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NHL Game Summary - Phoenix at St. Louis



(Tuesday, October 17th)

Final Score: Phoenix 5, St. Louis 2

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Shane Doan and Mike Comrie each had a goal and an assist as Phoenix ended a four-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over St. Louis.

Dave Scatchard and Owen Nolan also scored, while Ladislav Nagy added two assists for the Coyotes, who won for the first time since a season-opening 6-3 victory over the Islanders.

Curtis Joseph finished with 25 saves for Phoenix.

Radek Dvorak and Martin Rucinsky scored for the Blues, who squandered eight power-play opportunities. Manny Legace yielded four goals on 32 shots.

After Doan's goal 9:17 into the opening period gave Phoenix the lead, Dvorak answered for St. Louis, evening the score with 6:13 left in the first.

From behind the net, Keith Tkachuk dished the puck in front to Dvorak, who stuffed it past Joseph for his second goal of the season.

The Coyotes regained the lead with 6:09 left in the second period as Scatchard worked a nice 2-on-1 with Enver Lisin to notch his first goal of the season.

Comrie's power-play tally just 2:48 into the third period gave Phoenix a two-goal cushion.

St. Louis, though, did not go quietly as Rucinsky brought the Blues back within a goal with 7:46 left in regulation. Dennis Wideman fired a shot from the high slot that hit a Coyotes defenseman and bounced right to Rucinsky, who beat Joseph blocker side for his third goal of the season.

However, with just 5:15 left to play, Nolan answered for Phoenix with his first goal, switching from forehand to backhand to beat Legace.

Michael Zigomanis added a short-handed, empty-netter with 23 seconds left to ice the game.

Game Notes

Phoenix finished 1-for-4 with the man-advantage...The Coyotes finished a four- game road trip and will host Los Angeles on Thursday...St. Louis will conclude a four-game home set on Friday against Vancouver.

10/17 22:56:05 ET

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