Arizona 4, Edmonton 3

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Edmonton 13-24-3-2 6-11-1-1 7-13-2-1 L2
Arizona 20-10-5-4 11-3-2-1 9-7-3-3 W1


Coyotes 4, Oilers 3 (OT): Defenseman Keith Yandle set up the tying goal late in regulation and scored his second of the night at 4:53 of overtime as Phoenix rallied to beat visiting Edmonton.

Mikkel Boedker tallied with 70 seconds left in the third period off a give-and-go feed from Yandle, who carried the puck from his own blue line all the way in for the winner. Tim Kennedy also scored for Phoenix and Thomas Greiss made 15 saves in relief of starter Mike Smith, who allowed three goals on 10 shots.

David Perron recorded a goal and an assist, Taylor Hall set up three scores and former Phoenix goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov turned aside 41 shots for Edmonton. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and defenseman Justin Schultz also tallied for the Oilers, who extended their point streak to four games (2-0-2).

Phoenix outshot Edmonton 21-6 in the opening period but ended the session with only a 1-1 tie. Yandle chased down his deflected pass attempt and whipped a wrist shot past Bryzgalov at 10:59, but Nugent-Hopkins knocked in a loose puck in front with 1:10 left to even the contest.

Hall’s nifty stretch pass sprung Perron for a breakaway goal 25 seconds into the second session, and he also set up Schultz in the slot at 6:44 for a 3-1 Oilers lead. Kennedy brought the Coyotes within a goal when he banked a shot in off Bryzgalov at the left post with 7:55 remaining in the second.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Four of Yandle's six goals this season have come against the Oilers. ... The Coyotes began their six-game homestand with their franchise-record sixth straight contest that went beyond regulation. Phoenix is 2-4 in those games. … Edmonton C Roman Horak was in the lineup for the first time since being acquired from Calgary in early November, while 2012 first-overall pick RW Nail Yakupov was a healthy scratch. … Phoenix captain Shane Doan missed his 11th straight game with Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever but has practiced with the team the last two days.

Top Game Performances

Edmonton   Arizona
Taylor Hall 3 Points Keith Yandle 3
David Perron 1 Goals Keith Yandle 2
Taylor Hall 3 Assists Keith Yandle 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ilya Bryzgalov .911 Save Percentage Thomas Greiss 1.000
Ilya Bryzgalov 41 Saves Thomas Greiss 15

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Edmonton 25 3 0-1 2-2 4 32
Arizona 45 4 0-2 1-1 2 27

Upcoming Games

  • Arizona will play its next game at home against Columbus. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .526 after a loss.
  • Edmonton will play its next game on the road against San Jose. The Oilers have a W/L % of .308 after a win and .310 after a loss.
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