- Cam Barker scored 46 seconds into overtime after Pierre-Marc Bouchard tied the score with 26 seconds left in regulation in the Minnesota Wild's 6-5 victory over the Coyotes on Sunday at the Xcel Energy Center.
The teams scored six goals in the third period and both lost leads in the final 10 minutes of regulation.
scored twice for Phoenix (17-13-8), while Scottie Upshall
, Keith Yandle and Ed Jovanovski
added goals and Jason LaBarbera
stopped 23 shots.
Andrew Brunette scored twice, Brent Burns and Nick Schultz added goals, Mikko Koivu had four assists and Jose Theodore made 39 saves for the Wild (18-15-5).
Whitney gave Phoenix a 5-4 lead with 2:55 to play in the third. When Minnesota's Clayton Stoner missed a clearing attempt, Whitney knocked the puck past Theodore.
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Entering the third period trailing 3-1, Phoenix tied the score by netting goals 13 seconds apart.
Upshall made the score 3-2 when he took a pass from Shane Doan
and knocked it past Theodore at 4:44 of the third period. Yandle tied the score at 3 when he knocked in the rebound of Vernon Fiddler
's shot at 4:57, prompting Minnesota coach Todd Richards to take his timeout.
Burns gave Minnesota a 4-3 lead with his 12th goal of the season at 11:14, but Jovanovski tied the score for Phoenix about three minutes later with a goal he punctuated with a dive over Theodore.
► EDITOR'S NOTE:
Dave Vest of phoenixcoyotes.com contributed to this recap.
Trailing 5-4 and with an extra attacker on the ice, Wild forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard took a slap shot from between the circles that got past Coyotes goalie Jason LaBarbera
with 25.6 seconds left in the third period.
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• The Coyotes took a season-high 44 shots on goal. Winger Ray Whitney
led the way with eight.
• Phoenix scored four goals in the third period. That's the most goals the team has scored in a third period all season.
• Captain Shane Doan
has notched points in six consecutive games and has 21 points in the past 19 games.
• Winger Scottie Upshall
became the first Coyotes player to score 10 goals this season.
• The Coyotes dropped to 6-1-1 against teams from the Northwest Division.
.• The Coyotes scratched Paul Bissonnette
, Mikkel Boedker
, and Oliver Ekman-Larsson
. All three players are healthy.
• The Coyotes' next game is Tuesday vs. Columbus at Jobing.com Arena. The puck drops at 7 p.m. (Arizona time). The game can be seen on Fox Sports Arizona and can be heard on XTRA Sports 910 (AM).