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The Arizona Coyotes lose to Nashville in OT, a look at the McDavid Sweepstakes, and could this be Dave Tippett's last season in the desert?

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Coyotes News

Coyotes get one past Rinne, but only get one point in overtime - Five For Howling
The Arizona Coyotes managed to beat Pekka Rinne once, but they ultimately fell to the Nashville Predators in overtime.

Nashville Predators 2, Arizona Coyotes 1 (OT): Skidding No More - On the Forecheck
If you were responsible for the losing streak, you are forgiven, because it is now over. Preds win.

Coyotes sponsor telethon to support Los Ninos hospital | FOX Sports
The Arizona Coyotes and FOX Sports Arizona will team up on a telethon during Thursday night's telecast of the Coyotes-Blackhawks game to provide financial support for renovations at Los Nino's Hospital in partnership with Rooms for Joy.

Domingue making his case for Coyotes' backup role | FOX Sports
Coyotes goalie Louis Domingue is a longshot to make the roster next season but that hasn't stopped him from trying.

Is Mike Smith's season an aberration or a sign of things to come? - Five For Howling
Mike Smith is having one of the worst seasons of his career. Where does this season rank holistically in his NHL tenure?

From the editor's desk: Tippett's time coming? - Five For Howling
Is Dave Tippett's tenure in Arizona nearing its end?

Gwinnett Gladiators

Gwinnett Gladiators trade Stejskal to Toledo and Walker to Utah | Gwinnett Daily Post
Gwinnett gets Walleyes’ leading scorer and future considerations in return for trades of Stejskal, Walker

Arizona College Hockey

ASU Hockey: Sun Devils' season, ACHA history ends with 2-1 loss in semifinals - House of Sparky
ASU will enter next season as an NCAA program and played its last ACHA game Monday night.

News From Around the Hockey World

Niemi downs Penguins in shootout - Fear The Fin
Niemi made 46 saves (including seven in the shootout) and helped the Sharks earn two badly needed points against the Penguins.

Zack Kassian scores game-winner as Canucks go duck hunting in 2-1 win over Anaheim - Nucks Misconduct
Despite being outplayed much of the night, the Canucks found a way to grind out a tough win against the NHL's top team.

Recap: Red Wings 5 Oilers 2 - Winging It In Motown
Coming off two bad losses at the hands of the Calgary Flames, and Boston Bruins, the Detroit Red Wings were in a "must-win" situation. With the Bruins trailing their tails in the standings, and no...

New York Islanders 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 3 (OT): John Tavares winner almost makes you forget Nick Leddy's injury - Lighthouse Hockey
John Tavares scored an overtime winner worthy of an NHL leading scorer as the New York Islanders overcame two-goal deficit in Toronto to ascend to first in the Eastern Conference.

Vegas confirms 8K in ticket sales | ProHockeyTalk
"There is significant momentum in this campaign."

Bottom feeders refuse to tank by playing hard…and badly | The Hockey News
On the night the Edmonton Oilers were officially eliminated from the playoff race for the ninth straight season, the Connor McDavid Sweepstakes had the potential for an all-out Tank-a-thon. But the more you watch these bottom feeders play, the more you realize they’re not losing on purpose to get a chance at a generational talent.

Keith Yandle eyes successful future with New York Rangers -- AZCentral
A routine has been reestablished, the rotation of games and practices with some downtime mixed in, and as time continues to grow the buffer between

Canada to play U.S. on Boxing Day at 2016 world junior hockey championship - NHL on CBC Sports - Hockey news, opinion, scores, stats, standings
The immensely popular Canada-United States world junior hockey showdown on New Year’s Eve has been shelved, for at least the 2016 tournament. Instead, the longtime rivals will meet on Day 1 of the tourney, Dec. 26, at 1 p.m. ET in Helsinki.

The NHL's treatment of the CWHL is embarrassing - Stanley Cup of Chowder
As the largest and most visible professional hockey organization on the planet, the NHL is in a great position to grow the sport by embracing the CWHL. Instead, money rules all, and the league's treatment of its female counterpart is a joke.

The Final Howl

Marc-Andre Fleury can do incredible things with his goalie stick - SBNation.com
He clearly dreams of being a forward.