NHL: Hanzal's power-play goal lifts Coyotes to victory

2013-02-17T00:00:00Z NHL: Hanzal's power-play goal lifts Coyotes to victoryThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 17, 2013 12:00 am  • 

GLENDALE - Martin Hanzal had two goals and an assist and the Coyotes won for the third time in four games with a 5-3 victory over Columbus.

Hanzal scored the final two goals of the game, the first a rare Phoenix power-play score to break a 3-3 tie with 11:42 to play. He added an empty-net goal with 1:04 remaining.

The Coyotes had gone 17 power plays without scoring before Hanzal ended the drought.

Radim Vrbata scored for Phoenix before leaving the game in the second period with a lower body injury. David Moss and Kyle Chipchura also scored for the Coyotes.

Jared Boll, Matt Calvert and Derek MacKenzie scored for Columbus, which has lost five of six.

Steve Sullivan set up the winning goal with a precise, long pass to Keith Yandle, who sent a crossing feed to Hanzal in front of the net. Hanzal's first point-blank attempt bounced off goalie Steve Mason, but he scored on his next whack at it to put Phoenix up for good.

With the empty-netter, Hanzal has seven goals this season.

• Ducks 3, Predators 2, SO: In Nashville, Tenn., Nick Bonino and Corey Perry scored in the shootout to give the Ducks the win over Nashville.

The victory was Anaheim's fourth straight and eighth in its last nine games. Nashville's loss halted a three-game winning streak.

• Lightning 6, Panthers 5, OT: In Sunrise, Fla., Benoit Pouliot scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, lifting Tampa Bay to a victory over the Panthers.

Steven Stamkos also scored twice, and Teddy Purcell and Alexander Killorn once each for the Lightning. Anders Lindback made 25 saves.

Purcell's goal with 11 seconds left in regulation tied it 5-all as his shot from the slot hit off the post and into the net. On the winning score, the puck bounced off the end boards and out to Pouliot, who was open in front. His wrist shot went into the net 1:19 into overtime.

• Islanders 5, Devils 1: In Uniondale, N.Y., John Tavares scored three goals and assisted on another to lead the Islanders to a win over New Jersey.

Matt Moulson had a goal and three assists, Michael Grabner scored with 35 seconds left, and Evgeni Nabokov made 30 saves for the Islanders, who beat the Rangers 4-3 in a shootout Friday night.

Tavares, who notched his fourth career hat trick, has 20 points in 14 games. Moulson finished with four points, and Brad Boyes had two assists.

• Maple Leafs 3, Senators 0: In Toronto, Ben Scrivens stopped 34 shots for his first career shutout and the Maple Leafs defeated the injury-ravaged Senators.

Scrivens was making his second straight start since incumbent James Reimer injured a knee in Monday night's 5-2 win over Philadelphia. The 26-year-old Scrivens has been solid as Reimer's replacement, stopping 96 of the 100 shots he has faced.

Fraser McLaren, Tyler Bozak and John-Michael Liles scored for Toronto, which earned its fifth win in six games overall and improved to 3-4 at the Air Canada Centre.

• Canadiens 4, Flyers 1: In Montreal, Rookie Brendan Gallagher had a goal and assist before leaving the game with an injury Montreal downed the Flyers for their third win in a row.

David Desharnais, Tomas Plekanec and Rene Bourque also scored for the Canadiens, who outshot the tired-looking Flyers 29-19.

Daniel Briere scored for Philadelphia, which has lost three of its last four games.

• Oilers 6, Avalanche 4: In Edmonton, Canada, Magnus Paajarvi broke a 4-4 tie with a goal 18:26 into the third period, giving Edmonton the win over visiting Colorado.

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