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NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Phoenix



(Saturday, October 26th)

Final Score: Phoenix 5, Edmonton 4

Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Keith Yandle netted the tying goal and Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored the winner in the latter stages of the third period, giving Phoenix a 5-4 decision over Edmonton in a Saturday matinee.

Radim Vrbata chipped in three assists, while Martin Hanzal, Michael Stone and David Schlemko also lit the lamp for the Coyotes, who have taken three of their last four.

"I like winning, but there's just some things in our game that need to improve if we're going to win long term," said Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett.

Mike Smith stopped 26 shots for the win, improving his record to 6-2-2 on the season.

Ryan Jones, Will Acton, David Perron and Tyler Pitlick scored for the Oilers, who have dropped seven of their last nine.

Jason LaBarbera was charged with five goals on 27 shots in defeat.

The Oilers went up 4-3 at the 7:23 mark of the third period when Ryan Nugent- Hopkins' wrister from between the circles changed direction off Jones' shin pad and slid through Smith's five hole.

But Yandle forged a 4-4 deadlock at 10:40 with a successful shot from the point that eluded a Hanzal screen on the advantage, and Ekman-Larsson put the Coyotes ahead with 7:37 on the clock thanks to a wrister from below the right circle just over a minute into a subsequent power play.

Edmonton skated 6-on-5 for the final 1:33 of regulation, and Smith remained firm in the crease. He was unable to unleash a shot on the empty cage, as he did to punctuate the Coyotes' 5-2 win over Detroit last Saturday.

"It was an interesting game to say the least," noted Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins. "It's getting disheartening to say I like most of our game and come up short."

Pitlick netted his first career goal one second shy of the midpoint of the opening period, scoring from a sharp angle along the right wing after a rush which started back inside his own zone.

Phoenix tied the score when Ekman-Larsson's cross-ice pass to Hanzal caromed off his skate and in with 47 seconds played in the second. A brief review determined there was no kicking motion.

Two goals in a 27-second span shortly thereafter gave the Coyotes control, as Stone beat LaBarbera from in front with 5:20 played, then Schlemko's first of the season provided a 3-1 cushion at 5:47.

Acton pulled Edmonton within a goal at 8:03, and Perron deposited the tying score off a Nugent-Hopkins dish with 56.7 on the clock.

Game Notes

Edmonton had won two of three meetings during the truncated 2013 schedule, with Phoenix having swept all four matchups in the 2011-12 season ... The Coyotes upped their record to 12-1-2 in their last 15 meetings against Edmonton and stayed unbeaten in regulation at home this season (4-0-1) ... Nugent-Hopkins had two helpers for the Oilers.

10/26 22:23:51 ET

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Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
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y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
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Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
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y= clinched division title
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2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
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y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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PHI 4
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DET 1
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NOR 6
DUR 3