|COL||0||1||0||(0 - 0)||1|
|PHX||1||0||2||(0 - 0)||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.
|Lee Stempniak (15) Wrist shot - ASST: Vernon Fiddler (15), Lauri Korpikoski (4)|
1 - 0 PHX
|PPG - John-Michael Liles (5) Slapshot - ASST: Peter Mueller (14), Paul Stastny (47)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Wojtek Wolski (18) Slapshot - ASST: Shane Doan (31), Sami Lepisto (9)|
2 - 1 PHX
|EN - Radim Vrbata (21) Wrist shot - ASST: Zbynek Michalek (10)|
3 - 1 PHX
|Paul Stastny Hooking against Petr Prucha|
|Petteri Nokelainen Hooking against Marek Svatos|
|Peter Mueller Hooking against Jim Vandermeer|
|Lee Stempniak Interference on goalkeeper against Craig Anderson|
|Jim Vandermeer Roughing against Chris Stewart|
|Chris Stewart Roughing against Jim Vandermeer|
|Wojtek Wolski Tripping against Matt Duchene|
|SA: 29||TOI: 59:42|
|Saves: 27||EV: 27 - 29|
|PIM: 0||PP: 0 - 0|
|SV%: .931||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 24||TOI: 59:55|
|Saves: 23||EV: 20 - 20|
|PIM: 0||PP: 3 - 4|
|SV%: .958||SH: 0 - 0|