|VAN||0||3||2||(0 - 0)||5|
|PHX||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||0|
|SA: 22||TOI: 59:55|
|GA: 0||EV: 19-19|
|PIM: 0||PP: 3-3|
|SV%: 1.000||SH: 0-0|
|G: 1||Shots: 4|
|A: 1||Hits: 1|
|PTS: 2||PIM: 0|
|+/-: 2||TOI: 19:07|
|G: 1||Shots: 3|
|A: 0||Hits: 0|
|PTS: 1||PIM: 0|
|+/-: 2||TOI: 21:29|
By Associated Press
GLENDALE -- Cory Schneider made 22 saves, most of them of the not-so-difficult variety, on Friday night to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-0 win over the Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena.
"We were pretty sound defensively tonight," said Ryan Kesler, who had a goal and an assist. "When we did have breakdowns, a couple there in the first period, 'Schneids' was there. He's been there for the last three games for us. He's been our best player each and every night."
Vancouver (12-9-1) scored three goals in a 2:12 span early in the second period - by Sami Salo, Kesler and David Booth. Maxim Lapierre and Alexandre Burrows added third-period goals.
Phoenix goalie Mike Smith made 32 saves as the Canucks outshot the Coyotes 37-22. It was the most one-sided win for Vancouver and one-sided loss for Phoenix in the young season.
Three of Vancouver's goals came after Phoenix turnovers.
Vancouver dominated the first period, outshooting the Coyotes 16-4, several from close range, but Smith stopped them all.
The breakthrough came shortly after the second period began. Salo's fierce slap shot zipped by two skaters - one for each team - then bounced off the crossbar and into the net for his fifth goal of the season to make the score 1-0 at the 5:01 mark.
Just 1:32 later, Kesler scored his fourth of the season (see KEY MOMENT below) to give Vancouver a 2-0 lead. The third goal, from just in front of the net by Booth with an assist from Kesler, made the score 3-0 with 12:47 still to play in the second period.
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Later in the second, the Canucks had a two-man advantage for 1:31 but failed to score. Phoenix had five penalty kills overall.
"Our execution was so far below normal it wasn't even a game," Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett said. "The only positive of the whole thing was the 5-on-3 kill. After that, you can take the rest of it and scrap it."
In the final period, Lapierre took the puck away from Derek Morris to score, then a turnover by David Schlemko led to the goal by Burrows.
The Coyotes (11-7-3) were coming off a 4-2 victory over Anaheim, but they were sluggish from the start and didn't reach double digits in shots until the final seconds of the second period.
► EDITOR'S NOTE: Dave Vest of phoenixcoyotes.com edited this story and compiled this recap.
|Sami Salo (5) Slapshot - ASST: Henrik Sedin (16), Daniel Sedin (19)|
1 - 0 VAN
|Ryan Kesler (4) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE|
2 - 0 VAN
|David Booth (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Ryan Kesler (7), Kevin Bieksa (6)|
3 - 0 VAN
|Maxim Lapierre (4) Backhand shot - ASST: NONE|
4 - 0 VAN
|Alexandre Burrows (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Cody Hodgson (7)|
5 - 0 VAN
|Adrian Aucoin Cross checking against Jannik Hansen|
|Kevin Bieksa Interference on goalkeeper against Mike Smith|
|Mikkel Boedker Delaying Game-Puck over glass|
|Martin Hanzal Slashing against Henrik Sedin|
|David Booth Tripping against Adrian Aucoin|
|Mikkel Boedker Interference against David Booth|
|Rostislav Klesla Hooking against Henrik Sedin|
|Aaron Volpatti Slashing against Derek Morris|
|SA: 22||TOI: 59:55|
|Saves: 22||EV: 19 - 19|
|PIM: 0||PP: 3 - 3|
|SV%: 1.000||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 37||TOI: 59:59|
|Saves: 32||EV: 24 - 29|
|PIM: 0||PP: 8 - 8|
|SV%: .865||SH: 0 - 0|