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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - Close, But the Win Streak Ends at 3

The Coyotes played a close game against the Kings, but they still lost 3-2, the NHL wants to do better to have consistently good ice, and the Vegas Golden Knights can start making trades this season.

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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes come close but LA Kings escape with 3-2 win - Five For Howling
And the win streak ends at three...

Mike Smith's All-Star weekend | FOX Sports
A look back at a memorable All-Star weekend for Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith.

News From Around the Hockey World

Alain Vigneault extended by Rangers to 2020, gets $2M raise annually - Yahoo Sports
Through 295 games with the New York Rangers, Alain Vigneault is 175-97-23. Which is why the Rangers, according to Larry Brooks of the NY Post, have extended him through 2020 and given him a salary bump.

NHL wants arenas to do ‘better job’ avoiding bad ice | ProHockeyTalk
"Let's not get complacent," said Gary Bettman.

Zach Redmond clears waivers, will join the IceCaps - Eyes On The Prize
The defenceman has been reassigned to St. John’s of the AHL

Check out the logo and uniforms for Montreal’s new AHL team, the Laval Rocket | ProHockeyTalk
The AHL franchise will begin play next season

Devan Dubnyk 'a perfect fit' for Minnesota Wild - Yahoo Sports
The 30-year-old Dubnyk has come a long way since that season where he played for the Edmonton Oilers, Nashville Predators and then with the Montreal Canadiens’ AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldog – struggling with all three.

Steve Mason has new gear for the Flyers’ Stadium Series game - Broad Street Hockey
He’s going all-in on the black and orange.

Rich get richer: Letang returns for Penguins, Carlson back for Capitals | ProHockeyTalk
Penguins face Predators, Capitals take on Islanders on Tuesday.

The Lightning lose 4-3 to the Boston Bruins - Raw Charge
In their first game back from the All-Star break, the Lightning lose at home to the Bruins, 4-3.

Vegas Golden Knights might be able to wheel and deal at trade deadline | ProHockeyTalk
An interesting report rolls out some options for the expansion team.

Recap: Sabres roasted in 5-2 beatdown - Die By The Blade
The Sabres played an awful road game, and two late goals couldn’t redeem this turd.

Islanders 3 (EN), Capitals 2: 7-game point streak - Lighthouse Hockey
Boychuk’s empty-netter ended up the game-winner as the Isles closed out a 5-0-1 homestand with points in their 7th straight game, dating back to Capuano’s Last Stand.

Florida Panthers get by Ottawa Senators, win 6-5 - Silver Seven
Ryan Dzingel and Michael Matheson each had multi-goal games.

New Jersey Devils Hold On to Edge Detroit Red Wings 4-3 - All About The Jersey
With two shorthanded goals and an attempted comeback denied, the New Jersey Devils held on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3.

Recap: Stars beat the Leafs 6-3 - Pension Plan Puppets
Do you really want to know?

Jets Vs. Blues Recap: (Clever Title Here) - St. Louis Game Time
The Blues scored first at home. There, it's a positive about something.

Wild start second half with 5-2 win over the Oilers - Hockey Wilderness
With the unofficial start of the second half of the Minnesota Wild’s regular season underway, the Wild got off to a great start with a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place.

Ducks vs Avalanche RECAP: "Slytherin has all the points tonight" - Anaheim Calling
Anaheim finish the season series against the Avs, all in the month of January.

Quick Bite: Patrick Marleau’s 499th career goal helps lead Sharks past Blackhawks 3-1. - Fear The Fin
Tomas Hertl scored the game-winner with 2:03 left in the third period.

Final Howl

Nathan MacKinnon on why life ‘sucks’ for the Avalanche - Yahoo Sports
The Colorado Avalanche are the worst team in the NHL with 28 points. They’re the worst defensive team in hockey, with a 3.37 goals-against average. They’re the worst offensive team in hockey, with a 2.02 goals-for average.