|PHX||2||1||2||(0 - 0)||5|
|COL||1||0||1||(0 - 0)||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.
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.
|Ryan Stoa (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Paul Stastny (26), Kevin Shattenkirk (19)|
1 - 0 COL
|PPG - Scottie Upshall (15) Wrist shot - ASST: Keith Yandle (36), Lee Stempniak (14)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Keith Yandle (8) Wrist shot - ASST: Martin Hanzal (9), Derek Morris (6)|
2 - 1 PHX
|Eric Belanger (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Taylor Pyatt (8), Lee Stempniak (15)|
3 - 1 PHX
|Kyle Turris (9) Wrist shot - ASST: Shane Doan (23)|
4 - 1 PHX
|Matt Duchene (20) Wrist shot - ASST: TJ Galiardi (7)|
4 - 2 PHX
|EN - Eric Belanger (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Lauri Korpikoski (14)|
5 - 2 PHX
|David Koci Boarding against Derek Morris|
|Adrian Aucoin Tripping against Philippe Dupuis|
|Paul Stastny Interference against Sami Lepisto|
|Adam Foote Holding against Martin Hanzal|
|Eric Belanger Roughing against Ryan Wilson|
|Ryan Wilson Roughing against Eric Belanger|
|Ryan Wilson Interference against Ray Whitney|
|Ryan O'Byrne Holding against Lee Stempniak|
|Paul Stastny Hi stick - double minor against Eric Belanger|
|Eric Belanger Tripping against Milan Hejduk|
|Ryan O'Byrne Holding against Ray Whitney|
|Martin Hanzal Tripping against John-Michael Liles|
|Kyle Turris Roughing against Ryan Wilson|
|Ryan Wilson Roughing against Kyle Turris|