By Associated Press
GLENDALE-- Trevor Daley scored on Dallas' eighth shootout attempt after Adam Burish tied the score with 61 seconds left in regulation, helping the Stars beat the Coyotes, 3-2, Tuesday night at Jobing.com Arena.
Dallas beat Phoenix in a shootout after scoring with 27 seconds left on Oct. 10 and forced another on Burish's one-timer past Coyotes goalie Mike Smith.
Sheldon Souray scored for Dallas (7-2-0) in the first period and Kari Lehtonen kept the Stars in it, turning away 33 shots in regulation.
The teams scored just one goal each in the first five rounds of the shootout - in the fifth round - and Lehtonen turned away three shots while forcing the Coyotes to hold the puck too long, setting up Daley's final chance.
Gliding in on his first career shootout attempt, the Dallas defenseman used a deke to move Smith, then slipped a backhander past him to give the Stars another comeback victory against the Coyotes (3-3-2).
Raffi Torres scored his first goal for Phoenix from a tricky angle in the right corner in the first period, and Smith was superb all the way through, turning away 34 shots, then six more in the shootout.
Shane Doan provided what looked like the perfect ending when he scored his 300th NHL goal to put Phoenix ahead, 2-1, midway through the third period (see KEY MOMENT below).
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It all went wrong in a matter of minutes.
Left uncovered, Burish scored his goal on a pass from Mike Ribeiro, then Phoenix missed several chances in regulation and the shootout - four of eight shots missed the goal - to suffer a second disheartening loss to the Stars this season.
"The guy is not covered in front of the net … simple as that," Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett said. "We got a good power-play goal to get us the lead, both teams are playing hard, and we just had a breakdown. It's the same thing in both games against them."
The Coyotes and Stars have played six consecutive games that have been decided by one goal.
► EDITOR'S NOTE: Dave Vest of phoenixcoyotes.com compiled this recap.
With the score tied 1-1, Coyotes captain Shane Doan swatted a nifty pass from Ray Whitney from one knee past Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen with 34 seconds left on a third-period power play.
The goal was the 300th of Doan's NHL career.
Only two other players have scored more than 300 goals for the Coyotes/Jets franchise: Dale Hawerchuk (379) and Keith Tkachuk (323).
"Obviously, it would have been way better had we won the game," Doan said of his milestone goal. "I'm sure we'll figure out (how to take care of late leads). We'll get better at it. It's just disappointing. We can't afford to give up these points."
• Before the game, General Manager Don Maloney addressed the ongoing Kyle Turris holdout situation in no uncertain terms – telling Fox Sports Arizona he will not trade the young center. If the two sides don't come to a deal by Dec. 1, Turris will be unable to play for anyone in the NHL for the rest of the season.
"We're not trading Kyle Turris," Maloney said. "It's very simple. If he wants to play in the NHL this year, he's going to play for us. We are not going to trade him under any circumstances. I don't care who offers us anything. We like Kyle, we think he can help us and hopefully he will come back to us."
• The Coyotes' next game is Thursday vs. New Jersey at Jobing.com Arena. The puck drops at 7 p.m. (Arizona time). The game can be seen on Fox Sports Arizona and can be heard on XTRA Sports 910 (AM).
"I think we match up pretty well against each other. They have some skilled players who make some good plays and we find ways to keep it tight and try to win one-goal games. Obviously it’s disappointing the way the game turned out tonight."
"It stinks. I can deal with giving up a lead one time to a divisional team, but twice in a few weeks stings pretty bad. We either have to find a way to get that third one or the next goal or learn how to play with a lead. It’s just one more save or one more play we need to make to come out on top of those games."
"We knew the opponent was going to be the exact same tonight. A lot of us know (Dave) Tippett and the way he likes to play, and we know the type of game his team is going to give every night. It was a great win to end off a great road trip."
• Oct. 10, 2011: DAL 2, PHX 1 (SO)
• Feb. 7, 2012:
• March 20, 2012: