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Stars 6, Coyotes 3

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM
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Stars 6, Coyotes 3
Phoenix Coyotes 3, Dallas Stars 6

Associated Press
DALLAS – Loui Eriksson scored two of Dallas' four power-play goals and had two assists, and the Stars beat the Coyotes, 6-3, on Friday night at the American Airlines Center.

Sami Lepisto, Shane Doan and Lauri Korpikoski scored for the Coyotes (4-5-3), who were looking to win back-to-back games for the first time this season.

Doan's goal was his first of the season.

The Coyotes sealed their fate by committing six penalties in the first two periods. That forced them to play in catch-up mode for most of the night. Phoenix also got some bad bounces on Dallas goals that caromed in off Coyotes.

Brenden Morrow added his 200th career goal, Jamie Benn also struck on the power play, and Mike Ribeiro had three assists for Dallas, which set a season-high for goals scored in one game.

Kari Lehtonen stopped 25 shots as the Stars won their third in a row after dropping the first three of a season-high six-game homestand.

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Eriksson's power-play deflection off Ribeiro's pass at 15:44 was the only goal of the first period.

Brad Richards made the score 2-0 at 3:22 of the second period, converting James Neal's cross-ice setup from low in the left circle, and Richards' second of the game at 5:21 of the second period extended Dallas' lead (see KEY MOMENT below).

At that point, Coyotes head Coach Dave Tippett replaced starting goalie Ilya Bryzgalov with Jason LeBarbera. The move likely means the Bryzgalov will start Phoenix's game vs. Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Phoenix cut the deficit to 3-1 at 13:34 of the second on a goal that was credited to Lepisto. TV replays showed the puck go in the goal off the skate of Dallas defenseman Mark Fistric.

Power-play goals by Benn and Eriksson during a 1:09 span of the second period gave Dallas (8-4-0) a four-goal edge.

Coyotes defenseman Adrian Auocin was originally credited with Korpikoski's goal at 16:58 of the third period, but the tally was quickly recredited.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Dave Vest of phoenixcoyotes.com contributed to this recap.
 
Leading 2-0 and on a power play, Stars center Brad Richards took a shot from the right point that deflected off Coyotes defenseman Sami Lepisto and past starting goalie Ilya Bryzgalov at 5:21 of the second period.

Sensing the need for a spark, Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett then pulled Bryzgalov in favor of backup Jason LaBarbera. He, too, gave up three goals.

This goal was originally credited to Stars captain Brenden Morrow but was changed to Richards before the third period started.

Click here to watch the KEY MOMENT.
 
• Capatin Shane Doan missed a shift after suffering an injury late in the third period. He did not leave the bench.

• Center Martin Hanzal and winger Paul Bissonnette co-led the Coyotes with six hits apiece. Hanzal played 15:49 while Bissonnette played 7:06.

• The six goals against are the most goals the Coyotes have allowed in a regular-season game since they allowed seven vs. Buffalo on Jan. 18, 2010.

• Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington, wearing a warmup with a World Series logo, dropped the ceremonial first puck and shook hands with Coyotes captain Shane Doan, a huge baseball fan.

• The Coyotes scratched Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Petr Prucha, and Kyle Turris.

• The Coyotes flew back to Phoenix immediately after this game. Phoenix's next game is on Saturday vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins at Jobing.com Arena. The puck drops at 6 p.m. (Arizona time). The game can be seen on Fox Sports Arizona Plus. The game can be heard on XTRA Sports 910.
 
Dave Tippett "It's disappointing. We got behind early and they got some breaks on some pucks that bounced off our guys and into the net, and we couldn't create the breaks ourselves." Loui Eriksson "We need the power play to work. We got a little frustrated, but we were able to get the power play working and that's why we won the game." "Our power play stuck with it. We had people around the net and when you do that, the rebounds fall to you. We did a good job of capitalizing."
Tippett Eriksson Crawford
 
Richards Eriksson Niskanen
 
  • Nov. 5, 2010: DAL 6, PHX 3
  • Dec. 26, 2010: 
  • Feb. 9, 2011:
  • Dec. 11, 2010:
  • March 1, 2011: 
  • March 29, 2011: 
scoring summary
1st Period
15:44
DAL
PPG - Loui Eriksson (8) ASST: Mike Ribeiro (11), Stephane Robidas (5)
1 - 0 DAL
2nd Period
03:42
DAL
Brad Richards (5) ASST: James Neal (7), Loui Eriksson (6)
2 - 0 DAL
05:21
DAL
PPG - Brad Richards (6) ASST: Mike Ribeiro (12), Stephane Robidas (6)
3 - 0 DAL
13:34
PHX
Sami Lepisto (2) ASST: Lauri Korpikoski (1)
3 - 1 DAL
16:06
DAL
PPG - Jamie Benn (2) ASST: Steve Ott (2), Matt Niskanen (2)
4 - 1 DAL
17:09
DAL
PPG - Loui Eriksson (9) ASST: Matt Niskanen (3), Brad Richards (12)
5 - 1 DAL
3rd Period
02:28
PHX
PPG - Shane Doan (1) ASST: Keith Yandle (4), Lee Stempniak (3)
5 - 2 DAL
16:33
DAL
Brenden Morrow (7) ASST: Mike Ribeiro (13), Loui Eriksson (7)
6 - 2 DAL
16:58
PHX
Lauri Korpikoski (3) ASST: Adrian Aucoin (5), Radim Vrbata (2)
6 - 3 DAL
penalty summary
1st Period
02:26
PHX
Scottie Upshall  Interference against  Brenden Morrow
05:34
DAL
Steve Ott  Interference against  Lauri Korpikoski
07:39
DAL
Trevor Daley  Delaying the game
10:56
PHX
Vernon Fiddler  Slashing against  Mark Fistric
14:45
PHX
Keith Yandle  Slashing against  Brenden Morrow
2nd Period
04:16
PHX
Martin Hanzal  Tripping against  Brandon Segal
11:26
DAL
Brian Sutherby  Boarding against  Paul Bissonnette
14:17
PHX
Sami Lepisto  Hooking against  Mike Ribeiro
16:27
PHX
Martin Hanzal  Boarding against  Karlis Skrastins
3rd Period
01:13
DAL
Kari Lehtonen  Delay of game
10:07
DAL
James Neal  Hi stick - double minor against  David Schlemko
goalie stats
Jason LaBarbera
SA: 13TOI: 34:39
Saves: 10EV: 9 - 10
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 3
SV%: .769SH: 0 - 0
Ilya Bryzgalov
SA: 18TOI: 25:21
Saves: 15EV: 8 - 9
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 9
SV%: .833SH: 0 - 0
Kari Lehtonen
Kari Lehtonen
7-4-0
SA: 28TOI: 59:16
Saves: 25EV: 15 - 17
PIM: 2PP: 10 - 11
SV%: .893SH: 0 - 0
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