NHL Game Summary - Phoenix at St. Louis
(Saturday, November 25th)
Final Score: Phoenix 2, St. Louis 1
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Curtis Joseph stopped 25 shots to help the Phoenix Coyotes to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center.
Yanic Perreault and Owen Nolan each scored a goal for the Coyotes, who have won two of their last three games.
"To win a low scoring game on the road is really good for us," Joseph said. "We don't play till next Thursday so we would have gotten skated with no pucks for sure if we would have lost back to back games."
Dan Hinote tallied the only goal and Curtis Sanford made 22 saves for the Blues, who failed in their bid to tally a season-high three-game winning streak.
"We had our chances to put the puck in the net, that's for sure," Sanford said. "CuJo made some good saves in the second period, but the chances were there for us. Sometimes that happens, you get stymied sometimes."
The Coyotes took a 1-0 lead in the first when a shot from Josh Gratton in the slot was stopped by Sanford, but Nolan was on the doorstep to bang in the rebound with 8:25 left in the period.
The Blues, though, tied the game a little less than four minutes later when Hinote knocked the puck into the net during a scrum for his third goal of the season.
Phoenix assumed a 2-1 lead in the second period when Ed Jovanovski brought the puck into the zone on a rush down the left wing and unleashed a shot from the point that Sanford saved, but the rebound popped out front and Perreault tapped it in for his seventh goal of the year with 1:41 left in the period.
The Phoenix defense did a good job in the third period and limited St. Louis to just nine shots, all of which Joseph turned aside to preserve the victory.
The Blues will host San Jose on Tuesday...Phoenix will host Los Angeles on Thursday...Phoenix has won its last four contests against St. Louis...The win snapped a six-game road losing streak for the Coyotes, whose last win away from home came against St. Louis was on October 17...Perreault has seven goals and three assists in his last 10 games...Neither team scored on the power play with Phoenix having four chances and St. Louis five.
11/26 03:43:04 ET