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Friday, October 11th (All times Eastern)

Phoenix Coyotes (2-2-0) at Philadelphia Flyers (1-3-0), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - It wasn't perfect, but the Philadelphia Flyers played well enough under new head coach Craig Berube to pick up their first victory of the season.

The Flyers will try to make it two in a row under Berube on Friday night when they play host to the Phoenix Coyotes.

Following a second straight 0-3 start to a season, Philadelphia fired coach Peter Laviolette on Monday and replaced him with Berube, who made his head coaching debut the following night versus the Florida Panthers.

The Flyers had been outscored 9-3 over their three-game skid, but got just enough offense and 33 saves from Steve Mason in a 2-1 victory. Brayden Schenn and Braydon Coburn had the goals as Philadelphia avoided its first ever 0-4 start.

"Well it's huge (to get that first win). The players were squeezing their sticks, bearing down trying to score but overall we had a great effort," Berube said.

Berube's next task will be getting the Flyers' power play on track. The club went 0-for-5 when up a man versus the Panthers and is just 2-for-19 on the season.

A meeting with the Coyotes could help as Phoenix is killing off penalties at just a 64.3-percent clip so far (9-for-14).

Mason has posted a 2.02 goals against average and .935 save percentage in three games this year, while fellow netminder Ray Emery allowed four goals in his only action on Oct. 5 versus Montreal. It is unknown which goaltender will start tonight.

Mason is 3-6-0 with a 3.25 GAA and .895 save percentage in nine meetings with the Coyotes, while Emery is 2-2-1 with a 2.10 GAA and .911 save percentage in seven games against them.

Phoenix picked up a much-needed road victory on Thursday night, knocking off the Detroit Red Wings 4-2.

The Coyotes had been outscored 10-2 in losing the first two contests of a five-game road trip, but Michael Stone broke a tie game with 4:47 left in the third period and Antoine Vermette tacked on an empty-netter.

Stone put home the game-winner when he took a drop pass from Mike Ribeiro and sent a shot through traffic.

"I got an open chance to shoot. Ribeiro made a great pass and I got a screen in front from Marty Hanzal," Stone said. "Everything worked out really well there."

Derek Morris and Mikkel Boedker also scored and Boedker picked up an assist on Vermette's goal. Mike Smith made 28 saves.

"It was a good stepping stone game for us. Obviously better than the last two," said Coyotes coach Dave Tippett, who will coach in his 299th career game with Phoenix tonight.

In the back end of playing on consecutive nights, Tippett could opt to give backup Thomas Greiss is his start of the season. Greiss has appeared once in relief this season and beat the Flyers the only time he faced them, stopping 37-of-38 shots faced on Oct. 25, 2009 with San Jose.

Smith is 4-6-1 with a 3.77 GAA and .884 save percentage in 12 career games against the Flyers.

The Coyotes will wrap their road trip in Carolina on Sunday and lost both of their meetings with the flyers in the 2011-12 season. The clubs did not meeting during the lockout-shortened campaign.

10/11 10:43:32 ET

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
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
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
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
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
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
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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