NHL Game Summary - Anaheim at Phoenix
(Saturday, March 6th)
Final Score: Phoenix 4, Anaheim 0
Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 32 shots for his seventh shutout of the season to help the Phoenix Coyotes take a 4-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
Wojtek Wolski had a goal and an assist while Petr Prucha, Vernon Fiddler and Keith Yandle each lit the lamp for the Coyotes, who have won two straight on the heels of a three-game losing streak.
"That's the best game we've played in a long time," said Phoenix head coach Dave Tippet. "We looked like a well-oiled machine out there. There's still work to be done but I like the way we competed tonight."
The win was Bryzgalov's 34th of the season, setting a franchise record. The previous mark of 33 was shared by Sean Burke, Bob Essensa and Brian Hayward.
Jonas Hiller stopped 26 shots in the loss for the Ducks, who have dropped three of their last four.
"I think that everybody on this team needs to do more," said Anaheim head coach Randy Carlyle. "This is a team game and we win and lose as a team."
Phoenix scored in the final minute of the first period on the power play. Derek Morris threw a pass from the right circle to the left where Radim Vrbata ripped a one-timer on net. Hiller stopped the shot, but the rebound went out front and Prucha was there to slam it home.
The Coyotes made it a 2-0 game just 52 seconds into the second period as Wolski's turnaround low shot from the right circle fooled Hiller.
Fiddler made it a 3-0 game with a wrister that found the back of the net for his sixth goal of the season at the 10:39 mark of the second.
Yandle's goal with 3:47 to play accounted for the final score, while Bryzgalov finished off the whitewash with 10 stops.
Phoenix hosts Vancouver on Wednesday...Anaheim hosts Montreal on Sunday...Phoenix won four of the six games against Anaheim in the season series...Bryzgalov has 15 shutouts in his career, all but two coming with the Coyotes.
03/06 23:52:49 ET