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Nagy, Joseph lift Coyotes over Blackhawks

Nov 17, 2006 - 5:08 AM
GLENDALE, Arizona (Ticker) -- It was a night of firsts for Ladislav Nagy, Curtis Joseph and the Phoenix Coyotes.

Nagy scored the game-winning goal in the shootout and Joseph made 32 saves to lead the Coyotes to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Phenix won back-to-back games for the first time this season and also participated in a shootout for the first time.

After Chicago's Jeff Hamilton and Phoenix's Yanic Perreault traded goals earlier in the shootout, Nagy scored when he skated in and beat Chicago goaltender Brian Boucher to the blocker side.

Joseph preserved the victory when he denied Mikael Holmqvist on a backhand deke attempt.

Phoenix tied the game, 2-2, when Mike Zigomanis beat Boucher with a backhander at 8:41 of the third period.

After Perreault gave the Coyotes a 1-0 lead at 4:19 of the first period on the power play, the Blackhawks struck quickly for a 2-1 lead.

Karl Stewart tied the game, 1-1, at 10:01 when he deflected defenseman Brent Seabrook's shot from the point past Joseph for his first goal in 24 career games.

Just 92 seconds later, Martin Lapointe gave the Blackhawks a 2-1 edge with a power-play goal. He skated through the low slot and redirected Bryan Smolinski's pass from the corner past Joseph.

Boucher, playing in place of injured starter Nikolai Khabibulin, recorded 25 saves.






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