NHL Game Summary - Phoenix at Dallas |
(Friday, November 25th)
Final Score: Phoenix 4, Dallas 1
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Shane Doan had a goal and two assists and Curtis
Joseph made 32 saves as the Phoenix Coyotes defeated the Dallas Stars, 4-1, at
American Airlines Center.
Paul Mara notched a goal and an assist and Ladislav Nagy recorded two assists
for the Coyotes, who won for the third time in their last four games. Mike
Comrie and Jamie Lundmark added a goal each for Phoenix.
Jussi Jokinen scored the Stars' only goal and Marty Turco stopped 18-of-22
shots for Dallas, which had a season-high five-game winning streak snapped.
Phoenix drew first blood 7:24 into the contest while on the two-man
advantage, as Comrie beat Turco for his eighth tally of the season and a 1-0
The Coyotes upped their lead to 2-0 while again on the power play. Doan beat
Turco between his right pad and blocker with a wrist shot from the left circle
with 14:25 left in the second period.
Dallas cut Phoenix's lead in half three minutes later after Jokinen beat
Joseph with a one-timer from the left circle. Niko Kapanen picked up a
turnover in the Coyotes' zone and quickly shoveled a backhand pass across the
slot to Jokinen.
Turco kept Dallas within one after he stoned Comrie with his stick on a
penalty shot with 6:44 remaining in the game.
But Phoenix took a 3-1 lead less than two minutes later while on another two-
man advantage, as Mara took a pass from Nagy across the slot and one-timed a
slap shot over Turco's left shoulder.
Just 58 seconds later, Phoenix upped its lead to 4-1 after Lundmark batted a
deflected puck past an out-of-position Turco into the open net. A shot from
the top of the left circle hit Mike Johnson before it caromed to Lundmark at
the side of the net for the easy tally.
Dallas had scored at least three goals in each of its last 13 games before
scoring just once on Friday, falling one short of a team record. The Stars
scored three or more in 14 in a row in both 1982 and 1986, when they were the
Minnesota North Stars...The Stars have scored at least one goal with the man
advantage in 13 consecutive games...Dallas fell to 14-2 this season when
allowing four goals or less...Dallas had won both previous meetings with the
Coyotes this season and has won three of the last five matchups overall.
11/25 23:24:50 ET