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Coyotes 4, Blues 3

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Coyotes 4, Blues 3
Phoenix Coyotes 4, St. Louis Blues 3

Associated Press
ST. LOUIS -- Taylor Pyatt scored the game-winning goal with 3:12 left in the third period as the Coyotes posted a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night at the Scottrade Center.

Trailing 3-2, Kyle Turris netted the tying goal midway through the third period on a rush that took advantage of the Blues' fourth line. Turris later assisted on Pyatt's 10th goal of the season.

The Coyotes turned the tables on the Blues, who beat them 4-3 on Jan. 31 on the same sheet of ice. Phoenix (20-13-9) has won three of its past four games.

The Blues (20-15-6) have lost four games in a row since topping Phoenix on New Year's Eve. Matt D'Agostini and Brad Winchester scored in a 20-second span early in the third to give St. Louis a 3-2 lead. Winchester, who plays on the checking line, has scored in three straight games for the first time in his career.

The Coyotes had a two-goal flurry in the second, going up 2-1 on Lauri Korpikovki's deflection goal and Lee Stempniak's breakaway goal.

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D'Agostini drew two penalties in the first period, and set up the lone goal with 1:07 left in the frame - sending a backhanded pass to David Backes, who scored his fifth goal in seven games.

Coyotes goalie Jason LaBarbera made his 14th start, all but one on the road. No. 1 goalie Ilya Bryzgalov has missed nine of the last 13 games for a variety of reasons, including a family medical issue and his own illness.

Both teams continued to struggle on the power play. The Coyotes are 0 for 19 over the last eight games. The Blues are 2 for 31 in their last 12.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Dave Vest of contributed to this recap.

There were many, but we'll go with this one:

Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett used his timeout after the Blues scored twice in a 20-second span to take a 3-2 lead early in the third period.

"I called the timeout just to tell them that we were doing some good things and to hang in there," Tippett said. "I wanted them to be confident and keep working, and that good things will happen."

Good things happened.

"I just think it settled us down a little and got us to refocus and regroup," said Coyotes forward Taylor Pyatt, who has three goals and two assists in the last four games. "It gave us some hope. We were tired, we needed a breather."


• The Coyotes acquired defenseman Michal Rozsival from the New York Rangers on Monday in a trade for forward Wojtek Wolski. Rozsival, who is nurising a minor injury, is expected to join the team in Columbus on Tuesday but he is not expected to play in the game vs. the Blue Jackets.

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• Forward Lee Stempniak, who began his NHL career with the Blues, ended a 15-game goal drought by scoring a breakaway goal in the second period after stealing the puck from Blues defenseman Erik Johnson.

• Goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, who is battling flu-like symptoms, dressed as the backup for Monday's game and is expected to play on Tuesday vs. Columbus.

• The Coyotes upped their record to 6-2-2 vs. teams from the Central Division.  

• Center Kyle Turris notched a goal and an assist for his second multi-point game of the season and his first since Oct. 23.

• The Coyotes scratched Michal Rozsival and David Schlemko.

• The Coyotes' next game is Tuesday vs. Columbus at the Nationwide Arena. The puck drops at 5 p.m. (Arizona time). The game can be seen on Fox Sports Arizona and can be heard on XTRA Sports 910 (AM).
"It's a good way to start the second half of the season. Both teams
battled hard. I like the way our guys hung in there. We gave up two
quick ones and managed to battle back and Pyatt got a big goal to win
it for us."
"I just had a lot of room behind the net. I was actually just looking
to make a pass out front. But I saw I had a little bit of room; so I
just took a step and jammed the puck as hard as I could and it went
five hole."
"I'd say it's just the way it goes sometimes. That's been our story lately. When we haven't been so great, it's cost us."
Tippett Pyatt D'Agostini
Turris D'Agostini Jovanovski
  • Dec. 31, 2010: STL 4, PHX 3
  • Jan. 10, 2011: PHX 4, STL 3
  • Nov. 13, 2010: PHX 5, STL 3
  • March 22, 2011:
scoring summary
1st Period
David Backes (12) ASST: Matt D'Agostini (11), Alexander Steen (15)
1 - 0 STL
2nd Period
Lauri Korpikoski (10) ASST: Ed Jovanovski (9), Adrian Aucoin (16)
1 - 1 Tie
Lee Stempniak (9) ASST: NONE
2 - 1 PHX
3rd Period
Matt D'Agostini (10) ASST: Vladimir Sobotka (13)
2 - 2 Tie
Brad Winchester (8) ASST: Jay McClement (6), Brad Boyes (14)
3 - 2 STL
Kyle Turris (7) ASST: Sami Lepisto (3), Taylor Pyatt (5)
3 - 3 Tie
Taylor Pyatt (10) ASST: Kyle Turris (6), Lauri Korpikoski (9)
4 - 3 PHX
penalty summary
1st Period
Cam Janssen  Fighting (maj) against  Paul Bissonnette
Paul Bissonnette  Fighting (maj) against  Cam Janssen
Sami Lepisto  Tripping against  Matt D'Agostini
Ed Jovanovski  Boarding against  Matt D'Agostini
2nd Period
Roman Polak  Interference against  Shane Doan
Alex Pietrangelo  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
Keith Yandle  Roughing against  Eric Brewer
Eric Brewer  Roughing against  Keith Yandle
3rd Period
goalie stats
Jason LaBarbera
Jason LaBarbera
SA: 36TOI: 60:00
Saves: 33EV: 26 - 29
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 6
SV%: .917SH: 1 - 1
Jaroslav Halak
Jaroslav Halak
SA: 33TOI: 59:09
Saves: 29EV: 23 - 27
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 6
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