Final Score: Phoenix 2, Dallas 0
Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - Mike Smith stopped all 17 shots he faced to
lead Phoenix in a 2-0 victory over Dallas on Saturday.
Smith also picked up his first win of the season and first shutout since last
Nick Johnson and Mikkel Boedker provided the tallies for the Coyotes, who
shook off a pair of losses beyond regulation earlier in the week to win their
second home game in the last three attempts.
"After the first period it was a pretty complete game from us," Phoenix coach
Dave Tippett said. "I thought territorially we did a lot of good things."
Richard Bachman's first start of the season turned into a 32-save defeat
for the Stars, who lost for the fifth time in six contests.
Johnson wristed one home from between the circles and the Coyotes netted the
first score of the game with 8:03 left in the second period. Lauri Korpikoski
set up the strike, carrying up the left-wing before a perfect dish into the
middle of the ice.
Boedker roofed a shot from in close on a power play with 2:47 played in the
third period, and Smith shut the door with eight saves in the final 20
"It's not just tonight, it's been a theme around here," Dallas defenseman
Trevor Daley said of his team taking careless penalties.
Smith made six stops and Bachman was true on 11 chances in a scoreless first
Smith blanked the Columbus Blue Jackets on 54 shots in a 2-0 win on Apr. 3,
2012 ... Prior to the game, the Stars placed forward Ray Whitney on injured
reserve and recalled forward Reilly Smith from Texas of the American Hockey
League ... Attendance was just 12,151 for dollar beer night at Jobing.com
02/03 01:54:36 ET
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