Final
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Canucks continue drive to division crown vs. Coyotes

Mar 1, 2007 - 5:11 PM
Phoenix (27-33-3) at Vancouver (36-22-5) 10:00 pm EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- After missing the playoffs last season, the Vancouver Canucks are in a dogfight for the Northwest Division title.

The Canucks attempt to rebound from a rare two-game slide Thursday when they open a three-game homestand against the Phoenix Coyotes.

Thanks to a 19-4-4 mark since Christmas, Vancouver is tied with the Calgary Flames for first place in the Northwest Division race, one point ahead of the Minnesota Wild.

After six consecutive victories, the Canucks have scored one goal in each of their last two games, including Tuesday's 3-1 defeat to the St. Louis Blues.

Concluding a three-game road swing, the Coyotes were happy to see February end after dropping eight of 12 outings, including six in a row from February 7-19.

Phoenix snapped a five-game road drought with Tuesday's 3-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. Curtis Joseph stopped 26 shots for his fourth shutout of the campaign and Owen Nolan and Yanic Lehoux scored power-play goals for the Coyotes.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHOENIX 1 1 1 3
    VANCOUVER 1 1 2 4 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: VAN - (PP) DANIEL SEDIN 28 (HENRIK SEDIN, ROBERTO LUONGO)
    5:04
    PHO - (PP) BILL THOMAS 1 (SHANE DOAN, TRAVIS ROCHE) 10:52
    2ND PRD: VAN - (SH) JEFF COWAN 1 (UNASSISTED) 7:54
    PHO - (PP) BILL THOMAS 2 (YANICK LEHOUX, JEF

    Mar 2 12:33 AM


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    PHOENIX 3
    VANCOUVER 4
    3RD PRD: VAN - MARKUS NASLUND 21 (BRENT SOPEL, BRYAN SMOLINSKI) 15:06

    Coyotes vs. CanucksMar 2 12:25 AM


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    PHOENIX 3
    VANCOUVER 3
    3RD PRD: VAN - (PP) DANIEL SEDIN 29 (HENRIK SEDIN, KEVIN BIEKSA) 5:46

    Coyotes vs. CanucksMar 2 12:08 AM


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    PHOENIX 3
    VANCOUVER 2
    3RD PRD: PHO - SHANE DOAN 21 (STEVEN REINPRECHT) 2:54

    Coyotes vs. CanucksMar 2 12:04 AM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHOENIX 1 1 2
    VANCOUVER 1 1 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: VAN - (PP) DANIEL SEDIN 28 (HENRIK SEDIN, ROBERTO LUONGO)
    5:04
    PHO - (PP) BILL THOMAS 1 (SHANE DOAN, TRAVIS ROCHE) 10:52
    2ND PRD: VAN - (SH) JEFF COWAN 1 (UNASSISTED) 7:54
    PHO - (PP) BILL THOMAS 2 (YANIC

    Mar 1 11:41 PM


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    PHOENIX 2
    VANCOUVER 2
    2ND PRD: PHO - (PP) BILL THOMAS 2 (YANICK LEHOUX, JEFF TAFFE) 9:00

    Coyotes vs. CanucksMar 1 11:21 PM


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    PHOENIX 1
    VANCOUVER 2
    2ND PRD: VAN - (SH) JEFF COWAN 1 (UNASSISTED) 7:54

    Coyotes vs. CanucksMar 1 11:19 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHOENIX 1 1
    VANCOUVER 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: VAN - (PP) DANIEL SEDIN 28 (HENRIK SEDIN, ROBERTO LUONGO)
    5:04
    PHO - (PP) BILL THOMAS 1 (SHANE DOAN, TRAVIS ROCHE) 10:52
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHO 6

    Mar 1 10:48 PM


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    PHOENIX 1
    VANCOUVER 1
    1ST PRD: PHO - (PP) BILL THOMAS 1 (SHANE DOAN, TRAVIS ROCHE) 10:52

    Coyotes vs. CanucksMar 1 10:35 PM


  • NHL
    PHOENIX 0
    VANCOUVER 1
    1ST PRD: VAN - (PP) DANIEL SEDIN 28 (HENRIK SEDIN, ROBERTO LUONGO)
    5:04

    Coyotes vs. CanucksMar 1 10:19 PM