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Coyotes 3, Senators 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 5:15 AM

Associated Press

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Coyotes 3, Senators 2
Ottawa Senators 2, Phoenix Coyotes 3

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Ed Jovanovski scored an unassisted goal in his return to the lineup and helped the Phoenix Coyotes held off the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Saturday night.

Taylor Pyatt also had an unassisted goal and Petr Prucha scored for the Coyotes, who won their fourth straight to match a season high. The Coyotes' 13 goals during their winning streak were scored by 10 players.

It was Phoenix's first victory over Ottawa since March 9, 2002.

Chris Kelly and Jesse Winchester scored for the Senators, who have dropped five of six (1-4-1). Ottawa is winless through four games of its five-game road trip that will end Sunday night in Anaheim (8 p.m., Rogers Sportsnet, Team 1200).

Jovanovski corralled a clearing attempt just inside the blue line and used a screen by Prucha to beat Brian Elliott with a wrist shot from the high slot at 3:38 of the first period. The defenceman was back on the ice after missing 10 of the Coyotes' previous 12 games, including the past two, because of a lower body injury.

Pyatt made it 2-0 at 8:49 of the first, taking advantage of a turnover at mid-ice. He skated down the left side before shifting to the middle with a quick move and scoring with a backhanded shot from the top of the crease.

Prucha extended Phoenix's lead to 3-0 at 10:25 of the second, chipping a soft, looping shot off Elliott's glove from the bottom of the left circle for his second goal in two games. In the previous 18 games, he had no goals and two assists.

Kelly ended Ilya Bryzgalov's shutout bid with 3:19 remaining, popping the puck into the air off Bryzgalov and into the net. Winchester added a goal off a rebound while the Senators played with an extra attacker with 45.8 seconds to go. But the Senators couldn't get the equalizer.

NOTES: Forward Nick Foligno returned to the Ottawa lineup, while Binghamton callup Ryan Keller was a healthy scratch ... Defenceman Alex Picard (upper body) didn't dress. That meant Chris Campoli drew into the lineup after sitting out the previous two games as a healthy scratch ... Ottawa outshot the Coyotes 28-25, including 10-4 in the third period.

scoring summary
1st Period
03:38
PHX
Ed Jovanovski (6) ASST: NONE
1 - 0 PHX
08:49
PHX
Taylor Pyatt (3) ASST: NONE
2 - 0 PHX
2nd Period
10:25
PHX
Petr Prucha (4) ASST: Radim Vrbata (7), Adrian Aucoin (10)
3 - 0 PHX
3rd Period
16:41
OTT
Chris Kelly (3) ASST: Jarkko Ruutu (6), Jonathan Cheechoo (3)
3 - 1 PHX
19:14
OTT
Jesse Winchester (1) ASST: Alex Kovalev (9), Jonathan Cheechoo (4)
3 - 2 PHX
penalty summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
03:17
PHX
Matthew Lombardi  Hi-sticking against  Jonathan Cheechoo
12:45
OTT
Matt Carkner  Roughing against  Daniel Winnik
15:40
PHX
Scottie Upshall  Too many men/ice - bench
15:56
OTT
Erik Karlsson  Holding against  Vernon Fiddler
19:01
PHX
Jim Vandermeer  Slashing against  Peter Regin
3rd Period
09:02
OTT
Alex Kovalev  Cross checking against  Adrian Aucoin
10:19
PHX
Robert Lang  Hooking against  Matt Carkner
goalie stats
Brian Elliott
SA: 25TOI: 57:36
Saves: 22EV: 19 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .880SH: 1 - 1
Ilya Bryzgalov
Ilya Bryzgalov
16-8-1
SA: 28TOI: 60:00
Saves: 26EV: 23 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .929SH: 0 - 0