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Game Recap

Stars 2, Coyotes 1, SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM
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Stars 2, Coyotes 1, SO
Phoenix Coyotes 1, Dallas Stars 2
Three Stars of the Game
Kari Lehtonen
Kari Lehtonen
SA: 41TOI: 64:34
GA: 1EV: 27-27
PIM: 0PP: 11-12
SV%: .976SH: 2-2
Mike Smith
SA: 25TOI: 64:39
GA: 1EV: 16-17
PIM: 0PP: 6-6
SV%: .960SH: 2-2
Loui Eriksson
Loui Eriksson
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 23:23
DALLAS -- After getting a game-tying goal from winger Loui Eriksson late in the third period, the Dallas Stars went on to a 2-1 shootout win over the Coyotes at the American Airlines Center on Monday night.

Dallas center Mike Ribeiro had the deciding goal in the shootout, knocking the puck under the right arm of Phoenix goaltender Mike Smith. Eriksson also scored for Dallas in the shootout.

Shane Doan scored a shootout goal for Phoenix (0-1-1), but Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen made saves on shootout attempts by Patrick O'Sullivan and Radim Vrbata.

Eriksson scored his regulation goal (see KEY MOMENT below) with 27.1 seconds left, nearly 15 minutes after Vrbata made the score 1-0 with a power-play goal at 5:55 of the third. Vrbata's first goal of the season, which was scored on a tap-in, came just nine seconds after Dallas (2-1-0) was whistled for having too many men on the ice for the second time in the game.

Phoenix's goal came on its sixth power play of the game. Prior to allowing that tally, Dallas had been 9-for-9 on the penalty kill at home this season.

The game was scoreless after 40 minutes. In the opening period, Phoenix had the bulk of the quality scoring chances. At 11:17, Lehtonen denied Raffi Torres at close range and a shot by Doan at 13:37 struck a post.

Photo by Getty Images.
Dallas and Phoenix combined for five power plays in the first 20 minutes but neither side converted a single chance into anything tangible.

In the second period, the Stars and Coyotes combined to go on the power play just twice. The best opportunity of the frame came for Dallas at 4:01 when a shot by Steve Ott was quashed by Smith who came up with a solid glove save.

And just over a minute before Vrbata's goal, Eriksson nearly put the home side ahead at 4:50 but instead saw his 13-foot wrister clang off the right post instead of finding the back of the net.

Just 25 seconds into overtime, the Stars put themselves behind the eight ball when captain Brenden Morrow was called for a high stick. The Dallas PK rose to the challenge and killed Phoenix's eighth power play of the game.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Dave Vest of compiled this recap.

Trailing 1-0, Stars forward Loui Eriksson redirected a blast from teammate Sheldon Souray from the left point at 19:32 of the final period. Eriksson's deflection beat Coyotes goalie Mike Smith high over his right shoulder.

► Click here to watch the KEY MOMENT.

Michal Rozsival
• Before the game, the Coyotes placed defenseman Michal Rozsival on the injured reserve list because of an upper-body injury he suffered in Saturday's game at San Jose. Chris Summers was recalled from the AHL to replace him. Click here to read more.

• Captain Shane Doan marked his 35th birthday by assisting on Radim Vrbata's goal and netting Phoenix's lone shootout goal.

• Defenseman Keith Yandle led all players with eight shots on goal.

• Defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson led all players with five blocked shots.

• Goalie Mike Smith has stopped 38 of 39 shots in the last four periods.

• The Coyotes scratched Paul Bissonnette, Kyle Chipchura, and Chris Summers.

• The Coyotes' next game is Thursday vs. Nashville at the Bridgestone 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).
"All in all, it was a lot better effort (than at San Jose on Saturday). If we play like that we're going to get more wins than losses." "I thought our guys really competed hard and we did a lot of little things well tonight. It was too bad we didn't get two points." "We found a way to get a big goal there at the end...We got two points and you never know when that extra point is going to be huge for you."
Smith Tippett Fiddler
Lehtonen Smith Eriksson
  • Oct. 10, 2011: DAL 2, PHX 1 (SO)
  • Feb. 7, 2012:
  • March 20, 2012:
  • Oct. 25, 2011:
  • Nov. 26, 2011:
• Feb. 18, 2012:
scoring summary
1st Period
2nd Period
3rd Period
PPG - Radim Vrbata (1) ASST: Martin Hanzal (1), Shane Doan (1)
1 - 0 PHX
Loui Eriksson (1) ASST: Sheldon Souray (3), Steve Ott (1)
1 - 1 Tie
OT Period
1P. O'SullivanL. Eriksson
2R. VrbataM. Ryder
3S. DoanM. Ribeiro
penalty summary
1st Period
Steve Ott  Hooking against  Taylor Pyatt
Martin Hanzal  Hi-sticking against  Jamie Benn
Tom Wandell  Too many men/ice - bench
Taylor Pyatt  Interference on goalkeeper against  Kari Lehtonen
Shane Doan  Tripping against  Philip Larsen
2nd Period
Brenden Morrow  Fighting (maj) against  Rostislav Klesla
Rostislav Klesla  Fighting (maj) against  Brenden Morrow
Brenden Morrow  Cross checking against  Rostislav Klesla
Keith Yandle  Hi-sticking against  Radek Dvorak
3rd Period
Vernon Fiddler  Hooking against  Patrick O'Sullivan
Tomas Vincour  Too many men/ice - bench
Derek Morris  Holding against  Loui Eriksson
Mikkel Boedker  Too many men/ice - bench
Adrian Aucoin  Hooking against  Adam Burish
Steve Ott  Hooking against  Boyd Gordon
OT Period
Brenden Morrow  Hi-sticking against  Martin Hanzal
goalie stats
Mike Smith
SA: 25TOI: 64:39
Saves: 24EV: 16 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 6
SV%: .960SH: 2 - 2
Kari Lehtonen
Kari Lehtonen
SA: 41TOI: 64:34
Saves: 40EV: 27 - 27
PIM: 0PP: 11 - 12
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