were soundly defeated by the New York Rangers on Valentine's Day. More on that and other stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Coyotes receive no love from Rangers on Valentine's Day - Five For Howling
The Arizona Coyotes outshot the New York Rangers, but lost by four goals - all scored in the third period.

Arizona Coyotes fall to Rangers, lose sixth straight home game: By the Numbers - Arizona Sports
The Arizona Coyotes didn't commit a single penalty Saturday night, but they managed to give up a special-teams goal anyway.

Rangers vs. Coyotes Recap: Rangers Explode in Third Period to down Coyotes - Blueshirt Banter
The New York Rangers scored four straight goals in the third period tonight, as they defeated the Arizona Coyotes by a final score of 5-1.

The Coyotes contractual conundrum: The losses of Radim Vrbata and Mike Ribeiro - Five For Howling
A breakdown of the Coyotes decisions to part ways with two players who could help the team now and why it had to happen the way it did.

Joe Vitale returns to Coyotes lineup; Brendan Shinnimin sent down -
To add Vitale from injured reserve, the Coyotes sent center Brendan Shinnimin to the American Hockey League despite Shinnimin playing well during Vitale's absence.

Pirates News

Dustin Gazley, Stan Galiev power streaking Hershey Bears past Portland Pirates with two-goal games |
The Bears ran their point streak to 12 games (10-0-1-1). It is Hershey's longest point streak since a club-record, 12-game winning streak during the 2009-10 Calder Cup season.

Gladiators News

Stingrays shut down Gladiators for second straight night | Gwinnett Daily Post
South Carolina’s Pimm, Rowe each score twice in win over Gwinnett on pink ice Saturday.

News From Around the Hockey World

Capitals vs Kings Recap: Ovechkin Strikes, but Kings Exile Caps 3-1 - Japers' Rink
A slow start from the boys in red and a quick strike from the Kings to start the third period was enough to sink the Caps in the second game of their left-coast swing.

Dallas Stars Can't Get the Energy Going, Lose 4-1 to Colorado Avalanche - Defending Big D
It was a tired team on the ice while the Stars struggled in the first game for new goaltender Jhonas Enroth.

Cody McLeod gets 1st star from Denver Post for ejection, 30 PIMs | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Yes, perennial Hart candidate Cody McLeod was given the first star of the game for a fighting major at 2:59 of the first period and a fighting major and a game misconduct at 6:22 of the third period.

Wild 6, Hurricanes 3 - Canes Country
Slow start puts Canes behind eight ball early.

A "Just Not Enough" Game Recap ( 3-2 L ) - Nucks Misconduct
It was another entertaining game for the Canucks, but they were unable to ride that wave of emotion after their two earlier victories, and gave up an early third period goal to lose a close game to a division rival.

Nashville Predators 3, New Jersey Devils 1: The Americans Propel Preds to Five in a Row - On the Forecheck
Cullen, Wilson and Smith lit the lamp to send the Devils back home empty handed.

Winning it in Motown! - Arctic Ice Hockey
Winnipeg won 5-4 in a shootout.

Subban logs unreal minutes as Habs top Leafs | ProHockeyTalk
He set a new career-high.

Maple Leafs' David Clarkson fights twice, gets ejected in first period -
Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson played just 2:31 on Saturday night. He still ended up getting ejected, fought twice, and earned another unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Here is how he did it.

Petry’s agent thinks his client will be traded | ProHockeyTalk
He hasn't been engaged in contract negotiations with Edmonton.

Arbitration and Advanced Statistics - St. Louis Game Time
coming soon to an arbitration hearing near you...

Seth Jones Supporting Depleted Nashville Defense Corps - On the Forecheck
Seth Jones is helping a depleted Nashville defense corps stay above water.

Return of the Los Angeles Kings' playoff chances? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Are the Kings about to go on one of their miracle pushes into the playoffs? Or is this just another ruse to get us to believe Los Angeles has finally turned the corner.

Dmitry Kulikov offered in-person hearing for clipping Tyler Seguin -
Florida Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov has been offered an in-person hearing by the NHL for his hit that injured Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin on Friday night.

The Final Howl

Top 5 heartbreakers in the NHL, for Valentine's Day (Wysh List) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports