NHL Game Summary - St. Louis at Phoenix
(Thursday, October 15th)
Final Score: Phoenix 3, St. Louis 2 (OT)
Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - Ed Jovanovski scored 3:37 into overtime as Phoenix earned a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues.
Shane Doan scored on the power play and Scottie Upshall also tallied for the Coyotes, who have won two straight following a two-game skid. Ilya Bryzgalov made 22 saves in the win, Phoenix's first at home this season.
David Backes and Paul Kariya had the goals for the Blues, who have dropped three in a row since winning their opening two games to the season. Chris Mason stopped 31 shots.
In the overtime, Vernon Fiddler shot the puck from a sharp angle on the left side. Mason made the save, but the puck bounced in the air in front. Jovanovski came charging down the slot and deflected the disc with the shaft of his stick past an out-of-position netminder. Officials spent a couple of minutes using video to review the goal.
"There was a little breakdown down low and I just decided to barge the net and it went off my shaft," said Jovanovski. "Any time they take over a minute you get a little antsy. They were looking at it. It was a good goal, we'll take the two points."
Blues head coach Andy Murray didn't argue the call.
"It was clearly a goal," said Murray. "Jovanovski just came driving through. We had everybody around there, but the puck was up in the air and he was the biggest body there and he got to it first."
Backes scored 3:22 into the second period, but Doan tied it six minutes later on a shot from below the left circle.
Kariya put the Blues ahead with 7:41 left in the middle stanza, but Upshall netted the tying tally from in front off a pass from Mike Lombardi at 8:27 of the third.
St. Louis went 0-for-2 on the power play, while the Coyotes finished 1- for-4...The Blues won the previous four meetings...Bryzgalov came into this game riding a career-high shutout streak of 114:24 that began in the first period of last Saturday's game vs. Columbus...Zbynek Michalek assisted on the OT goal, giving him 100 career points.
10/16 01:46:43 ET