National Hockey League

Coyotes down Caps in SO

Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Antoine Vermette scored the winner in the shootout as the Phoenix Coyotes rallied for a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals.

Vermette buried the first shot of the shootout past Michal Neuvirth and Mikhail Grabovski lost control of the puck making a move. Mikkel Boedker then flew down the ice and deked to the backhand before lifting it high into the net, and Alex Ovechkin missed his chance to give Phoenix the win.

Shane Doan scored twice and Lauri Korpikoski also scored for the Coyotes, who have won six of their last seven, including four straight wins in the shootout. Mike Smith made 29 stops in the win.

Troy Brouwer, Joel Ward and John Carlson all scored for the Capitals, who had won a season-high four straight coming in. Neuvirth stopped 32 shots in the loss.

11/09 23:13:37 ET