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Jovanovski scores twice, Nagy comes through in shootout

Jan 16, 2007 - 1:23 AM GLENDALE, Arizona (Ticker) -- Ed Jovanovski and Ladislav Nagy sent the Phoenix Coyotes on the road howling.

Jovanovski scored twice and Nagy tallied the deciding goal in the fourth round of the shootout to lift the Coyotes to a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues.

After a surprising seven-game winning streak that featured the final six victories on the road, the Coyotes returned home and were outscored by a lopsided 9-2 in losses to Detroit and San Jose.

Getting ready for a four-game road swing that starts Wednesday against Colorado, Phoenix got a lift from both Jovanovski and Nagy in beating St. Louis for the third time in as many tries this season.

"We know we didn't play our best coming off the road trip," Jovanovski said. "We knew we had to play better, and today we had that relentless attitude where we got up and got them on their heels."

Jovanovski scored his first goal on the power play with 50 seconds left in the second period, giving the Coyotes a 3-2 lead. The defenseman completed his first multi-goal game of the season with his 10th tally at 16:27 of the third period to snap a 3-3 tie.

However, Peter Sejna tallied for the first time this season with 1:45 left in regulation by beating goaltender Mikael Tellqvist through traffic to give the Blues a 4-4 tie.

After Tellqvist stopped Sejna in the fourth round of the shootout, Nagy won it by snapping a shot over the glove of netminder Manny Legace.

"I knew Legace was going to get down low," Nagy said. "I just tried to get it upstairs and I beat him (to) the high glove."

Yanic Perreault and Jeremy Roenick scored in the first period for Phoenix, which went 3-for-9 on the power play.

"A good power play can win you a lot of hockey games," Jovanovski said. "We understood we had to be better on the power play. The game plan was to establish the shots, not only on the power play. But if you get it on net, good things are going to happen."

Christian Backman, Radek Dvorak and Dennis Wideman all tallied for the Blues, who failed in a bid for their first four-game winning streak since March 2004.

"If we had a better start we could win this game," Backman said. "We came back here and talked about it. The last four minutes, we played like we wanted to." St. Louis coach Andy Murray pointed to a slow start, which saw his team fall into a 2-0 hole after one period.

"We've had trouble getting out of the gate lately," Murray said. "Ultimately we were playing catch up all day but you have to respect the battle in this team and the adversity we faced. I liked the battle in our team but we'd like to have it earlier."








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    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 0 2 2 0 (1) 4
    PHOENIX 2 1 1 0 (2) 5 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHO - YANIC PERREAULT 15 (LADISLAV NAGY, SHANE DOAN) 2:59
    PHO - (PP) JEREMY ROENICK 6 (ED JOVANOVSKI, OWEN NOLAN)
    14:19
    2ND PRD: STL - CHRISTIAN BACKMAN 3 (JAY MCCLEMENT,

    Jan 15 6:56 PM


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    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 0 2 2 0 (1) 4
    PHOENIX 2 1 1 0 (2) 5 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHO - YANIC PERREAULT 15 (LADISLAV NAGY, SHANE DOAN) 2:59
    PHO - (PP) JEREMY ROENICK 6 (ED JOVANOVSKI, OWEN NOLAN)
    14:19
    2ND PRD: STL - CHRISTIAN BACKMAN 3 (JAY MCCLEMENT,

    Blues vs. CoyotesJan 15 6:56 PM
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    Blues vs. CoyotesJan 15 6:47 PM


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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 0 2 2 4
    PHOENIX 2 1 1 4 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHO - YANIC PERREAULT 15 (LADISLAV NAGY, SHANE DOAN) 2:59
    PHO - (PP) JEREMY ROENICK 6 (ED JOVANOVSKI, OWEN NOLAN)
    14:19
    2ND PRD: STL - CHRISTIAN BACKMAN 3 (JAY MCCLEMENT, JAMAL MAYERS) 3:36
    STL - RADEK

    Jan 15 6:36 PM


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    ST LOUIS 4
    PHOENIX 4
    3RD PRD: STL - PETER SEJNA 1 (PETR CAJANEK, RADEK DVORAK) 18:15

    Blues vs. CoyotesJan 15 6:33 PM


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    ST LOUIS 3
    PHOENIX 4
    3RD PRD: PHO - (PP) ED JOVANOVSKI 11 (TRAVIS ROCHE, STEVEN REINPRECHT)
    16:27

    Blues vs. CoyotesJan 15 6:30 PM


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    ST LOUIS 3
    PHOENIX 3
    3RD PRD: STL - (PP) DENNIS WIDEMAN 5 (DOUG WEIGHT, MARTIN RUCINSKY)
    13:50

    Blues vs. CoyotesJan 15 6:22 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 0 2 2
    PHOENIX 2 1 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHO - YANIC PERREAULT 15 (LADISLAV NAGY, SHANE DOAN) 2:59
    PHO - (PP) JEREMY ROENICK 6 (ED JOVANOVSKI, OWEN NOLAN)
    14:19
    2ND PRD: STL - CHRISTIAN BACKMAN 3 (JAY MCCLEMENT, JAMAL MAYERS) 3:36
    STL - RADEK D

    Jan 15 5:41 PM


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    ST LOUIS 2
    PHOENIX 3
    2ND PRD: PHO - (PP) ED JOVANOVSKI 10 (SHANE DOAN, LADISLAV NAGY) 19:10

    Blues vs. CoyotesJan 15 5:39 PM


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    ST LOUIS 2
    PHOENIX 2
    2ND PRD: STL - RADEK DVORAK 6 (PETR CAJANEK, BRYCE SALVADOR) 5:54

    Blues vs. CoyotesJan 15 5:13 PM


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    ST LOUIS 1
    PHOENIX 2
    2ND PRD: STL - CHRISTIAN BACKMAN 3 (JAY MCCLEMENT, JAMAL MAYERS) 3:36

    Blues vs. CoyotesJan 15 5:09 PM


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    St Louis
    0 --0
    Phoenix 2 --2
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    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Phoenix, Yanic Perreault 15 (Ladislav Nagy,
    Shane Doan), 2:59. 2, Phoenix, Jeremy Roenick 6 (power play) (Ed
    Jovanovski, Owen Nolan), 14:19. Penalties: K Ballard, Pho (hooking),
    5:50; O Saprykin, Pho (delay of game), 8:53; D Weight, Stl (hooking),
    10:40; B Salvador, Stl (delay

    Jan 15 4:45 PM


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    ST LOUIS 0
    PHOENIX 2
    1ST PRD: PHO - (PP) JEREMY ROENICK 6 (ED JOVANOVSKI, OWEN NOLAN) 14:19

    Blues vs. CoyotesJan 15 4:33 PM


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    ST LOUIS 0
    PHOENIX 1
    1ST PRD: PHO - YANIC PERREAULT 15 (LADISLAV NAGY, SHANE DOAN) 2:59

    Blues vs. CoyotesJan 15 4:14 PM