Phoenix 3, St. Louis 2

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 13-4-1-1 8-0-1-0 5-4-0-1 W2
St. Louis 11-2-2-1 7-1-2-0 4-1-0-1 L1

Recap


Coyotes 3, Blues 2 (OT): Defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored 56 seconds into overtime and Mike Smith recorded 37 saves as visiting Phoenix skated to its seventh win in eight games.

Ekman-Larsson, who also recorded an assist, was able to free himself from Patrik Berglund's stick, which got stuck in his skate. The defenseman moved toward the middle of the ice before blasting a shot from well above the faceoff circles that sailed under the crossbar for his fourth goal of the season.

David Moss scored his first goal of the season, Mikkel Boedker also tallied and Mike Ribeiro notched two assists as the Coyotes defeated St. Louis for the second time in eight meetings.

Defenseman Roman Polak scored to forge a 2-2 tie early in the third period and Maxim Lapierre also tallied. Alex Steen notched an assist to extend his career-high point streak to 11 games and Jaroslav Halak made 16 saves for the Blues, who saw their three-game winning streak come to an end. 

Boedker converted a 3-on-1 rush to give Phoenix a 2-1 lead with 31 seconds remaining in the first period. The advantage held up until 2:49 of the third as Steen took advantage of a stickless David Schlemko and wired a brilliant feed from along the left-wing boards to a cutting Polak, who beat Smith inside the right post for his second goal of the season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: D Carlo Colaiacovo agreed to a one-year contract with St. Louis, pending a physical. The 30-year-old, who spent four seasons with the Blues from 2008-12, has been sidelined with a shoulder injury since playing six games with Detroit last campaign. ... Lapierre opened the scoring 5:53 into the first period by redirecting D Jay Bouwmeester's point shot past Smith. Moss answered less than two minutes later with a blast from the left circle. ... The Blues have scored the first goal in eight straight games and 13 of 16 overall.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   St. Louis
Oliver Ekman-Larsson 2 Points Maxim Lapierre 1
Oliver Ekman-Larsson 1 Goals Maxim Lapierre 1
Mike Ribeiro 2 Assists David Backes 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Mike Smith .949 Save Percentage Jaroslav Halak .842
Mike Smith 37 Saves Jaroslav Halak 16

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Phoenix 19 3 0-1 1-1 2 30
St. Louis 39 2 0-1 1-1 2 25

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play its next game at home against Colorado. The Blues have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play its next game on the road against Chicago. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .692 after a win and .667 after a loss.