NHL Game Summary - Phoenix at Dallas
(Wednesday, February 11th)
Final Score: Phoenix 1, Dallas 0
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Enver Lisin notched the only goal of the contest as Phoenix snapped a six-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over Dallas at American Airlines Center.
Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 33 shots to post his third whitewash of the season for the Coyotes, who had also faltered in seven of their last eight contests.
"It was really like a playoff game. It was very intense out there," said Coyotes head coach Wayne Gretzky. "Both goaltenders were outstanding. We were fortunate to get one more goal than they did."
Marty Turco made 28 saves in the loss for the Stars, who had won seven of their last eight games and outscored their opponents by a 36-13 margin over that span.
Lisin lit the lamp 2:19 into the second, taking a pass from Ken Klee and breaking in alone for a successful forehander.
The Stars could have had the equalizer late in the period when James Neal took a shot from in close which appeared to slip inside the post, but a brief replay minutes later confirmed the puck did not cross the goal line.
"I put the quick shot on net, but I did not see where it went," said Neal. "I didn't know if it went in. Play kept going, and I went another shift before play stopped."
Bryzgalov stood tall in the middle 20 minutes, making 17 saves in all. He closed the door on Dallas with eight saves in the third period.
Phoenix has won three of the five meetings this season, with one more scheduled, in Arizona, on March 30...Bryzgalov now has eight career shutouts and two this season against Dallas...The Stars were held without a goal for the fourth time this season...Turco made his 24th consecutive start, breaking Cesare Maniago's franchise record of 23 set in 1968-69.
02/11 23:42:35 ET