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NHL Game Summary - Phoenix at Columbus



(Wednesday, November 12th)

Final Score: Phoenix 5, Columbus 2

Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - Shane Doan scored twice and Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 31 shots as Phoenix earned a 5-2 victory over Columbus.

Steven Reinprecht, Kevin Porter and Martin Hanzal also scored for the Coyotes, who won their season-high third straight game. Keith Yandle had two assists and Doan finished with three points.

Derick Brassard and Rick Nash scored for the Blue Jackets, who had a point in six straight games until Wednesday. They also had a three-game win streak broken.

Steve Mason, a third-round pick by the Blue Jackets in 2006, made 25 saves but suffered his first NHL loss after three victories. He was recalled from Syracuse earlier this month when Columbus' No. 1 netminder, Pascal Leclaire, went down with an ankle injury.

"It definitely puts everything in to perspective," said Mason. "Obviously I still have a lot of hard work to do in order for myself to stick around here. This is a good wake up call for everybody; we have to come and play our best game every night."

Nash had a goal disallowed midway through the first period after he used his gloves to knock the puck in the net, and Reinprecht scored with 3:26 remaining in the stanza, deflecting Yandle's shot from the left point.

Doan registered his eighth goal of the season at 7:41 of the second with a great forehand to backhand move on a breakaway, immediately after an interference penalty to Columbus' Mike Commodore expired.

Porter and Doan scored 1:24 apart in the third. Porter's marker came in front after Mason made the initial stick save. Doan then swooped in at 9:24 and was seemingly robbed by Mason, but the goaltender's momentum carried him into the net with the puck tucked under his arm. The Coyotes were awarded the 4-0 lead after a video review.

Nash broke a nine-game goalless drought by scoring on the power play from in front off a pass from Brassard with 8:30 remaining.

The Blue Jackets trimmed the deficit with 3:18 left on a wraparound by Brassard, and they pulled Mason for the extra attacker with just over a minute left. Hanzal scored into an empty net, shorthanded, with 22 seconds left.

Game Notes

The Blue Jackets play at Buffalo on Friday...Phoenix is at Minnesota on Thursday...Nash has at least a point in five of the last six games...Phoenix has come out on top in four of its last six stops in Ohio...Phoenix was 0- for-5 with the man advantage, while Columbus was 1-for-4.

11/12 23:20:31 ET


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