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Coyotes 5, Avalanche 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Coyotes 5, Avalanche 2
Phoenix Coyotes 5, Colorado Avalanche 2

DENVER (AP) - Ilya Bryzgalov made 29 saves, Eric Belanger scored twice and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Wednesday night.

Keith Yandle had a goal and an assist, Scottie Upshall and Kyle Turris also scored and Lee Stempniak had two assists to help the Coyotes run their road winning streak to five games.

Matt Duchene and Ryan Stoa scored for Colorado and Craig Anderson made 25 saves in relief of Peter Budaj.

Yandle, Phoenix's lone representative in the All-Star game Sunday in Raleigh, N.C., made it 2-1 with his eighth goal of the season and chased Budaj with 6:01 left in the first period.

The Coyotes made it 3-1 1:09 into the second period when Belanger stuffed the puck into the corner.

Colorado, which had just one shot in the first period, gained momentum late in the second period. The Avalanche started pressuring Bryzgalov, finishing with 19 shots in the period. They had a goal waived off when it was ruled that Cody McLeod fell into Bryzgalov as Phoenix defenseman Sami Lepisto knocked the goal off its moorings.

Colorado continued to apply pressure in the third, but Turris scored with 7:06 left to ice the game.

Duchene scored his 20th goal of the season with 4:16 left before Belanger scored an empty-netter with less than a minute remaining.  Duchene's 20th goal gave him 100 career points, the youngest player in franchise history to reach the century mark.

The Avalanche took a 1-0 lead early in the first on Stoa's second goal in two games. The Coyotes tied it seven seconds into Paul Stastny's interference minor on Upshall's team-leading 15th goal of the season.

NOTES: Peter Forsberg worked out with the Avalanche during the morning's skate, the fifth straight day the former Hart Trophy winner has practiced with the team ... Yandle extended his points streak to nine games. ... Colorado RW David Jones injured a shoulder in the second period and didn't return.

scoring summary
1st Period
04:20
COL
Ryan Stoa (2) ASST: Paul Stastny (26), Kevin Shattenkirk (19)
1 - 0 COL
06:12
PHX
PPG - Scottie Upshall (15) ASST: Keith Yandle (36), Lee Stempniak (14)
1 - 1 Tie
13:59
PHX
Keith Yandle (8) ASST: Martin Hanzal (9), Derek Morris (6)
2 - 1 PHX
2nd Period
01:09
PHX
Eric Belanger (6) ASST: Taylor Pyatt (8), Lee Stempniak (15)
3 - 1 PHX
3rd Period
12:54
PHX
Kyle Turris (9) ASST: Shane Doan (23)
4 - 1 PHX
15:44
COL
Matt Duchene (20) ASST: TJ Galiardi (7)
4 - 2 PHX
19:08
PHX
EN - Eric Belanger (7) ASST: Lauri Korpikoski (14)
5 - 2 PHX
penalty summary
1st Period
02:31
COL
David Koci  Boarding against  Derek Morris
04:05
PHX
Adrian Aucoin  Tripping against  Philippe Dupuis
06:05
COL
Paul Stastny  Interference against  Sami Lepisto
10:20
COL
Adam Foote  Holding against  Martin Hanzal
13:12
PHX
Eric Belanger  Roughing against  Ryan Wilson
13:12
COL
Ryan Wilson  Roughing against  Eric Belanger
15:14
COL
Ryan Wilson  Interference against  Ray Whitney
2nd Period
04:23
COL
Ryan O'Byrne  Holding against  Lee Stempniak
06:59
COL
Paul Stastny  Hi stick - double minor against  Eric Belanger
11:27
PHX
Eric Belanger  Tripping against  Milan Hejduk
3rd Period
02:58
COL
Ryan O'Byrne  Holding against  Ray Whitney
07:16
PHX
Martin Hanzal  Tripping against  John-Michael Liles
14:12
PHX
Kyle Turris  Roughing against  Ryan Wilson
14:12
COL
Ryan Wilson  Roughing against  Kyle Turris
goalie stats
Ilya Bryzgalov
Ilya Bryzgalov
19-12-6
SA: 31TOI: 60:00
Saves: 29EV: 20 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 7
SV%: .935SH: 2 - 2
Peter Budaj
SA: 9TOI: 13:59
Saves: 7EV: 6 - 7
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 1
SV%: .778SH: 1 - 1
Craig Anderson
SA: 27TOI: 45:09
Saves: 25EV: 14 - 16
PIM: 0PP: 11 - 11
SV%: .926SH: 0 - 0
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