Arizona 3, Ottawa 2

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Ottawa 27-19-4-2 14-9-0-1 13-10-4-1 L3
Arizona 22-20-3-5 10-9-2-2 12-11-1-3 W1


Mike Smith made 32 saves and Radim Vrbata scored his 23rd goal as the Phoenix Coyotes snapped a three-game slide with a 3-2 victory over the visiting Ottawa Senators on Tuesday.

Shane Doan added his 15th tally and Gilbert Brule scored his third for the Coyotes, who won for only the third time in 11 games this month.

After winning 10 of their previous 12 games, the Senators limp into the All-Star break having dropped three straight.

Vrbata got credit for the game-winner 1:30 into the third when he won a scrum in front of the net and slipped a wrist shot past Craig Anderson to make it 3-1.

Ottawa made it a one-goal game 14 seconds later when Chris Neil beat a pair of defenders up the ice but Smith was able to hold on the rest of the way.

Brule got the Coyotes on the board late in the first when he grabbed a bouncing puck off the stick of teammate Mikkel Boedker and dumped it into the open net.

Phoenix made it 2-0 when Doan put in an easy rebound off Lauri Korpikoski’s shot with 3:52 left in the second.

Daniel Alfredsson scored his 17th goal for the Senators 91 seconds later.

Top Game Performances

Ottawa   Arizona
Daniel Alfredsson 1 Points Gilbert Brule 1
Daniel Alfredsson 1 Goals Gilbert Brule 1
Erik Condra 1 Assists Mikkel Boedker 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Craig Anderson .885 Save Percentage Mike Smith .941
Craig Anderson 23 Saves Mike Smith 32

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Ottawa 34 2 0-3 3-3 13 24
Arizona 26 3 0-3 3-3 15 28

Upcoming Games

  • Arizona will play its next game at home against Anaheim. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .318 after a win and .536 after a loss.
  • Ottawa will play its next game on the road against Boston. The Senators have a W/L % of .607 after a win and .417 after a loss.
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