Arizona 2, Dallas 1

Saturday, February 18, 2012 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 29-25-1-3 16-11-0-2 13-14-1-1 L1
Arizona 29-21-3-6 15-10-2-2 14-11-1-4 W2


COYOTES 2, STARS 1 (OT): Radim Vrbata scored at 1:15 of overtime as Phoenix edged Dallas to extend its home winning streak to five games.

Mikkel Boedker tallied in regulation and Mike Smith made 30 saves for the Coyotes, who have earned at least one point in eight straight contests (7-0-1).

Following a scoreless third period, Stars defenseman Mark Fistric turned over the puck behind his own net to Ray Whitney, who quickly passed to Vrbata alone in the slot. Drifting to his right, Vrbata waited until Kari Lehtonen dropped to the ice before firing the puck into the net.

Boedker gave Phoenix a 1-0 lead with 6 1/2 minutes remaining in the first period. Lauri Korpikoski blocked a pass in the defensive zone and sent a lead pass to Boedker, who raced down the right wing and beat Lehtonen from the faceoff circle for his first goal in 21 games.

Dallas pulled even during a power play with 7:23 to play in the second. Defenseman Trevor Daley's shot from the left point was deflected twice before being stopped by Smith, who was unable to prevent Michael Ryder from batting it out of the air and into the net.

The goal was the first allowed by Smith in 171 minutes, 26 seconds.

Lehtonen stopped 31 shots for the Stars, who have lost six of nine overall and eight of their last 11 visits to Phoenix.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Boedker had not scored since a two-goal performance on Dec. 29 against the Colorado Avalanche. ... Whitney and Vrbata have been a dangerous duo of late. Whitney has registered at least one point in 10 of his last 11 games, while Vrbata has done the same in nine of 10 contests. ... Dallas has dropped 14 of its last 20 meetings with Phoenix.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Arizona
Michael Ryder 1 Points Mikkel Boedker 1
Michael Ryder 1 Goals Mikkel Boedker 1
Loui Eriksson 1 Assists Lauri Korpikoski 1
Michael Ryder 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Kari Lehtonen .939 Save Percentage Mike Smith .968
Kari Lehtonen 31 Saves Mike Smith 30

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Dallas 31 1 1-5 5-5 10 27
Arizona 33 2 0-5 4-5 10 23

Upcoming Games

  • Arizona will play its next game at home against Los Angeles. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .414 after a win and .567 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play its next game at home against Nashville. The Stars have a W/L % of .467 after a win and .536 after a loss.
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