Phoenix 5, NY Islanders 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 7, 2012 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Islanders 14-19-4-2 8-9-3-0 6-10-1-2 L2
Phoenix 20-17-3-2 8-8-2-1 12-9-1-1 W1

Recap

Captain Shane Doan recorded his first career hat trick and Mike Smith turned aside 31 shots as the Phoenix Coyotes breezed to a 5-1 home triumph over the New York Islanders on Saturday.

Former Islanders first-round draft pick Taylor Pyatt scored to snap a 14-game goalless skid and defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson also tallied for Phoenix, which posted just its second win in eight games.

After being held off the scoresheet for six straight contests, Doan opened the scoring 1:41 into the game and gave the Coyotes a 2-1 lead after converting a breakaway at 1:39 of the second period.

Playing in his 1,161st game of his 16-year career, Doan capped the hat trick with a slap shot past Evgeni Nabokov with one second remaining in the third period.

Pyatt gave the Coyotes a 3-1 edge with his first goal since Dec. 6 and Ekman-Larsson capped the three-goal second period with a blast from the point.

Smith held the fort from there, improving to 3-0-0 in his career versus the Islanders by stopping 97 of 100 total shots.

Frans Nielsen netted a power-play goal and Nabokov finished with 20 saves while making his eighth consecutive start for New York, which has dropped two straight after winning three in a row.

Top Game Performances

NY Islanders   Phoenix
Frans Nielsen 1 Points Shane Doan 3
Frans Nielsen 1 Goals Shane Doan 3
PA Parenteau 1 Assists Oliver Ekman-Larsson 1
Frans Nielsen 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Evgeni Nabokov .800 Save Percentage Mike Smith .969
Evgeni Nabokov 20 Saves Mike Smith 31

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Islanders 32 1 1-2 3-3 6 21
Phoenix 25 5 0-3 1-2 4 31

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Phoenix . The Coyotes have a W/L % of .350 after a win and .591 after a loss.
  • NY Islanders will play their next game at home against Detroit . The Islanders have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .280 after a loss.
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