Phoenix 4, Dallas 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 8:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 25-21-3-5 12-10-2-2 13-11-1-3 W3
Dallas 27-23-0-2 15-10-0-2 12-13-0-0 L1

Recap


Radim Vrbata scored his team-leading 25th goal of the season to snap a tie late in the second period and Mike Smith stopped 28 shots as the Phoenix Coyotes skated to a 4-1 road triumph over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday.
 
All-Star defenseman Keith Yandle, fellow blueliner Derek Morris and Raffi Torres also tallied for Phoenix, which pulled into a tie with the Minnesota Wild for eighth place in the Western Conference. Dallas is two points behind the Coyotes and Wild.
 
After Michael Ryder leveled the contest at 2:34 of the second period with a blast from the right faceoff circle, Vrbata regained the lead for Phoenix with 5:30 left in the session.
 
Vrbata accepted defenseman Rostislav Klesla's centering feed and directed the puck past Kari Lehtonen.
 
Torres scored 5:41 into the third period and Morris added his first goal of the season before Smith closed the door to improve to 4-0-0 against the team that drafted him in 2001.
 
Lehtonen finished with 20 saves to fall to 4-2-3 in his career versus the Coyotes.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   Dallas
Radim Vrbata 2 Points Michael Ryder 1
Radim Vrbata 1 Goals Michael Ryder 1
Ray Whitney 2 Assists Philip Larsen 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Mike Smith .966 Save Percentage Kari Lehtonen .833
Mike Smith 28 Saves Kari Lehtonen 20

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Phoenix 24 4 0-1 4-4 8 24
Dallas 29 1 0-4 1-1 2 24

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against Dallas . The Stars have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .542 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Calgary . The Coyotes have a W/L % of .360 after a win and .552 after a loss.
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