NHL: Klinkhammer scores in debut as Coyotes win

2013-03-10T00:00:00Z NHL: Klinkhammer scores in debut as Coyotes winThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 10, 2013 12:00 am  • 

GLENDALE - Rob Klinkhammer netted his first NHL goal in his Coyotes debut, and Shane Doan also scored as Phoenix beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Saturday night.

Mike Smith made 20 saves for the Coyotes, who ended a two-game losing streak. Phoenix won the season series from Dallas 2-1-1 and has a point in nine of 10 games against the Stars.

Jaromir Jagr scored a goal during a 5-on-3 power play for the Stars, who had a two-game winning streak snapped.

Phoenix took a 1-0 lead on a play in which four of the six Coyotes on the ice touched the puck within a handful of seconds and culminated with Doan's goal.

Steve Sullivan carried the puck into the Dallas zone, stopped in the left circle, and sent a pass back to the streaking Oliver Ekman-Larsson.

Ekman-Larsson spun right to avoid the Stars defense and passed to Antione Vermette behind the net, who then fed the puck back to Doan at the right edge of the crease for the goal.

Solid passing also led to Klinkhammer's goal in his 16th NHL game - all but one with Ottawa.

• Islanders 5, Capitals 2: In Uniondale, N.Y., John Tavares scored two power-play goals in the third period to lift New York.

Tavares scored his 15th goal at 12:13 and his team-leading 16th - the 100th of his career - three minutes later, and Evgeni Nabokov made 22 saves for the Islanders.

• Bruins 3, Flyers 0: In Boston, Tyler Seguin scored his third goal in two games and the Bruins added two more in a span of just over 2 minutes in their win.

Tuukka Rask made 23 saves in his second shutout of the season as the Bruins won the first of three meetings with Philadelphia.

• Blue Jackets 3, Red Wings 0: In Columbus, Ohio, Sergei Bobrovsky had 29 saves in his first career shutout, and Cam Atkinson and Nick Foligno took advantage of Detroit giveaways to score goals.

Jack Johnson also picked up a power-play goal for the Blue Jackets, who have won four in a row and earned points in their last six.

• Blues 4, Sharks 3, OT: In San Jose, Calif., Vladimir Sobotka recorded his first career hat trick and Patrik Berglund scored 72 seconds into overtime to lift St. Louis.

Berglund's team-leading 12th goal of the season came after the Blues rallied from two goals down in the third period.

• Canadiens 4, Lightning 3: In Tampa, Fla., Brendan Gallagher broke a tie with Montreal's third goal of the third period, and the Eastern Conference-leading Canadiens rallied to win.

The Canadiens pulled within 3-2 on Brian Gionta's power-play goal 3:49 into the third, and Alexei Emelin tied it at 7:33.

• Hurricanes 6, Devils 3: In Raleigh, N.C., Jiri Tlusty had two goals, and surging Carolina built an early lead and carried it through to a victory. Alexander Semin and Jay Harrison scored 28 seconds apart in the first period for the Hurricanes.

• Penguins 5, Maple Leafs 4, SO: In Toronto, Sidney Crosby and James Neal scored shootout goals, and Pittsburgh earned its NHL-leading 11th road win.

Neal opened the shootout with a goal against James Reimer before Crosby sealed the win on Pittsburgh's second attempt.

• Wild 2, Predators 1, SO: In Nashville, Tenn., Matt Cullen scored the shootout-winning goal to give Minnesota the win.

• Flames vs. Kings: In Los Angeles, late.

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