NHL Game Summary - Phoenix at Boston
(Sunday, December 11th)
Final Score: Phoenix 2, Boston 1 (OT)
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Ladislav Nagy netted the game-winning goal 30 seconds into overtime to lift the Phoenix Coyotes past the Boston Bruins, 2-1, at TD Banknorth Garden.
Mike Johnson also scored and Nagy added an assist for the Coyotes, who won for the fifth time in their last six games. Petr Nedved had an assist and Curtis Joseph made 18 saves in the win.
Brian Leetch had the lone goal for the Bruins, who have lost their last three games. Patrice Bergeron and Marco Sturm added assists and Hannu Toivonen allowed two goals on 32 shots faced in the loss.
In the overtime session, Nagy took control of the puck in his own zone and carried it all the way into the offensive zone. He then fired a shot from the left circle that beat Toivonen glove side for the victory.
Johnson's rebound goal from the right side of the net on the power-play 1:06 into the third tied the contest at 1-1 and led to the overtime session.
Boston netted the only goal of the first period, a power-play tally 2:29 into the game, for a 1-0 edge.
With Zbynek Michalek off for holding, Sturm hit Bergeron with a pass the center took behind the net. Bergeron then found Leetch in the slot with a pass the defenseman converted into a goal, his fourth of the season.
The two teams combined for 21 shots, 15 by Phoenix, and each team would have two power-play opportunities in the second. However, neither team could light the lamp and the score remained a 1-0 Bruin advantage.
Sturm picked up his 12th assist of the season and Nagy's helper was his 21st. Sturm has a three-game point streak...Johnson's goal was his 10th of the season. He now has a six-game point streak...Phoenix outshot Boston 32-19...The Coyotes finished 1-for-7 on the power play while the Bruins ended 1-for-6.
12/11 19:50:41 ET