NHL: Coyotes stuffed in SO, fall to St. Louis

2013-04-19T00:00:00Z NHL: Coyotes stuffed in SO, fall to St. LouisThe Associated Press The Associated Press
April 19, 2013 12:00 am  • 

ST. LOUIS - Brian Elliott gave the St. Louis Blues another shootout shutdown. Coach Ken Hitchcock said it never should have gone that far, criticizing officials for missing a boarding call that led to the tying goal.

Hitchcock was so incensed after Elliott stopped all three shootout chances in the Blues' 2-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night that he was whistled for a 10-minute misconduct. He said Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo was checked from behind "almost to the fifth row" by the Coyotes' Martin Hanzal, freeing the puck from a scrum in the corner just before Radim Vrbata's power-play goal with 1:07 to go.

"There's no ice in the fifth row last I looked," Hitchcock added. "From behind."

Elliott stopped all three chances in a shootout for the second straight game, bouncing back from the late goal that denied him a fourth shutout this month.

The Coyotes have faint playoff hopes with 44 points for 11th in the conference, five points out of the last spot with five games to go.

• Senators 3, Capitals 1: In Ottawa, Kyle Turris scored twice and the Senators ended Washington's winning streak at eight.

• Canadiens 3, Lightning 2: In Montreal, Brian Gionta scored his second goal of the game with 47 seconds left in regulation.

• Islanders 5, Maple Leafs 3: In Toronto, John Tavares had two goals and an assist as New York won.

• Rangers 6, Panthers 1: In New York, Rick Nash had a goal and assist in the first period, and Ryan Callahan had a pair of assists as New York hung on.

• Devils 3, Flyers 0: In Philadelphia, Martin Brodeur stopped 23 shots for his 121st career shutout.

• Jets 4, Hurricanes 3, OT: In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Dustin Byfuglien scored 1:23 into overtime and the Jets won their fifth straight.

• Stars 5, Canucks 1: In Dallas, Cody Eakin, Jamie Benn and Ray Whitney scored goals early in the third period to break open a tie game.

• Kings 2, Blue Jackets 1: In Los Angeles, Kyle Clifford scored the tiebreaking goal, Jonathan Quick made 20 saves, and the Kings won.

• Sharks 6, Wild 1: In San Jose, Calif., Marty Havlat scored twice against his former team and the Sharks won.

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