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Wednesday’s Coyotes Tracks - Beaten by the Champs

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The Coyotes lost to the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins, ASU has extended their head coach, and Ryan Getzlaf is set to undergo facial surgery.

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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes news: Penguins spoil coach Rick Tocchet's return to Pittsburgh - AZCentral
Justin Schultz scored in his return from a concussion, Matt Murray stopped 24 shots and the Pittsburgh Penguins had little trouble with the Arizona Coyotes in a 3-1 win Tuesday night.

Arizona shoot themselves in the foot, hand win to Pittsburgh - Five For Howling
Rick Tocchet’s homecoming not enough to get Coyotes over the line against Penguins

Excuses aside, Coyotes' early season travel schedule is ridiculous - ArizonaSports
The Coyotes' myriad issues in a 2-12-1 start have been dissected ad nauseam. Here's one issue that hasn't been discussed enough: their travel schedule.

ASU Hockey News

Arizona State Extends Greg Powers Through 2022 - SB Nation College Hockey
On his coach’s show on Tuesday night, it was announced that Arizona State head coach Greg Powers has signed a contract extension with the school that will extend his contract through 2022.

The East

Syracuse Crunch captain Erik Condra on NHL waivers - Raw Charge
Condra has been in rehabilitation after back surgery this past summer.

[Injury Report] Jonathan Drouin out with an upper-body injury - Eyes On The Prize
The Habs forward will not return to the game.

Brock McGinn, Roland McKeown lead Carolina Hurricanes to 3-1 win over Florida Panthers - Canes Country
Another ridiculous number of shots, but this time the Canes end up on the right end of the result.

Michael McCarron reassigned by the Canadiens, Byron Froese recalled - Eyes On The Prize
The Canadiens made a move after their win over the Golden Knights on Tuesday.

The West

2019 Winter Classic: Blackhawks, Bruins heading to Notre Dame, per report - Second City Hockey
An outdoor game for the Blackhawks?!? You don’t say!

Ryan Getzlaf To Undergo Facial Surgery - Anaheim Calling
The Ducks captain will be out of commission for up to two months

Nashville Predators 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 1: Happy Homecoming - On the Forecheck
Road trip = success.

Connor McDavid Cleans Up Islanders In Overtime - The Copper & Blue
The first line does all the heavy lifting in tonight’s 2-1 OT victory in Brooklyn.

Thoughts on the Oilers Penalty Kill and McLellan's past success - The Copper & Blue
It's wild to think that the Oilers playoff hopes are slipping this early in the season.

Final Howl

Swedish goalies to wear shampoo bottle pads at Karjala Cup (Photos) – ProHockeyTalk
It’s only a matter of time before ads appear on NHL hockey jerseys like they do over in Europe. In fact, the Swedes are getting even further ahead of the game by slapping ads on their goalie pads.