National Hockey League

Smith, Coyotes subdue Panthers

Sunrise, FL ( - Mike Smith stopped 31 pucks as Phoenix claimed a 3-1 victory over Florida in an intra-conference clash.

Mike Ribeiro, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Radim Vrbata lit the lamp for the Coyotes, who have taken four of their last five.

Brandon Pirri scored and Roberto Luongo added 23 saves for the Panthers, losers in seven of nine.

03/11 22:09:16 ET