NHL Game Summary - Phoenix at Dallas|
(Wednesday, March 5th)
Final Score: Phoenix 2, Dallas 1
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Shane Doan's second-period goal turned out to be
the game-winner as the Phoenix Coyotes defeated the Dallas Stars, 2-1.
Peter Mueller lit the lamp and Ilya Bryzgalov got the win after stopping 20-
of-21 shots for the Coyotes, who have won three of their last five games.
"It was a big win for us tonight and we need to find ways to win these," said
The Coyotes are in 10th place in the Western Conference, a point behind
Vancouver and three in back of Nashville for the eighth and final playoff
Brad Winchester scored for the Stars, who have lost two games in a row. Marty
Turco allowed two goals on 16 shots and received the loss for Dallas, which
has lost for only the fourth time since the All-Star break.
"I think the energy and work are there but we have to be better at recognizing
the kind of game we are in," said Turco.
Phoenix opened the scoring 9:26 into the first period. Zbynek Michalek passed
the puck from behind the net to Mueller, who was at the left faceoff circle,
and he ripped a wrist shot past Turco.
Just 59 seconds into the second period, Doan gave Phoenix a 2-0 lead after he
picked up a loose puck in front of the net and blasted a slap shot that went
over the shoulder of Turco.
Dallas cut the deficit to 2-1 when Toby Petersen fired a shot that was saved
by Bryzgalov, but the rebound floated in the air and Winchester swatted the
puck into the back of the net at the 17:38 mark of the stanza.
Only nine shots were taken in the third period and neither team was able to
score. Bryzgalov saved all five shots that he faced and Turco turned away the
four shots that he saw.
Dallas pulled Turco in favor of an extra attacker in the final minute of play,
and Brzygalov sealed the victory by stopping Jere Lehtinen near the net in the
Dallas outshot Phoenix 21-16...Phoenix has won four of the last five meetings
and now leads the season series 4-2...Phoenix will host Montreal on Thursday
to start a five-game homestand...Dallas will travel to play Colorado on
Saturday, the first game of a home and home series.
03/06 01:13:39 ET