ST. LOUIS -- Taylor Pyatt
scored the game-winning goal with 3:12 left in the third period as the Coyotes posted a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night at the Scottrade Center.
Trailing 3-2, Kyle Turris
netted the tying goal midway through the third period on a rush that took advantage of the Blues' fourth line. Turris later assisted on Pyatt's 10th goal of the season.
The Coyotes turned the tables on the Blues, who beat them 4-3 on Jan. 31 on the same sheet of ice. Phoenix (20-13-9) has won three of its past four games.
The Blues (20-15-6) have lost four games in a row since topping Phoenix on New Year's Eve. Matt D'Agostini and Brad Winchester scored in a 20-second span early in the third to give St. Louis a 3-2 lead. Winchester, who plays on the checking line, has scored in three straight games for the first time in his career.
The Coyotes had a two-goal flurry in the second, going up 2-1 on Lauri Korpikovki's deflection goal and Lee Stempniak
's breakaway goal.
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D'Agostini drew two penalties in the first period, and set up the lone goal with 1:07 left in the frame - sending a backhanded pass to David Backes, who scored his fifth goal in seven games.
Coyotes goalie Jason LaBarbera
made his 14th start, all but one on the road. No. 1 goalie Ilya Bryzgalov
has missed nine of the last 13 games for a variety of reasons, including a family medical issue and his own illness.
Both teams continued to struggle on the power play. The Coyotes are 0 for 19 over the last eight games. The Blues are 2 for 31 in their last 12.
► EDITOR'S NOTE:
Dave Vest of phoenixcoyotes.com contributed to this recap.
There were many, but we'll go with this one:
Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett used his timeout after the Blues scored twice in a 20-second span to take a 3-2 lead early in the third period.
"I called the timeout just to tell them that we were doing some good things and to hang in there," Tippett said. "I wanted them to be confident and keep working, and that good things will happen."
Good things happened.
"I just think it settled us down a little and got us to refocus and regroup," said Coyotes forward Taylor Pyatt, who has three goals and two assists in the last four games. "It gave us some hope. We were tired, we needed a breather."
• The Coyotes acquired defenseman Michal Rozsival
from the New York Rangers on Monday in a trade for forward Wojtek Wolski. Rozsival, who is nurising a minor injury, is expected to join the team in Columbus on Tuesday but he is not expected to play in the game vs. the Blue Jackets.
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• Forward Lee Stempniak
, who began his NHL career with the Blues, ended a 15-game goal drought by scoring a breakaway goal in the second period after stealing the puck from Blues defenseman Erik Johnson.
• Goalie Ilya Bryzgalov
, who is battling flu-like symptoms, dressed as the backup for Monday's game and is expected to play on Tuesday vs. Columbus.
• The Coyotes upped their record to 6-2-2 vs. teams from the Central Division.
• Center Kyle Turris
notched a goal and an assist for his second multi-point game of the season and his first since Oct. 23.
• The Coyotes scratched Michal Rozsival
and David Schlemko
• The Coyotes' next game is Tuesday vs. Columbus at the Nationwide Arena. The puck drops at 5 p.m. (Arizona time). The game can be seen on Fox Sports Arizona and can be heard on XTRA Sports 910 (AM).