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Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM
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Philadelphia Flyers 1, Phoenix Coyotes 3

By Dave Vest
The Coyotes shut down the NHL's best power-play unit Saturday night and beat the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-1, at Arena.

Matthew Lombardi, Keith Yandle and Shane Doan scored for Phoenix (13-9-1), which has earned five points in its past three games.

Coyotes goalie Ilya Bryzgalov made 23 saves.

Phoenix committed five penalties, but the Flyers (12-7-1), who entered the game with a league-high 26.6 percent success rate on power plays, managed just five power-play shots in 10 minutes, and none of them got past Bryzgalov.

"Our penalty kill was really good," Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett said. "That’s a very good power play over there... I thought our penalty kill really rose to the occasion tonight, and (Vernon) Fiddler and (Daniel) Winnik and our group of (defensemen) for the most part did a great job."

Lombardi returned to the lineup after missing three games because of a lower-body injury. He gave Phoenix a 1-0 lead by slipping a loose puck past Flyers goalie Ray Emery from just outside the left circle during a power play early in the second period.

Philadelphia's Scott Hartnell tied the score at 7:19 of the second period. Hartnell got behind Phoenix defenders for a breakaway and wristed a shot over Bryzgalov's blocker.

Yandle untied the score with 11 seconds left on a power play midway through the third period when he took a pass from Lombardi and wristed the puck past Emery from inside the left circle.

Doan was credited with a goal at 19:20 without sending the puck across the goal line. With Emery watching from the Flyers bench and an extra attacker on the ice, Doan intercepted a pass and shot the puck at Philadelphia's empty net from just inside the red line. Doan's shot missed to the right and Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger then hooked Phoenix's Sami Lepisto as Lepisto tried to gather the loose puck and score.
Saturday's "Key Moment" lasted two minutes. Leading 2-1, Coyotes captain Shane Doan was called for slashing Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger with 4:49 left in the third period. The Coyotes calmly kept the Flyers from even coming close to scoring the tying goal.
Shane Doan's goal was the 264th of his career, which he has played entirely for Phoenix/Winnipeg. He is now tied with Thomas Steen for third place on the franchise's all-time goals scored list.

• Defenseman Keith Yandle led the Coyotes in ice time for the fourth consecutive game. Yandle played 26:28.

• The Coyotes have killed 14 consecutive power plays dating to the game vs. Tampa Bay on Nov. 16.

• The much-anticipated fight between Coyotes enforcer Paul Bissonnette and Flyers agitator Daniel Carcillo, who are former teammates and frIends, didn't materialize.

• The Coyotes scratched Ed Jovanovski and Lauri Korpikoski. Philadelphia scratched Arron Asham, Darroll Powe, Danny Syvret and Ole-Kristian Tolefsen.
"I guess the other team thought it maybe was an off-side… (Yandle) just found a hole there and I just kind of threw it to him and he made a great shot.” "We knew they played last night so we tried to play them as hard as we could early and luckily it worked out for us.” "At the end of the day, we've got to score more than one goal in the hockey game. We had a number of chances and we weren’t able to score."
Lombardi Yandle Pronger
Yandle Bryzgalov Fiddler
 • N/A
 • Nov. 21, 2009: PHX 3, PHI 1 
scoring summary
1st Period
2nd Period
PPG - Matthew Lombardi (4) ASST: Shane Doan (10), Robert Lang (7)
1 - 0 PHX
Scott Hartnell (7) ASST: Claude Giroux (12), Kimmo Timonen (12)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
PPG - Keith Yandle (3) ASST: Matthew Lombardi (8), Adrian Aucoin (9)
2 - 1 PHX
EN - Shane Doan (6) ASST: NONE
3 - 1 PHX
penalty summary
1st Period
Oskars Bartulis  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
Jim Vandermeer  Interference on goalkeeper against  Ray Emery
2nd Period
Daniel Briere  Slashing against  Keith Yandle
Sami Lepisto  Cross checking against  Scott Hartnell
Scottie Upshall  Holding against  Mike Richards
Sami Lepisto  Hooking against  Daniel Carcillo
Braydon Coburn  Interference against  Scottie Upshall
3rd Period
Ryan Parent  Tripping against  Vernon Fiddler
James van Riemsdyk  Interference against  Petr Prucha
Shane Doan  Slashing against  Chris Pronger
goalie stats
Ray Emery
Ray Emery
SA: 20TOI: 59:03
Saves: 18EV: 14 - 14
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 6
SV%: .900SH: 0 - 0
Ilya Bryzgalov
SA: 24TOI: 60:00
Saves: 23EV: 18 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 5
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