Winnipeg 5, Phoenix 1

Monday, January 13, 2014 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 21-15-5-4 12-7-2-1 9-8-3-3 L3
Winnipeg 20-23-1-4 11-10-0-4 9-13-1-0 W1

Recap


Jets 5, Coyotes 1: Rookie Eric O'Dell scored his second goal in two games and host Winnipeg snapped its five-game losing streak by dominating Phoenix in Paul Maurice's first game as Jets coach.

Blake Wheeler scored his team-leading 17th goal while Olli Jokinen tallied for the third time in six games for the Jets, who fired Claude Noel on Sunday. Michael Frolik scored his first goal in 11 contests, Devin Setoguchi recorded his first tally in 19 games and Ondrej Pavelec snapped a three-game slide by making 18 saves.

Defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored for Phoenix, which lost its third straight game and fell to 1-5-0 in its last six contests. Mike Smith made 33 saves in falling to 1-6-3 in his last 10 decisions as the Coyotes dropped to 2-3-4 in their last nine road contests.

A pair of sloppy exchanges between Smith and defenseman Keith Yandle resulted in two goals. Jokinen scored the first when he poked home a shot at 12:52 of the first period after Dustin Byfuglien gained control behind the net, and Wheeler knocked in the rebound of Mark Scheifele's shot at 8:49 of the second to make it 3-1.

Defenseman Zach Bogosian forced a turnover and the puck squirted to O'Dell, who beat Smith low on the stick side from between the faceoff circles with two minutes left in the first period to put the Jets ahead 2-1. Frolik squeezed a shot past Smith from the right circle at 4:18 of the third and Setoguchi converted a power-play chance 5:16 later.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Phoenix scored a power-play goal in its third straight game - all losses - and fell to 15-6-4 this season when tallying with the extra man. ... Maurice last coached during the 2011-12 season, when he was fired by Carolina after an 8-13-4 start. ... Scheifele leads all rookies with 17 assists.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   Winnipeg
Oliver Ekman-Larsson 1 Points Dustin Byfuglien 2
Oliver Ekman-Larsson 1 Goals Michael Frolik 1
Mikkel Boedker 1 Assists Dustin Byfuglien 2
Oliver Ekman-Larsson 1 Power Play Goals Devin Setoguchi 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Mike Smith .868 Save Percentage Ondrej Pavelec .947
Mike Smith 33 Saves Ondrej Pavelec 18

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Phoenix 19 1 1-2 7-8 30 30
Winnipeg 38 5 1-8 1-2 18 30

Upcoming Games

  • Winnipeg will play its next game on the road against Calgary. The Jets have a W/L % of .368 after a win and .448 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play its next game on the road against St. Louis. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .478 after a loss.