NHL Game Summary - Phoenix at Dallas|
(Sunday, January 31st)
Final Score: Phoenix 4, Dallas 2
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Shane Doan and Peter Mueller each had a goal and
two assists, as the Phoenix Coyotes took a 4-2 win over the Dallas Stars at
American Airlines Center.
Keith Yandle had a goal and an assist while Radim Vrbata also lit the lamp for
the Coyotes, who have won four straight. Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 38 shots in
"That was a heck of an effort by our guys. We hung around the game for a long
time and Bryz (Bryzgalov) gave us some big saves at the end that we needed.
Our guys battled hard," said Coyotes coach Dave Tippett.
Steve Ott and Fabian Brunnstrom each had a goal for the Stars, who had won
three of four coming in. Alex Auld made 27 saves in the loss.
"The difference was they got some huge goaltending from their guy
(Bryzgalov)," said Stars coach Marc Crawford. "We got to take responsibility
to change the things that we can change. You're going to make some mistakes in
the game, and we made some tonight."
Phoenix took a 1-0 lead 4:41 into the contest when Doan sent a pass from the
left side to the right where Yandle one-timed it home.
In the second period, the Coyotes made it a 2-0 game when Doan fired a sharp
pass from the top of the right circle over to the low left side for Mueller,
who one-timed it home for his fourth goal of the season.
Less than five minutes later, the Stars made it a one-goal game when Ott
skated to the right point, waited for a screen to set up in front of Bryzgalov
and blasted the puck past the goaltender.
Phoenix regained its two-goal margin 4:37 into the third when Vrbata caught up
to the puck in the neutral zone, skated down to the right circle and blasted a
slap shot past Auld.
The Stars pressed to get it back to one goal and it finally paid off as
Brunnstrom shoved the puck into the net on his third chance to make it a 3-2
game with 7:02 to play.
The Coyotes, though, got the goal back just 11 seconds later as Mueller picked
off the puck in the neutral zone and sent it over to Doan, who slapped the
puck past Auld from the right circle for his 17th goal of the season.
Phoenix continues its four-game road trip in Nashville on Tuesday...Dallas
hosts Minnesota on Tuesday...Phoenix has won six straight against Dallas,
including all three games this season...Neither team scored on the power play
with Phoenix having one chance and Dallas two.
01/31 23:41:52 ET