Blue Jackets down Coyotes for first three-game win streakMar 7, 2012 - 2:44 AM Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - Jack Johnson scored his first goal as a Blue Jacket and added an assist as Columbus edged the Phoenix Coyotes, 3-2, on Tuesday at Nationwide Arena.
R.J. Umberger and Derek MacKenzie scored for the Blue Jackets, who have won three consecutive games for the first time this year. Steve Mason was spectacular in net, stopping 38-of-40 shots in the victory.
Antoine Vermette and Keith Yandle scored for the Coyotes, who have dropped four straight contests. Mike Smith got the start in net for Phoenix and was pulled after giving up two goals on just seven shots. Jason LaBarbera stopped 24-of-25 in relief.
- PHOENIX: 2
Mar 6 9:34 PM
- PHOENIX: 2
End of 2nd
Mar 6 8:41 PM
- Phoenix Goal - Keith Yandle (9), from Taylor Pyatt and Mikkel Boedker at 16:26.
Coyotes 2, Blue Jackets 3 2nd - 3:34Mar 6 8:32 PM
- Columbus Goal - Derek MacKenzie (7), at 3:02.
Coyotes 1, Blue Jackets 3 2nd - 16:58Mar 6 8:06 PM
- PHOENIX: 1
End of 1st
Mar 6 7:44 PM
- Phoenix Goal - Antoine Vermette (9), from Shane Doan and Ray Whitney at 11:56.
Coyotes 1, Blue Jackets 2 1st - 8:04Mar 6 7:31 PM
- Radim Vrbata wrist shot on Steve Mason.
Coyotes 0, Blue Jackets 2 1st - 15:51Mar 6 7:16 PM
- James Wisniewski wrist shot on Mike Smith.
Coyotes 0, Blue Jackets 1 1st - 16:16Mar 6 7:14 PM
- Columbus Goal - Jack Johnson (9), at 3:54.
Coyotes 0, Blue Jackets 2 1st - 16:06Mar 6 7:14 PM
- Columbus Goal - R.J. Umberger, at :31.
Coyotes 0, Blue Jackets 1 1st - 19:29Mar 6 7:09 PM
- PHOENIX: 0
1st Period - 20:00
Mar 6 7:08 PM
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