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Coyotes 6, Stars 5, OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM

Russell Brooks

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Coyotes 6, Stars 5, OT
Dallas Stars 5, Phoenix Coyotes 6

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Coming into Monday's game, the Coyotes were the only team in the NHL without an overtime victory this season. You can scratch that off the list.

Petr Prucha scored 53 seconds into the extra session on a power play to lift the Coyotes to a 6-5 victory over the Dallas Stars in front of 13,381 at Jobing.com Arena.

“It’s a great feeling,” said Prucha, who scored his second goal with the Coyotes. “It would be even better if we won it before the overtime … we are happy to have two points tonight.”

Prucha, who already had two assists in the game, was sent out by Coyotes Head Coach Wayne Gretzky for the four-on-three power play after Stars defenseman Andrew Hutchinson was called for tripping. With a down low set up by Shane Doan, the captain fed a pass to Prucha, who one-timed the puck past Stars goalie Tobias Stephan for his sixth goal this season. It was the first four-on-three goal the Coyotes have scored this season.

“It was a great play by Doaner,” Prucha said. “He just passed it to me. I was open and it was easy.”

It feels very nice to get back in the lineup. To play in this game, I was very excited today." - Enver Lisin

The line combination of Prucha, Scottie Upshall and Matthew Lombardi combined for three goals and four assists after reuniting for the first time since March 14.

“I thought we skated well,” said Upshall, who has scored five goals since joining the Coyotes. “I think we complement each others' speed very well. Lombardi up the middle is a great skater and a great playmaker. For that line, it is crucial we work hard, shoot the puck, make plays and play solid defense.”

“They are both great players and it is easy to play with them,” Prucha said. “You just have to have your stick on the ice and they can find you.”

Enver Lisin, playing in his first game since March 9, scored two goals and added an assist on the game-winner, and Upshall added two tallies for the Coyotes, who are 4-0-1 in their past five contests at Jobing.com Arena.

“It feels very nice to get back in the lineup,” said Lisin, who last scored on Feb. 12. “To play in this game, I was very excited today.”

Phoenix had a 5-3 lead with less than six minutes remaining in regulation, but couldn’t finish off the victory in the first 60 minutes.

Stars forward Chris Conner scored his third goal, on a breakaway, with 5:26 left to cut Phoenix's lead to 5-4.

Then, after the Stars failed on a late power play, they knotted the score using an extra attacker. Darryl Sydor let go a one-timer that beat Coyotes goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, with a screen in front, to tie the score at 5 with 58 seconds remaining.

"I thought we played a real solid hockey game for about 55 minutes," Gretzky said.

The Coyotes jumped to a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes behind goals from Upshall and Lisin. Goals by Doan, his team-leading 29th, and Lisin in the middle frame gave Phoenix a 4-3 lead after two periods.

NOTES

• Doan has tallied at least a point in five of his past seven games with four goals and six assists in that period.

• Bryzgalov made 18 saves. Stephan finished with 27 saves.

• Phoenix scratched Kyle Turris, Todd Fedoruk, Peter Mueller, David Hale and Nigel Dawes. Brian McGrattan is out for the season because of a shoulder injury.

• Ten players notched at least one point for the Coyotes.

• The Stars outhit the Coyotes 27-25.

• Forward Joakim Lindstrom played in his first game since March 12 after being a healthy scratch for the previous seven games. He played 11:06 and had two shots on goal.
 

Petr Prucha
Scottie Upshall
Enver Lisin

 

scoring summary
1st Period
02:04
DAL
Brendan Morrison (14) ASST: Chris Conner (10), Garrett Stafford (1)
1 - 0 DAL
07:54
PHX
PPG - Scottie Upshall (11) ASST: Matthew Lombardi (26), Petr Prucha (11)
1 - 1 Tie
12:16
PHX
Enver Lisin (11) ASST: Viktor Tikhonov (7), Ken Klee (10)
2 - 1 PHX
2nd Period
01:16
DAL
Andrew Hutchinson (2) ASST: Mike Ribeiro (51), Steve Ott (23)
2 - 2 Tie
01:47
PHX
Shane Doan (29) ASST: Steve Reinprecht (24), Ed Jovanovski (25)
3 - 2 PHX
04:32
PHX
Enver Lisin (12) ASST: Viktor Tikhonov (8), Martin Hanzal (20)
4 - 2 PHX
15:11
DAL
PPG - Loui Eriksson (34) ASST: Matt Niskanen (25), Mike Ribeiro (52)
4 - 3 PHX
3rd Period
11:58
PHX
Scottie Upshall (12) ASST: Matthew Lombardi (27), Petr Prucha (12)
5 - 3 PHX
14:34
DAL
Chris Conner (3) ASST: Brendan Morrison (15), Garrett Stafford (2)
5 - 4 PHX
19:02
DAL
Darryl Sydor (3) ASST: Matt Niskanen (26), Mike Ribeiro (53)
5 - 5 Tie
OT Period
00:53
PHX
PPG - Petr Prucha (6) ASST: Shane Doan (38), Enver Lisin (8)
6 - 5 PHX
penalty summary
1st Period
03:05
DAL
Fabian Brunnstrom  Interference on goalkeeper against  Ilya Bryzgalov
06:32
DAL
Mike Ribeiro  Hooking against  Martin Hanzal
08:03
DAL
Mike Modano  Hi-sticking against  Brandon Prust
16:55
PHX
Keith Yandle  Roughing against  Steve Begin
16:55
DAL
Steve Begin  Boarding against  Keith Yandle
2nd Period
01:19
DAL
Steve Begin  Fighting (maj) against  Brandon Prust
01:19
PHX
Brandon Prust  Fighting (maj) against  Steve Begin
14:31
PHX
Steve Reinprecht  Tripping against  Tom Wandell
3rd Period
01:25
PHX
Steve Reinprecht  Hooking against  James Neal
06:59
DAL
Loui Eriksson  Broken stick
15:08
PHX
Joakim Lindstrom  Tripping against  Andrew Hutchinson
OT Period
00:37
DAL
Andrew Hutchinson  Tripping against  Scottie Upshall
goalie stats
Tobias Stephan
Tobias Stephan
1-3-1
SA: 33TOI: 60:43
Saves: 27EV: 22 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 6
SV%: .818SH: 1 - 1
Ilya Bryzgalov
SA: 23TOI: 60:45
Saves: 18EV: 15 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 4
SV%: .783SH: 0 - 0
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