Arizona 3, Vancouver 2

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Vancouver 10-5-0-2 4-3-0-0 6-2-0-2 L1
Arizona 11-3-1-1 7-0-1-0 4-3-0-1 W5


Canucks 3, Coyotes 2 (SO): Antoine Vermette scored the decisive goal in the shootout for the second straight game as host Phoenix extended its winning streak to five.

Vermette used a deke to beat Roberto Luongo in the sixth round three nights after defeating San Jose in the fifth round of the bonus format as the Coyotes made it five straight victories for the first time since winning their final five games of the 2011-12 season. Radim Vrbata and captain Shane Doan scored in regulation and Mike Smith made 31 saves for Phoenix, which has won its last three overall games via shootout and six contests in a row at home.

Defenseman Dan Hamhuis and Ryan Kesler scored less than four minutes apart in the second period and Luongo turned aside 30 shots for the Canucks, who fell to 5-1-1 in their last seven. Vancouver had three chances to win in the bonus format and saw its last gasp come up short when captain Henrik Sedin failed to get off a shot on the final attempt.

The Coyotes opened the scoring 75 seconds into the game, when Martin Hanzal stepped in front of a clearing attempt along the boards and fired a shot that Vrbata deflected past Luongo. Hamhuis knotted it 25 seconds into the second period with a wrist shot from just inside the blue line that Smith never appeared to see.

Vancouver went ahead with a rare power-play goal just under four minutes later as Sedin set up Kesler for a one-time missile that sneaked under the crossbar. Doan notched the equalizer with 2:21 left in the period, beating Luongo with a one-timer from the left faceoff circle off a feed from defenseman Keith Yandle.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Sedin collected his league-high 17th assist and extended his point streak to 12 games on Kesler's tally, which was Vancouver's sixth power-play goal in 53 chances. The Canucks subsequently failed on their next two man-advantage opportunities... Coyotes D Derek Morris suffered a lower-body injury in the first period and did not return. ... Yandle's assist gave him nine points in his last seven games.

Top Game Performances

Vancouver   Arizona
Dan Hamhuis 1 Points Shane Doan 1
Dan Hamhuis 1 Goals Shane Doan 1
Mike Santorelli 1 Assists Martin Hanzal 1
Ryan Kesler 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Roberto Luongo .938 Save Percentage Mike Smith .939
Roberto Luongo 30 Saves Mike Smith 31

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 33 2 1-3 3-3 6 39
Arizona 32 3 0-3 2-3 6 30

Upcoming Games

  • Arizona will play its next game on the road against Anaheim. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .727 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play its next game on the road against San Jose. The Canucks have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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