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Coyotes 3, Avalanche 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Coyotes 3, Avalanche 1
Colorado Avalanche 1, Phoenix Coyotes 3

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Wojtek Wolski beat his former Colorado teammates in his Phoenix debut, scoring the go-ahead goal with 23 seconds remaining in regulation in the Coyotes' 3-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night at Jobing.com Arena.

Wolski joined the Coyotes on Wednesday in one of the seven deals the team pulled off before the trading deadline.

Lee Stempniak, acquired from Toronto on Wednesday, opened the scoring for the Coyotes at the 6:13 mark of the first period. Stempniak took a Vernon Fiddler pass from behind the net and beat avalanche netminder Craig Anderson for his 15th tally of the season.

Ilya Bryzgalov made 23 saves for the Coyotes, allowing only a John-Michael Liles power-play goal with 3:02 remaining in the second period. Peter Mueller, traded to Colorado along with Kevin Porter for Wolski, assisted on Liles' goal.

With the victory, Phoenix moved into fourth place in the Western Conference with 81 points - a point ahead of Los Angeles and three in front of Colorado.

Radim Vrbata added an empty-net goal with a second left to secure the victory for the Coyotes.

NOTES: Bryzgalov tied the franchise record for most victories by a netminder with his 33rd win of the season. season. ... Fiddler picked up his first point since he had two assists Jan. 30 against the Rangers, a stretch of nine games. ... Colorado's Darcy Tucker left the game in the second period after being hit in the face with a puck, but returned to action later in the game. ... Anderson extended his Avalanche record by starting his 19th consecutive game.

scoring summary
1st Period
06:13
PHX
Lee Stempniak (15) ASST: Vernon Fiddler (15), Lauri Korpikoski (4)
1 - 0 PHX
2nd Period
16:58
COL
PPG - John-Michael Liles (5) ASST: Peter Mueller (14), Paul Stastny (47)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
19:37
PHX
Wojtek Wolski (18) ASST: Shane Doan (31), Sami Lepisto (9)
2 - 1 PHX
19:59
PHX
EN - Radim Vrbata (21) ASST: Zbynek Michalek (10)
3 - 1 PHX
penalty summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
02:10
COL
Paul Stastny  Hooking against  Petr Prucha
09:40
PHX
Petteri Nokelainen  Hooking against  Marek Svatos
14:30
COL
Peter Mueller  Hooking against  Jim Vandermeer
16:00
PHX
Lee Stempniak  Interference on goalkeeper against  Craig Anderson
3rd Period
10:26
PHX
Jim Vandermeer  Roughing against  Chris Stewart
10:26
COL
Chris Stewart  Roughing against  Jim Vandermeer
10:29
PHX
Wojtek Wolski  Tripping against  Matt Duchene
goalie stats
Craig Anderson
SA: 29TOI: 59:42
Saves: 27EV: 27 - 29
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: .931SH: 0 - 0
Ilya Bryzgalov
Ilya Bryzgalov
33-18-4
SA: 24TOI: 59:55
Saves: 23EV: 20 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 4
SV%: .958SH: 0 - 0
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