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Sunday's Coyotes Tracks - winged wheel rides again

The Detroit Red Wings went into Arizona Saturday night and left with two points. More on that and other stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes can't replicate last season's success, lose to Red Wings in penalty filled affair - Five For Howling
The Arizona Coyotes fell 3-1 to the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.

Missed chances cost Coyotes in strong effort against Red Wings | FOX Sports
The Coyotes went 0 for 5 on the power play and couldn't convert a penalty shot in a 3-1 loss to Detroit.

Game Recap: Red Wings 3 Coyotes 1 - Winging It In Motown
Strong performances from Tomas Tatar, Darren Helm, and Petr Mrazek lift Red Wings to a 3-1 win over the Coyotes. Red Wings move to 9-1-0 in their last 10 games played.

Mikkel Boedker hanging around Coyotes during recovery from spleen surgery -
Coyotes winger Mikkel Boedker continues to improve after having his spleen removed Jan. 18.

For the Coyotes, it's all about the process - Five For Howling
The Arizona Coyotes have a track record of taking their time with prospects. It's highly possible they do that again next year.

Pirates News

Pirates come up short - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
After a rout in the opener, Portland ends its series at St. John's with a 1-0 shutout loss.

Gladiators News

Orlando Solar Bears top Gwinnett Gladiators 4-1 - Orlando Sentinel
Solar Bears surge continues with 4-1 victory over Gladiators.

News From Around the Hockey World

Rangers vs. Predators Recap: Rangers Fall Short in Nashville 3-2 - Blueshirt Banter
Aside from a horrendous end to the second period, the Rangers put together a solid performance in Nashville, but fell by a final score of 3-2.

Game 54 recap: Comeback falls short, Kings beat Lightning 4-2 - Raw Charge
The Lightning attempted to mount a come back, but a 3-0 1st period deficit was too much as the they fall to the Los Angeles Kings 4-2, ending Tampa Bay's franchise-record home winning streak at ten games.

Kings in peril of missing postseason; are there reasons for hope? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
It seemed so unlikely when they came from behind and beat Chicago in their first game out of the All-Star break. But since then the Kings have not won a game, or even lost in OT or a shootout.

Sharks drop down another chute in loss to Hurricanes - Fear The Fin
After a promising game against the Canucks, the Sharks jumped straight off the ladder and onto a chute against the Hurricanes on Saturday night.

Sharks scratch Vlasic because of illness (Update) | ProHockeyTalk
It was a late move.

A "Bo Does Know Hockey" Game Recap ( 5-0 W ) - Nucks Misconduct
The Canucks bounced back in a very big way against one of the east power with a decisive and entertaining 5-0 win, with young centre Bo Horvat and his line helped set the tone with one of their best games of the season

Ference Leads the Oilers to a 5-1 Loss - The Copper & Blue
After a 5-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Oilers Captain Andrew Ference calls out his team mates.

Morgan Rielly skates through Oilers defense for sweet goal -
The Maple Leafs defenseman scored a pretty goal on Saturday.

Avalanche Still Can't Score Against the Wild; Wild win 1-0 - Hockey Wilderness
It is now five wins in a row for the Wild as they defeated the Colorado Avalanche 1-0 in regulation Saturday night.

Three Goals in Eight Minutes Enough for Buffalo Sabres in 3-2 Win Over Dallas Stars - Defending Big D
Eight minutes of lackadaisical play costs the Stars as they continue to slide further away from the playoff picture.

Is the Stars' goaltending going to keep them out of the playoffs? -
The Dallas Stars need more from starting goalie Kari Lehtonen, and if they are not going to get it from him, they may need to go outside of the organization to find it.

David Backes, T.J. Oshie, Alex Steen of St. Louis Blues form top line - - NHL Insider
Once Blues coach Ken Hitchcock went back to an old reliable forward line, it was a matter of time before it would begin to click on all cylinders.

Flyers, Senators could make push for Jets' Kane -
According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the Philadelphia Flyers, Buffalo Sabres and Ottawa Senators could each make a strong push for Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane before the trade deadline.

Canes’ Murphy (lower body) to have an MRI | ProHockeyTalk
Suffered the injury Thursday night in Arizona.

The Final Howl

Gronk spiked a puck into the 5th row at the Bruins game -