Phoenix 2, Dallas 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 10:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 38-26-4-7 20-11-3-5 18-15-1-2 L4
Phoenix 42-25-7-4 20-13-4-2 22-12-3-2 W1

Recap

Ray Whitney scored in the fifth round of the shootout as the host Phoenix Coyotes damaged the Dallas Stars' playoff chances with a 2-1 victory on Tuesday.

Ilya Bryzgalov made 44 saves for the Coyotes (42-25-11), who have won eight of their last 10 games and moved to within two points of San Jose for third in the Western Conference.

Kari Lehtonen had 26 stops for the Stars (38-26-11), who are tied for ninth with Calgary in the Western Conference, three points behind Chicago for the eighth and final playoff spot. Dallas is 1-3-3 in its last seven games.

Dallas defenseman Stephane Robidas hit the crossbar early in overtime.

Phoenix took a 1-0 lead on defenseman David Schlemko's shot from the point which found its way through a maze of players and past Lehtonen at 12:09 of the second period.

Jamie Benn tied it with a power-play goal 5:25 later when he beat Bryzgalov through the five-hole. Benn has three goals and eight points in his last six games.

The Coyotes had a goal waved off with 19 seconds left in the second period. Lee Stempniak's shot deflected high over multiple bodies parked in front of Lehtonen, but Taylor Pyatt was ruled in the crease.

Benn and Phoenix' Radim Vrbata scored in the first and second rounds, respectively, of the shootout.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Phoenix
Jamie Benn 1 Points David Schlemko 1
Jamie Benn 1 Goals David Schlemko 1
Jamie Langenbrunner 1 Assists Eric Belanger 1
Jamie Benn 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Kari Lehtonen .963 Save Percentage Ilya Bryzgalov .978
Kari Lehtonen 26 Saves Ilya Bryzgalov 44

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Dallas 45 1 1-2 1-1 2 27
Phoenix 27 2 0-1 1-2 4 34

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Colorado . The Coyotes have a W/L % of .537 after a win and .528 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against San Jose . The Stars have a W/L % of .553 after a win and .444 after a loss.
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