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Last night was a tough pill to swallow. Details in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Pictured: Not goalie interference
Pictured: Not goalie interference
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Coyotes News

Game Recap: Red Wings 3 - Coyotes 2 (OT) - Winging It In Motown
There was a debate on tonight, so this recap is brought to you from my basement. I could have saved everyone time by telling you that hockey is better than politics.

Long home stretch could determine Coyotes' playoff fate - Arizona Sports
Head coach Dave Tippett isn't a fan of long homestands, but his Coyotes have a chance to capitalize on one over the next 10 days.

Can The Arizona Coyotes Actually Make The Playoffs? — NHL — The Sports Quotient
So can the Arizona Coyotes actually do this? There’s certainly some cause for concern, but the Pacific Division might just be bad enough to give them the shot they need.

Arizona waives Elliott, Edmonton waives Klinkhammer – ProHockeyTalk
Both teams added players to their active rosters yesterday.

Connauton Hoping for a Long Stop With Coyotes - TSS
Stefan Elliott walked into locker room at the Ice Den, sat down at his locker and stared across the space as media gathered to interview his replacement on the Coyotes blue line.

Kevin Connauton embracing latest opportunity with Arizona Coyotes -
Defenseman Kevin Connauton joined the Coyotes Thursday and is excited for this latest opportunity.

Alex Ovechkin’s goal while sliding on his back is still unbelievable 10 years later - The Washington Post
Former Capitals recall what many, including Ovechkin himself, describe as the best goal of his career.

News From Around the Hockey World

Recap: Ovi Honored With Ceremony, 4-1 Caps Win - Japers' Rink
The Washington Capitals beat Pacific troublemakers the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 Thursday night at Verizon.

Winnipeg Jets 5, Nashville Predators 4 (OT): Comeback Doesn't Last, Streak Now Five - On the Forecheck
Nashville loses a heartbreaker in Winnipeg tonight.

Paul Gaustad boards Andrew Ladd with big hit | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
It has already been an eventful night for Gaustad, Nashville’s fourth-line center and faceoff ace. He fought Jets defenseman Mark Stuart – also in the second period.

Not Good Enough: New Jersey Devils Shut Out by Colorado Avalanche, 0-3 - All About The Jersey
The New Jersey Devils turned the puck over three times for all three goals scored by the Colorado Avalanche. The Devils got none with a performance best described as "Not Good Enough." This recap breaks down the 0-3 loss, period by period.

Quick Bite: Jones leads Sharks past Oilers in McLellan's San Jose return - Fear The Fin
Martin Jones made 24 saves and two in the shootout to lead the Sharks to their fourth straight victory in a 2-1 shootout win over the Edmonton Oilers.

Hurricanes 4, Blues 1 - Canes Country
Canes put away Blues for their fourth straight win.

Blackhawks vs Canadiens final score 2016: Hawks win 2-1 - Second City Hockey
Joel Quenneville moves into second place all-time with his 783rd NHL coaching victory as the Hawks beat Montreal 2-1.

Quenneville passes Arbour for second all-time; Blackhawks make it 9 – ProHockeyTalk
Coach Q's 783rd win means he only trails Scotty Bowman.

The dangerous tone surrounding the Galchenyuk discussion - Eyes On The Prize
There are a few troubling narratives dominating the discussion about Alex Galchenyuk.

How the Kings Have Dodged the Winter Woes (So Far) - Jewels From The Crown
In what is traditionally the worst part of LA's year, the Kings have posted a pretty impressive record while maintaining a wide division lead. How?

Reports suggest Jonathan Drouin could be moved in the next day - Raw Charge
The St. Louis Blues are persistently pushing for the services of Jon Drouin, and the Tampa Bay Lightning could be compelled to do a deal soon - with the Blues or someone else.

Nick Bonino out "at least a month" - PensBurgh
The Pittsburgh Penguins depth well be tested even further with a key player going down

Lemieux, Burkle refute report — ‘There is no disagreement between us’ – ProHockeyTalk
Another day for damage control in Pittsburgh.

Would Kevin Shattenkirk be a good fit on the Bruins? - Stanley Cup of Chowder
The Bruins need a dynamic, puck moving, top two defenseman. and Kevin Shattenkirk is the perfect option.

The Oilers' Forward Group is Improving, But They Just Sent the Wrong 4th Liner Down - The Copper & Blue
The Oilers' depth is improving, but there are players who deserved to be pushed out of the roster more than Klinkhammer.

Who are the NHL's top Stanley Cup contenders at the halfway point? -
The Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks are once again looking like Stanley Cup teams. But there is also one team currently out of the playoffs that you shouldn't count out.

Tales of two years in Calgary for Deryk Engelland - Matchsticks and Gasoline
On one of the best defences in the league, Engelland is having a quietly solid second season in Calgary.

Why the Original Adam Banks Was Fired - SB Nation College Hockey
After injuring a member of the Miracle on Ice squad, the original Adam Banks was fired from the Mighty Ducks movie.

The Final Howl

Flyers treat Make-A-Wish kids to awesome night - Broad Street Hockey