Coyotes get offensive in win vs. Canucks

BY foxsports • March 22, 2009

Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 34 shots, and Shane Doan scored his 27th goal in the Phoenix Coyotes' 5-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.

Daniel Winnik, Ed Jovanovski, Viktor Tikhonov and Matthew Lombardi added goals in Phoenix's highest-scoring game since beating Los Angeles 6-3 on Feb. 21. The four-goal margin was the largest for Phoenix this season.

Bryzgalov lost the shutout when Alex Burrows slammed in a puck that rebounded off the back boards with 1:45 left in the game.

The five goals allowed was the most Vancouver surrendered since a 5-3 loss Jan. 28 at home against Nashville. The Canucks lost in regulation for the second time in their last 11 games.

After the Coyotes failed to score on two power-play opportunities, Winnik beat Roberto Luongo at even strength with 5:55 left in the first period.

Phoenix made it 3-0 with goals in a 2:04 span early in the second.

First, Doan, the Phoenix captain, ripped a wrist shot past Luongo at 1:21. The goal was set up on a perfect pass from defenseman Keith Yandle from inside the Phoenix blue line to the Vancouver side of center ice.

Jovanovski followed with his seventh of the season on a power play at 3:25.

Phoenix upped its lead to 4-0 on a goal credited to Tikhonov at 10:30 of the second. As Tikhonov was called for a hooking penalty, he touched the puck inside the Vancouver line, but did not maintain control. When Vancouver defenseman Shane O'Brien attempted to poke check, the puck - last touched by Tikhonov - slide into a vacated Vancouver net.

Notes

Winnik has three goals this season. The other two came in a Feb. 14 game against Calgary. ... Vancouver opened a six-game trip, its second-longest of the season. ... Luongo was replaced with Jason LeBarbera at the start of the third period. ... The attendance was announced at 17,125, giving Phoenix its second sellout of the season.



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