|PHX||2||0||0||0||1 (2 - 2)||3|
|TOR||0||0||2||0||0 (0 - 2)||2|
TORONTO -- Patrick O'Sullivan and Radim Vrbata scored shootout goals, and the Coyotes overcame Toronto's furious third-period rally to beat the Maple Leafs, 3-2, on Tuesday night at the Air Canada Center.
The teams staged an entertaining overtime period in which they traded failed scoring chances. Toronto's Tyler Bozak missed on a breakaway, and Coyotes veteran Ray Whitney looked skyward after Ben Scrivens robbed him with a glove save.
Shane Doan and Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored in regulation for Phoenix (9-4-3), which has won five road games in a row. Mike Smith made 35 saves -- plus two more in the shootout -- to post his sixth win in seven games.
Mike Komisarek and Phil Kessel scored goals in the third period for the Maple Leafs (10-6-2), who have dropped four straight home games.
Scrivens had a tough time in the opening minutes. Doan gave Phoenix a 1-0 lead at 1:54 after linemate Mikkel Boedker stole the puck from Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf as he fell to the ice. Boedker got the puck to Doan, who scored with a wrist shot that went in off Scrivens.
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Ekman-Larsson doubled the lead at 5:18 with a long wrist shot from the point that found its way through traffic.
The Maple Leafs sprung to life when Komisarek ended Coyotes goalie Mike Smith's shutout bid with his first goal since October 2010. The defenseman jumped in off the point and converted a pass from Matthew Lombardi at 2:08 of the third period.
That goal was soon followed by Kessel's NHL-leading 13th goal on a power play. Kessel sneaked in off the boards and slammed home a rebound to make it 2-2.
Scrivens ensured that was enough to get the game to overtime by coming up big on a penalty kill in the final five minutes. He then got his glove on Martin Hanzal's shot.
► EDITOR'S NOTE: Dave Vest of phoenixcoyotes.com compiled this recap.
|Shane Doan (5) ASST: Mikkel Boedker (3)|
1 - 0 PHX
|Oliver Ekman-Larsson (4) ASST: Kyle Chipchura (2), Raffi Torres (3)|
2 - 0 PHX
|Mike Komisarek (1) ASST: Matthew Lombardi (4), Joey Crabb (1)|
2 - 1 PHX
|PPG - Phil Kessel (13) ASST: Nikolay Kulemin (5), Carl Gunnarsson (6)|
2 - 2 Tie
|1||P. Kessel||P. O'Sullivan|
|2||N. Kulemin||R. Vrbata|
|Oliver Ekman-Larsson Boarding against Joffrey Lupul|
|Joffrey Lupul Interference on goalkeeper against Mike Smith|
|Martin Hanzal Cross checking against Mike Brown|
|Joffrey Lupul Hooking against Taylor Pyatt|
|SA: 37||TOI: 65:00|
|Saves: 35||EV: 32 - 33|
|PIM: 0||PP: 2 - 3|
|SV%: .946||SH: 1 - 1|
|SA: 35||TOI: 65:00|
|Saves: 33||EV: 32 - 34|
|PIM: 0||PP: 1 - 1|
|SV%: .943||SH: 0 - 0|