Phoenix 4, Edmonton 2

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, December 15, 2011 9:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Edmonton 14-14-0-3 9-5-0-2 5-9-0-1 L2
Phoenix 16-12-1-2 7-6-1-1 9-6-0-1 W1

Recap


Shane Doan scored the game-winner with 8:15 left in the third period as the Phoenix Coyotes halted a three-game losing skid with a 4-2 triumph over the visiting Edmonton Oilers on Thursday.

After the Oilers rallied back from a pair of one-goal deficits, Phoenix went ahead for good on a great individual effort from Doan. After Edmonton turned the puck over in its own zone, Doan corralled the puck in the corner before stickhandling in front and sliding a shot past Edmonton netminder Devan Dubnyk.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson made it a two-goal game less than three minutes later, and the Coyotes held on from there for just their third win in the last eight games.

The Coyotes carried the play in the opening 20 minutes and were rewarded with 4:22 remaining in the period. Lauri Korpikoski fanned on his initial shot but followed the puck to the front of the net, where he jabbed it past Dubnyk.

Edmonton countered on a power play with just under four minutes left in the second. Taylor Hall, in his first game back after missing the previous seven with a shoulder injury, gathered a Ryan Nugent-Hopkins pass at the left side of the net and swept it through Phoenix netminder Mike Smith's pads.

The Coyotes went back ahead with 37 seconds left in the second period when Radim Vrbata wristed a shot past Dubnyk after Oilers forward Eric Belanger failed to clear the zone.

Hall's second of the night on a slick feed from Ryan Smyth made it 2-2 at the 6:11 mark of the third period. Hall came into the night with just one goal in his first 12 road games.

Top Game Performances

Edmonton   Phoenix
Taylor Hall 2 Points Oliver Ekman-Larsson 2
Taylor Hall 2 Goals Oliver Ekman-Larsson 1
Jordan Eberle 1 Assists Martin Hanzal 2
Taylor Hall 2 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Devan Dubnyk .905 Save Percentage Mike Smith .900
Devan Dubnyk 38 Saves Mike Smith 18

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Edmonton 20 2 2-3 3-3 6 32
Phoenix 42 4 0-3 1-3 8 26

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against NY Rangers . The Coyotes have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Edmonton will play their next game on the road against San Jose . The Oilers have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .471 after a loss.
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