Aucoin scores in OT as Coyotes beat Wings
Aucoin scored at 1:57 of overtime to give the
“Up a goal, down a goal, it doesn’t matter,” said Aucoin, who signed as a free agent after two seasons in
Aucoin took an outlet pass from
“They said if you shoot the puck on the net good things happen,” Aucoin said. “It was a lucky one.”
“They were playing pretty well and we weren’t getting much but we hung around,”
“It’s feels a lot better than if we were 2-6,”
Aucoin’s goal spoiled the return of
No fewer than three players were in the crease and Prucha himself was flat on his stomach when he scored the tying goal.
“It was two funky plays for their last two goals,” said
Osgood made the initial save and the puck remained near his left pad as Phoenix left wing
Prucha, while laying on the ice, managed to slide his stick through the scrum and help push the puck in to the net. Video replay officials reviewed the play for several minutes before upholding the goal.
“I thought they were pushing the goalie into the net,”
Lombardi gave Phoenix a 1-0 lead at 16:30 of the first, batting a loose puck into the net with a downward swipe after Osgood blocked Aucoin’s shot with his chest.
Lebda made it 2-1 at 7:45 of the second period when he took a pass from Datsyuk at the inside hashes of the left faceoff circle and fired a wrist shot into the open left side of the net.
Bryzgalov, who entered the game with a league-best 1.14 goals-against average, stopped 25 shots.
The game was played in front of a season-high announced crowd of 11,938, many wearing