NHL Game Summary - Phoenix at St. Louis|
(Tuesday, October 30th)
Final Score: Phoenix 2, St. Louis 1
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Fredrik Sjostrom's wraparound goal with
2:58 left in the third period was the difference as Phoenix nipped St.
Louis, 2-1, at Scottrade Center.
Mike Zigomanis also tallied for the Coyotes, who have won two of three. Mikael
Tellqvist made 24 stops in the victory, his second of the season.
"I thought it was a good hockey game all around, very physical yet clean,
pretty fast skating, fast paced," said Coyotes head coach Wayne Gretzky. "It
was one of those games that had a little bit of everything in it. We got a
little bit lucky and came out on the right end. That's the way our kids play
every night. They play hard and show up and do the best they can every night."
Brad Boyes scored for the Blues, who have dropped three of five. Manny Legace
allowed both goals on 27 shots in defeat.
"We had the lead but we really weren't dictating the play or attacking," said
Blues forward David Backes. "A couple of great plays that they made the wrap
around, hemming us in, was the difference."
The first 40 minutes proved to be a listless affair which featured a combined
33 shots and passed without a goal.
However, Boyes put the Blues on the board at 5:52 of the third.
The Coyotes went on the attack, outshooting the home team 8-2, and tying the
game on a Zigomanis breakaway goal with 7:25 left in regulation.
Phoenix has won eight of the last 10 matchups, including both this
year...Blues winger Paul Kariya registered an assist, his team-high 12th
helper, and has scored in eight of the team's first 10 games...The Coyotes
enjoyed a 15-4 edge in shots in the third period.
10/31 01:17:47 ET