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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - Swept by the Blues

The Arizona Coyotes lost to the St Louis Blues, the Roadrunners are keeping their playoff hopes alive, and UND cuts their women's hockey program.

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Coyotes News

Radim Vrbata is the Arizona Coyotes’ nominee for the Masterton Memorial Trophy - Five For Howling
A great comeback story ends in a Masterton nomination

Arizona Coyotes' Alexander Burmistrov motivated to return from 'scary' injury - AZCentral
Coyotes center Alexander Burmistrov still has the chance to prove he belongs after returning from a nearly month-long injury absence.

Arizona Coyotes struggle to score in fourth straight loss against the St. Louis Blues - Five For Howling
The Coyotes were looking to bounce back against the Blues, but they just cannot score right now.

Roadrunners News

Roadrunners keep hope alive with big win at home - The Daily Wildcat
The Tucson Roadrunners made it two in a row with a 5-2 win on Tuesday as they hosted the San Antonio Rampage at the Tucson Convention Center.

News From Around the Hockey World

NHL makes China games official, featuring Canucks vs. Kings - Yahoo Sports
The NHL is officially bringing games to China next season, as Commissioner Gary Bettman announced that the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks will faceoff in preseason games on Sept. 21 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai and on Sept. 23 at Huaxi LIVE Wukesong’s Le Sports Center in Beijing.

Flames' Tkachuk calls out Doughty for complaining to the media - Yahoo Sports
No matter how you feel about Matthew Tkachuk as a player, you have to admire the kid’s moxie.

Stamkos ‘getting really close’ to return | ProHockeyTalk
Maybe Saturday against Montreal?

Charlie McAvoy signed to an ATO, will practice with Providence - Stanley Cup of Chowder

Vegas wants ‘progressive’ head coach, says McPhee | ProHockeyTalk
Someone "that can really help us through the early years and help develop our team and our players."

University of North Dakota cuts women's ice hockey program - The Ice Garden
The Fighting Hawks have played their last season

Tampa Bay Lightning re-recall Joel Vermin from Syracuse Crunch - Raw Charge
Just days after returning Vermin to Syracuse, the Lightning have recalled him again.

NHL To Make Expansion Draft Protection Lists Public - The Cannon
After considerable outcry, the NHL has announced that they will be making the protection lists public for the Las Vegas Expansion draft.

Tyson Jost leaves North Dakota to sign with the Avalanche - Mile High Hockey
Colorado’s top amateur prospect is now eligible to suit up in Burgundy & Blue.

Penguins/Blackhawks Recap: Depleted Pittsburgh boatraced at home - PensBurgh
Chicago scores early and often to skate away with an easy 5-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins

Capitals vs. Avalanche Recap: Marcus Johansson helps topple Avalanche - Japers' Rink
Marcus Johansson records another two points.

30 Thoughts: David Poile has advice for Vegas Golden Knights -
The Oakland Raiders moving to Las Vegas brings up memories of the Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators setting up shop in the late '90s, something Predators GM David Poile knows all about. That and more in the latest 30 Thoughts.

Final Howl

Capitals beard guy unleashes awesomely disgusting new design - Yahoo Sports
While others wear hats and jerseys to the game, Brooks wears his ridiculous beard, which he fashions into ways to that support the team.