Phoenix 4, Ottawa 3

Saturday, December 21, 2013 2:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 19-10-3-3 10-3-2-0 9-7-1-3 W1
Ottawa 14-17-2-5 7-10-1-3 7-7-1-2 L3

Recap


Coyotes 4, Senators 3 (OT): Antoine Vermette burned his former team by capping his second career hat trick 2:23 into overtime as Phoenix posted its first win in Canada's capital in 15 years.

After Mike Smith (37 saves) denied Clarke MacArthur with a brilliant right pad save earlier in overtime, defenseman Derek Morris' point shot was stopped by Craig Anderson. Vermette, who was drafted by Ottawa in 2000, alertly jumped on the rebound and slid the puck between the pads of Anderson (34 saves) to end the game.

Vermette forged a 3-3 tie with 2:13 remaining in the third period, converting David Moss' backhanded cross-slot feed. Radim Vrbata also tallied and Mikkel Boedker notched two assists for the Coyotes, who avenged a 4-3 loss to Ottawa on Oct. 15.

Defenseman Marc Methot collected a goal and an assist while Zack Smith and Kyle Turris also tallied for the Senators, who have dropped four of their last five overall and eight of 11 home games (3-6-2)

Stationed below the end line, Methot gave Ottawa a 3-2 lead with 5:09 remaining in the second period as he elected to skate out front before beating Mike Smith for his fourth tally of the season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Phoenix had dropped six straight games in Ottawa since emerging victorious on Dec. 12, 1998.... Coyotes LW Lauri Korpikoski returned to the lineup one day after being activated from injured reserve. He missed 13 games with an upper-body ailment. ... Ottawa D Erik Karlsson saw his four-game point streak come to an end. ... Anderson fell to 3-7-1 lifetime versus the Coyotes.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   Ottawa
Antoine Vermette 3 Points Marc Methot 2
Antoine Vermette 3 Goals Marc Methot 1
Mikkel Boedker 2 Assists Marc Methot 1
Antoine Vermette 1 Power Play Goals Kyle Turris 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Mike Smith .925 Save Percentage Craig Anderson .895
Mike Smith 37 Saves Craig Anderson 34

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Phoenix 38 4 2-6 6-7 22 33
Ottawa 40 3 1-7 4-6 20 30

Upcoming Games

  • Ottawa will play its next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Senators have a W/L % of .214 after a win and .458 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play its next game on the road against Buffalo. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .526 after a win and .562 after a loss.