Arizona 4, Vancouver 2

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 10:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Arizona 9-7-1-2 6-3-1-0 3-4-0-2 W1
Vancouver 10-5-0-4 5-3-0-2 5-2-0-2 L2


Coyotes 4, Canucks 2: Kyle Chipchura tallied twice and Mike Smith turned aside 29 shots as visiting Phoenix salvaged the finale of its three-game trek through western Canada by upending Vancouver.

Mikkel Boedker and Antoine Vermette each scored and set up a goal while Paul Bissonnette recorded an assist for the third straight contest. The Coyotes rebounded from Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss in Edmonton and Sunday's 5-4 setback in Calgary to post their fourth win in five outings in British Columbia.

Captain Henrik Sedin and defenseman Jason Garrison tallied and Cory Schneider finished with 18 saves as the Canucks suffered their third straight loss at Rogers Arena.

Chipchura stickhandled his way from behind the net before backhanding the puck past Schneider to open the scoring with 5:38 remaining in the first period. Boedker doubled the advantage midway through the second as his wrist shot caromed off Maxim Lapierre's stick and past Schneider for his fourth goal.

Vermette answered Garrison's goal by scoring from the slot with just under 7 1/2 minutes to play. Sedin responded 64 seconds later by deflecting brother Daniel's one-timer from just outside the right faceoff circle, but Chipchura's empty-net goal with 23 seconds remaining sent Vancouver to its second straight setback.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Coyotes stars Radim Vrbata (lower body) and Martin Hanzal (upper body) sat out with their respective injuries. ... Prior to Bissonnette's current three-game point streak, he had three assists in 144 career contests. ... Phoenix D David Rundblad secured his first point of the season by assisting on Boedker's goal.

Top Game Performances

Arizona   Vancouver
Kyle Chipchura 2 Points Jason Garrison 1
Kyle Chipchura 2 Goals Jason Garrison 1
Mikkel Boedker 1 Assists Chris Higgins 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Mike Smith .935 Save Percentage Cory Schneider .857
Mike Smith 29 Saves Cory Schneider 18

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Arizona 22 4 0-1 2-2 11 36
Vancouver 31 2 0-2 1-1 9 25

Upcoming Games

  • Vancouver will play its next game at home against Los Angeles. The Canucks have a W/L % of .700 after a win and .375 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play its next game at home against Minnesota. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .600 after a loss.
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