Phoenix beats Vancouver 2-1 in shootout

Phoenix beats Vancouver 2-1 in shootout

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GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 28: Goaltender Cory Schneider #35 of the Vancouver Canucks makes a glove save on a shot from the Phoenix Coyotes during the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on February 28, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Canucks 2-1 in an overtime shootout.

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on February 29, 2012 at 9:16 AM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Mike Smith stopped 39 shots, Ray Whitney scored in the third period and during the shootout, and the Phoenix Coyotes extended their point streak to 12 games with a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.

Smith allowed a goal on a carom in the first period, but nothing else. He stopped Alexander Edler and Mason Raymond in the shootout to extend his career-best and franchise-record winning streak to 11 games. Whitney scored in the third period to tie it and Mikkel Boedker sealed Phoenix's sixth straight win with a nifty move to beat Cory Schneider in the shootout. The Pacific Division-leading Coyotes have won seven straight home games.

Edler scored in the first period and Schneider stopped 34 shots, but allowed goals on two of three shots in the shootout.

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