NHL Game Summary - Phoenix at Vancouver |
(Sunday, October 26th)
Final Score: Phoenix 3, Vancouver 3
Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Krystofer Kolanos scored the tying goal with
1:14 left in the third period, lifting the Phoenix Coyotes to a 3-3 draw with
the Vancouver Canucks at GM Place. Shane Doan added a goal and an assist for
the Coyotes, who are 0-3-2 after winning their first three games of the year.
Ladislav Nagy posted two assists and Radislav Suchy scored a goal for Phoenix,
which was coming off a 4-4 tie at San Jose on Saturday night. Sean Burke made
28 saves on Sunday.
Markus Naslund had a goal and an assist for the Canucks, who are 2-0-2 in
their last four and unbeaten in five home games (4-0-1) this season. Trevor
Linden and Ed Jovanovski also scored for Vancouver, while Dan Cloutier made 18
The Coyotes dumped the puck into the Vancouver zone desperately trying for the
tying goal in the final two minutes. Kolanos worked the puck behind the net
and fired it toward the left corner for Branko Radivojevic, who banged it back
off the boards. Kolanos swept in and beat Cloutier on a wraparound for his
first goal of the season.
An end-to-end overtime featured only three shots on goal. Cloutier made two
saves, including one on a blast by David Tanabe with 2 1/2 minutes left, while
Burke's lone save came a minute later when he turned aside a backhander from
in close by Mattias Ohlund.
The Canucks had taken a 3-2 lead at 8:51 of the third period on Naslund's
third goal of the season. Todd Bertuzzi started the play by forcing a turnover
at center ice and Brendan Morrison skated the puck into the Phoenix zone along
the right wing. Naslund beat his man through the left circle, took Morrison's
feed and cut toward the net before slipping a backhander past Burke's left
Bertuzzi, after the game, was rewarded with a new four-year contract.
Linden scored his second goal of the season to give Vancouver a 1-0 lead with
2:22 left in the opening period. He picked up the puck from Magnus Arvedson
and snapped a shot from the right circle through a screen and past Burke.
Jovanovski made it 2-0 at 5:07 of the second, working a give-and-go with Marek
Malik for his second goal. Jovanovski got the puck from Naslund and skated
into the Phoenix zone along the right wing. The big defenseman sent a pass to
the left side for Malik, who returned the favor and Jovanovski snapped a shot
The Coyotes then rallied with a pair of goals during a 4-on-4 situation in a
span of just 1:27.
Doan converted a Vancouver turnover into his fourth goal at the 8:42 mark.
Brent Sopel's pass from the left boards was intercepted by Nagy in the
Vancouver zone. Nagy spotted Doan behind the defense and Doan was able to
slip a shot from in close past Cloutier.
Nagy and Doan then helped on Suchy's second goal at 10:09. Suchy worked the
puck along the right boards and skated out from the corner into the slot
before snapping a wrister past Cloutier on the stick side.
Naslund notched his first multi-point game of the season...Vancouver has
scored first in each of its eight games this season...The Canucks entered the
game with five goals in their last 17 power-play chances, but went 0-for-8 on
Sunday...Phoenix failed to convert its lone opportunity with the extra skater.
10/27 00:57:07 ET