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Friday's Coyotes Tracks - home is where the heart is

The Arizona Coyotes returned home and played tough against the Carolina Hurricanes last night. More on this and other stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep...
Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep...
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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes lose 2-1 to Carolina in goaltending duel - Five For Howling
Mike Smith played a great game, but the Carolina Hurricanes got the victory Thursday night.

Carolina Hurricanes edge Arizona Coyotes via shootout | FOX Sports
The Coyotes helped out. Two of them lost control of the puck and they twice hit the left post.

Recap: Hurricanes 2, Coyotes 1 - SO - Canes Country
Cam Ward made 28 saves and Elias Lindholm notched the game-winner in the shootout for Carolina.

What's up with David Moss? - Five For Howling
David Moss has been an ugly combination of unhealthy, unlucky, and unproductive this season for the Arizona Coyotes.

NHL trade deadline candidate: Coyotes D Keith Yandle -
Today we look at Arizona Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle, one of the very best offensive defensemen in the NHL and a player that is likely to be moved within the month.

Coyotes plan to bid on 2018 World Junior Championship | FOX Sports
Arizona Coyotes officials, including principal owner Andrew Barroway, president and CEO Anthony LeBlanc and general manager Don Maloney met with USA Hockey leadership at the NHL All-Star Game in Columbus to express significant interest in hosting the World Junior Championship at Gila River Arena in 2018.

NASCAR meets NHL: Kyle Busch and Shane Doan have mutual respect for each other's sport -
Pit stop met slap shot on Thursday at Gila River Arena. The world may never be the same again.

2015 NHL Trade Deadline: Arizona Coyotes' swoon and impending sales hold lessons for Carolina Hurricanes - Canes Country
Heading nowhere fast this season, the Coyotes have announced to the world that their trade-deadline market is open. Finding themselves in a similar situation, the Hurricanes should follow suit.

ASU Hockey News

ASU, Arizona Coyotes hope to host Frozen Four - House of Sparky
ASU and the Arizona Coyotes are considering a proposition to bring the Frozen Four to the Grand Canyon State.

ASU Hockey: Desert native Joey Raats commits to Sun Devils - House of Sparky
Raats adds another bit of talent to ASU's Division I blue line.

News From Around the Hockey World

LBC Recat: Panthers 3, Kings 2 - Litter Box Cats
The Florida Panthers set down the Los Angeles Kings by a 3-2 count in Sunrise, FL.

Report: Panthers hire former Flyers exec Luukko | ProHockeyTalk
Ed Snider's former right-hand man.

Sharks get back on track with blowout win in Vancouver - Fear The Fin
Chris Tierney scored his first NHL goal and added an assist in the victory.

Ducks @ Predators Recap: Anaheim Tames Nashville With 5-2 Win - Anaheim Calling
In the matchup to determine who will take the top ranking in the NHL, Anaheim kicked off their road trip with a dominant 5-2 victory over the Nashville Predators in an unfriendly Bridgestone Arena.

Game Recap: Detroit Red Wings vs. Colorado Avalanche - Winging It In Motown
The Red Wings and Avalanche don't have the same rivalry they did, but tonight was a fun game to watch.

Video: A rare fight for Nathan MacKinnon | ProHockeyTalk
He fought Jonathan Ericsson 44 seconds into Thursday's game on NBCSN.

Dallas Stars Fall 5-3 to Tampa Bay Lightning - Defending Big D
Getting ahead 2-0 didn't work Tuesday. Falling behind 2-0 quickly didn't pan out very well Thursday.

Sabres at Blues recap: Back to losing, St. Louis wins 3-0 - Die By The Blade
Oh no, we suck again!

Kimmo Timonen cleared to skate - Broad Street Hockey
Flyers defenceman Kimmo Timonen announced he was cleared to skate tonight.

Top 10 NHL team rivalries as of right now | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
What are the top 10 biggest rivalries in the NHL currently? Agree, disagree … OK, mostly disagree in the comments!

Kane skipped game after incident with teammates -
Well, that changes things potentially.

Kane's Track Suit Situation Takes a Bizarre Twist - Arctic Ice Hockey
Dustin Byfuglien is reportedly involved in the track suit situation. What is going on with this team, you guys?

Is There an Advantage to Drafting North American Players? - Pension Plan Puppets
A quick and dirty look at the relative merits of drafting North American or European-based players

The Final Howl

The Real Purpose Of Vine: Owning Your Sister At Mini-Stick Hockey - Deadspin