NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Phoenix
(Monday, February 8th)
Final Score: Phoenix 6, Edmonton 1
Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - Matthew Lombardi had a career-high five-point night with a pair of goals and three assists, as Phoenix blew out Edmonton, 6-1, for its seventh win in eight games.
Ilya Bryzgalov turned aside 33 shots for the Coyotes, who bounced back after a 4-0 loss at Dallas on Saturday. This was their fourth straight home victory.
Robert Lang had a goal and a pair of helpers, while James Vandermeer tallied a goal and an assist. Radim Vrbata, playing in his 500th career game, also lit the lamp as did Ed Jovanovski.
"A couple of forwards did a good job of finding some opportunities and capitalizing," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said. "Bryzgalov was excellent. That was the story of the game right there."
Dustin Penner broke the shutout late in the third period, but the Oilers lost a 10th straight road game, all in regulation. That skid sets a team record, breaking the mark most recently set from February 25 - April 5, 2007.
Jeff Deslauriers made 27 saves in defeat.
"This is as bad as it gets," Oilers center Shawn Horcoff said. "It's tough to stay positive."
Jovanovski scored midway through the opening period on a one-timer above the left circle, and it became 2-0 with 30.1 seconds left in the same stanza. Shane Doan set a no-look backhand pass behind the net to Lombardi in front, and he lifted the disc over Deslauriers.
Lombardi scored again 71 seconds into the second, and Vandermeer made it 4-0 at the 5:48 mark.
Vrbata scored on a backhand breakaway at 4:19 of the third and it went to 6-0 on Lang's ninth of the season at the 11:40 mark on a backhander in the slot.
Penner netted his 23rd of the season with 4:28 left.
Doan, who had two assists, left the game with an apparent chest injury...The Coyotes beat Edmonton for just the third time in the last 11 meetings...The Coyotes have compiled an outstanding 22-8-2 record at Jobing.com Arena so far this season and have won 16 of its last 21 matchups (16-3-2) as the host...Edmonton has mustered just four goals over its last four games.
02/09 01:55:36 ET