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Coyotes beat Lightning 4-3 in shootout

Sep 24, 2009 - 3:58 AM LOVELAND, Colo.(AP) -- Peter Mueller skated up close to beat goalie Antero Nittymaki with the decisive shootout goal, lifting the Phoenix Coyotes to a 4-3 exhibition victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night.

The teams forged their second tie within a 34-second span in the opening minutes of the third period. Steve Downie's cross-ice pass set up Vincent Lecavalier's wrist shot that got past Coyotes goalie Jason LaBarbera. But Tampa Bay didn't wait long to even it up again, coming right back when Scottie Upshall scored his second goal off an assist from Paul Szczechura to force the extra period.

Trailing 1-0, the Coyotes struck for two power-play goals 43 seconds apart in the second period to go in front. Radim Vrbata was at the front end of the successive scores when he put a rebound into the net after Nittymaki failed to control it at 4:10 of the second. Upshall was positioned in the crease moments later when he drove the puck past Nittymaki for his first goal.

Steven Stamkos, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 draft, pulled Tampa Bay into a 2-2 tie at 10:17 of the second, converting on a power-play opportunity created by a hooking penalty on the Coyotes' Adrian Aucoin.

Tampa Bay opened the scoring 4:16 into the game when winger Ryan Malone beat LaBarbera from up close.

The game was played at the Budweiser Events Center, home of the Colorado Eagles, members of the Central Hockey League and an affiliate of the Lightning.

On Tuesday night in Everett, Wash., Jeff Halpern had two goals in Tampa Bay's 2-1 victory over Phoenix.








  • NHL
    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    PHOENIX 0 2 1 0 (2) 4
    TAMPA BAY 1 1 1 0 (1) 3 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: TAM - RYAN MALONE 2 (VICTOR HEDMAN, MATTIAS OHLUND) 4:16
    2ND PRD: PHO - (PP) RADIM VRBATA 1 (ADRIAN AUCOIN, MATTHEW LOMBARDI)
    4:10
    PHO - (PP) PETER MUELLER 3 (MARTIN HANZ

    Coyotes 4, Lightning 3  Final - 2OTSep 24 12:48 AM


  • AT LOVELAND
    NHL PHOENIX 3
    TAMPA BAY 3 00:00 LEFT, SHOOTOUT

    Sep 23 11:40 PM


  • -----------------------------------------------------
    Phoenix
    0 2 1 0 (2) --4
    Tampa Bay 1 1 1 0 (1) --3
    -----------------------------------------------------

    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Tampa Bay, Ryan Malone 2 (Victor Hedman,
    Mattias Ohlund), 04:16. Penalties: V Fiddler, Pho (holding), 2:14; M
    Lashoff, Tam (holding), 8:26; A Aucoin, Pho (tripping), 11:50.


    Sep 23 11:40 PM
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    RUWTbot Added 36 roots (Overtime)

    Coyotes 3, Lightning 3  End of 2OTSep 23 11:40 PM
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    Coyotes 3, Lightning 3  End of OTSep 23 11:35 PM


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    Phoenix
    0 2 1 --3
    Tampa Bay 1 1 1 --3
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    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Tampa Bay, Ryan Malone 2 (Victor Hedman,
    Mattias Ohlund), 04:16. Penalties: V Fiddler, Pho (holding), 2:14; M
    Lashoff, Tam (holding), 8:26; A Aucoin, Pho (tripping), 11:50.

    SECOND PERIOD -- Scoring: 2, Phoenix, R

    Sep 23 11:26 PM
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    RUWTbot Added 32 roots (Overtime)

    Coyotes 3, Lightning 3  End of Reg.Sep 23 11:26 PM
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    Coyotes 3, Lightning 3  3rd - 4:04Sep 23 11:19 PM
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    Coyotes 3, Lightning 3  3rd - 11:05Sep 23 11:09 PM


  • AT LOVELAND
    NHL PHOENIX 3
    TAMPA BAY 3 16:10 LEFT, 3RD PRD

    Coyotes 3, Lightning 3  3rd - 16:10Sep 23 11:01 PM


  • AT LOVELAND
    NHL PHOENIX 2
    TAMPA BAY 3 17:44 LEFT, 3RD PRD

    Coyotes 2, Lightning 3  3rd - 17:44Sep 23 10:59 PM


  • --------------------------------------
    Phoenix
    0 2 --2
    Tampa Bay 1 1 --2
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    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Tampa Bay, Ryan Malone 2 (Victor Hedman,
    Mattias Ohlund), 04:16. Penalties: V Fiddler, Pho (holding), 2:14; M
    Lashoff, Tam (holding), 8:26; A Aucoin, Pho (tripping), 11:50.

    SECOND PERIOD -- Scoring: 2, Phoenix, Radim Vrbata 1 (power

    Sep 23 10:34 PM


  • AT LOVELAND
    NHL PHOENIX 2
    TAMPA BAY 2 10:43 LEFT, 2ND PRD

    Coyotes 2, Lightning 2  2nd - 10:43Sep 23 10:19 PM


  • AT LOVELAND
    NHL PHOENIX 2
    TAMPA BAY 1 15:07 LEFT, 2ND PRD

    Coyotes 2, Lightning 1  2nd - 15:07Sep 23 10:07 PM


  • AT LOVELAND
    NHL PHOENIX 1
    TAMPA BAY 1 16:50 LEFT, 2ND PRD

    Coyotes 1, Lightning 1  2nd - 16:50Sep 23 10:06 PM


  • ---------------------------------
    Phoenix
    0 --0
    Tampa Bay 1 --1
    ---------------------------------

    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Tampa Bay, Ryan Malone 2 (Victor Hedman,
    Mattias Ohlund), 04:16. Penalties: V Fiddler, Pho (holding), 2:14; M
    Lashoff, Tam (holding), 8:26; A Aucoin, Pho (tripping), 11:50.

    Shots on goal:
    ---------------------------------
    Phoenix 5 --

    Sep 23 9:38 PM


  • AT LOVELAND
    NHL PHOENIX 0
    TAMPA BAY 1 16:44 LEFT, 1ST PRD

    Coyotes 0, Lightning 1  1st - 16:44Sep 23 9:12 PM