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Stars 2, Coyotes 1, OT

Monday, 06.18.2012 / 10:54 PM

Dave Vest

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DALLAS  - The Coyotes earned another point Tuesday night and moved into eighth place in the Western Conference standings, but the players weren’t satisfied.

“This is a game we should have won,” said forward Todd Fedoruk, who scored Phoenix’s goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center. “… We want two points. We need two points. We’ll take as many as we can get right now. These games coming up, leading up to Christmas, are big for us so a point is a positive, but we needed two tonight.”

Fedoruk’s goal came at 10:51 of the third period after Stars goalie Marty Turco blocked a shot by Peter Mueller from the left circle. Turco couldn’t control the rebound, however, and Fedoruk slapped the puck into the net for his fourth goal of the season.

Loui Eriksson scored both goals for Dallas, including the game-winner with 1:21 left in overtime. After a turnover, Dallas forward Mike Ribeiro held the puck behind the net then passed to Eriksson, who put the rebound of his own shot past Coyotes goalie Ilya Bryzgalov.

This is a game we should have won.… We want two points. We need two points. - Todd Fedoruk
Eriksson, who has four goals against the Coyotes in three games this season, had not registered a point in the six games played before Tuesday’s game.

Bryzgalov stopped 28 shots. Turco made 22 saves.

“We got a lot of opportunities and the puck didn’t go in for us tonight, but we stayed with what we wanted to do, which was to get pucks deep, establish our forecheck and get pucks to the net,” Fedoruk said. “They got a little bounce in overtime and they won the game.”

Eriksson put Dallas ahead 1-0 at 3:15 of the first period when he took a behind-the-net pass from Chris Conner and beat Bryzgalov from alone in the slot.

After being outshot 10-5 in the first period, the Coyotes turned up the offensive pressure in the second and third periods.

Coyotes captain Shane Doan had several good scoring chances, including one on a breakaway seconds after he returned to the ice after serving a penalty in the second period. Doan took control of the puck at the Dallas blue line and charged toward Turco, but he lost control of it when he got in close, and the puck hit the left side of the net and trickled away.

“We have to have that game,” Doan said. “We talked about it before the game and we can’t afford to let points slip away. We he had to have it and we let them off the hook.”

Coyotes forward Daniel Carcillo led the team with five shots on goal in 12:41 of ice time.

“I thought Danny had a real solid game,” Coyotes Head Coach Wayne Gretzky said. “He was physical, he had some chances, he was going to the net (and) he made some good plays. I was really happy with him.”

Gretzky said he also was pleased by the line of Kevin Porter, Kyle Turris and Joakim Lindstrom.

“They seemed to be reading off each other,” Gretzky said.

The Stars flirted with taking a 2-0 lead in the final minute of the second period, but the on-ice officials ruled a shot by Erikkson, which got beneath Bryzgalov, did not completely cross the Phoenix goal line. The play was reviewed after time expired and the score remained 1-0.

NOTES

• The Coyotes have allowed just two third-period goals in the month of December and have scored 12 third-period goals in the eight-game span, during which they have a 4-2-2 record. For the season, Phoenix is outscoring its opponents 30-22 in the third period.

• Coyotes defenseman Zbynek Michalek blocked four shots and leads the NHL with 106.

• Phoenix is 0-4 in overtime games.

• Coyotes forward Daniel Winnik was a healthy scratch for the fourth consecutive game. Defenseman David Hale also was a healthy scratch for the fourth consecutive game. Forward Enver Lisin missed the game because of flu-like symptoms.

• The Stars played minus the following injured players: Jere Lehtinen (upper body), Joel Lundqvist (shoulder), Brenden Morrow (knee), Steve Ott (hand), Stephane Robidas (jaw) and Sergei Zubov (hip).

• Coyotes prospect Maxim Goncharov, selected by the team in the fifth round (123rd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, was recently named the top prospect in the Russian League by NHL Central Scouting-Europe. The 19-year-old defenseman is described by Central Scouting as “a strong, mobile skater who likes to join the offensive rush… plays with grit and is strong along the boards.” Now in his second season with CSKA, Goncharov has recorded six goals and three assists with a plus-5 rating in 33 games this season.

• Last Saturday's Coyotes vs. Detroit Red Wings game on Fox Sports Arizona generated the team’s highest television rating of the season and its best rating on the network since the 2006-07 season opener. According to Nielsen Media Research, the telecast recorded a 1.0 rating/2 share in the Phoenix market. This rating means that an average of 18,026 homes in the Valley watched the game. In Phoenix, one rating point represents 18,026 households. A rating is the percentage of all television households in a market, while the share is the percentage of those television sets in use that were tuned into the game.
  

Marty Turco
Loui Eriksson
Ilya Bryzgalov

 

scoring summary
1st Period
03:15
DAL
Loui Eriksson (13) Snap shot - ASST: Chris Conner (5), Brad Richards (16)
1 - 0 DAL
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
10:51
PHX
Todd Fedoruk (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Peter Mueller (14), Zbynek Michalek (10)
1 - 1 Tie
OT Period
03:39
DAL
Loui Eriksson (14) Backhand shot - ASST: Mike Ribeiro (19), Matt Niskanen (6)
2 - 1 DAL
penalty summary
1st Period
04:38
DAL
Trevor Daley  Interference against  Daniel Carcillo
15:37
PHX
Keith Yandle  Cross checking against  Mike Ribeiro
15:55
DAL
Mark Parrish  Holding against  Zbynek Michalek
18:53
DAL
Mike Ribeiro  Hi-sticking against  Ed Jovanovski
2nd Period
03:58
PHX
Shane Doan  Hooking against  Mike Modano
09:38
DAL
Doug Janik  Tripping against  Todd Fedoruk
17:14
PHX
Kyle Turris  Hi-sticking against  Matt Niskanen
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Ilya Bryzgalov
SA: 30TOI: 63:39
Saves: 28EV: 24 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .933SH: 1 - 1
Marty Turco
Marty Turco
11-12-4
SA: 23TOI: 63:39
Saves: 22EV: 15 - 16
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 6
SV%: .957SH: 1 - 1
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