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Boston Bruins 1, Phoenix Coyotes 4

By Dave Vest
Captain Shane Doan notched three assists, and four of his teammates scored one goal each to lead the Coyotes to a convincing 4-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night at Arena.

The triumph was Phoenix’s third in a row, and its second straight at home.

“I thought we played a solid game right through and we created some good chances,” Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett said. "...We got an early lead, we expanded that lead and it makes it awful hard on a team that played the night before (in Dallas).”

Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 22 of 23 shots to earn his fifth victory of the young season and drop his goals-against average to 1.14.

Four of the game’s five goals were scored in the middle period.

Leading 1-0 after 20 minutes, the Coyotes (5-2-0) came out strong in the second period and put five shots on Bruins goalie Tim Thomas in the first five minutes. Phoenix's sixth shot of the period came from defenseman Adrian Aucoin from the left circle and it beat Thomas at 6:33.

Coyotes captain Shane Doan positions himself in front of Bruins goalie Tim Thomas. (Getty Images)
Playing 4-on-4, Boston's Marco Sturm skated in on Bryzgalov on a breakaway. Sturm tried to put the puck between Bryzgalov's pads, but Bryzgalov did not allow it. Fifteen seconds later, however, Mark Stuart pulled Boston (3-4-0) to within 2-1 by beating Bryzgalov with a slap shot from the left point at 9:55.

Bruins forward Mark Recchi was called for hooking at 13:16. The Coyotes kept the puck in the Boston zone for most of the power play, and defenseman Keith Yandle banged a shot off the right post and into the net with seven ticks left in the man advantage.

The Coyotes upped their lead to three goals 44 seconds later when Scottie Upshall rifled a shot from the top of the left circle over Thomas' left shoulder, off the crossbar and down into the net at 15:54.

“You've got to give this (Phoenix) team credit, they’re playing extremely well, and we just didn’t have enough fight in us tonight to counter that," Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien said.
Boston's Marc Savard was called for slashing at 4:25 of the first period. Fifteen seconds into the power play, Coyotes defenseman Ed Jovanovski one-timed a behind-the-net pass from Shane Doan between Tim Thomas' legs to give the Coyotes a 1-0 lead they never relinquished.
• Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle had a goal and an assist in his second game against Boston. Yandle is from the Boston area. "It's always fun to beat the team you grew up watching," he said.

• Coyotes captain Shane Doan played Saturday despite battling flu-like symptoms all day.

• The Coyotes won 32 o 57 faceoffs. Center Vernon Fiddler led the way by taking 10 of 14 draws.

• Former Coyotes defenseman/alternate captain Derek Morris played 22:28 for the Bruins in his first appearance at Arena since being traded to the New York Rangers last season.

• The Coyotes scratched Kevin Porter, Lauri Korpikoski and Kurt Sauer. Boston scratched Milan Lucic and Dennis Wideman.
"I think we can still get better as a team, and we’re playing as a team right now and it’s showing." "I think we’ve got four of our last five goals from them (defensemen). That’s big, and as long as they contribute it takes a lot of pressure off the forwards." “They (the Coyotes) used their speed. We didn’t move our legs as much as we wanted. They hit everything that moved."
Jovanovski Doan Thomas
Doan Upshall Yandle
  • Oct. 17, 2009: PHX 4, BOS 1
scoring summary
1st Period
PPG - Ed Jovanovski (3) ASST: Shane Doan (3), Matthew Lombardi (2)
1 - 0 PHX
2nd Period
Adrian Aucoin (1) ASST: Shane Doan (4), Keith Yandle (1)
2 - 0 PHX
Mark Stuart (1) ASST: Blake Wheeler (2), David Krejci (3)
2 - 1 PHX
PPG - Keith Yandle (1) ASST: Robert Lang (2), Shane Doan (5)
3 - 1 PHX
Scottie Upshall (3) ASST: Daniel Winnik (1), Zbynek Michalek (3)
4 - 1 PHX
3rd Period
penalty summary
1st Period
Marc Savard  Slashing against  Radim Vrbata
2nd Period
Scottie Upshall  Tripping against  Marco Sturm
Zdeno Chara  Tripping against  Vernon Fiddler
Mark Recchi  Hooking against  Taylor Pyatt
Johnny Boychuk  Fighting (maj) against  Paul Bissonnette
Paul Bissonnette  Fighting (maj) against  Johnny Boychuk
3rd Period
Mark Recchi  Hooking against  Scottie Upshall
Ed Jovanovski  Tripping against  Blake Wheeler
goalie stats
Tim Thomas
Tim Thomas
SA: 36TOI: 60:00
Saves: 32EV: 32 - 34
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 2
SV%: .889SH: 0 - 0
Ilya Bryzgalov
Ilya Bryzgalov
SA: 23TOI: 60:00
Saves: 22EV: 21 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
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