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Coyotes netminder Bryzgalov stops 32 shots for seventh shutout wire reports

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Ilya Bryzgalov brushed off his latest milestone in typical fashion.

Bryzgalov made 32 saves for his seventh shutout of the season and franchise-record 34th win of the season and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-0 on Saturday night.

"It's nice but I'm not chasing any records here," Bryzgalov said. "I came to help my teammates win games and my teammates help me win games because we are in the same boat."

Bryzgalov faced just three shots in the first period, but was kept busy by the Ducks over the final two en route to his 15th career shutout and second against Anaheim this season.

"It started with Bryz in goal," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said. "They're a big heavy team that throws a lot of pucks at the net."

Wojtek Wolski scored his second goal in two games with Phoenix and added an assist, and Petr Prucha, Vernon Fiddler and Keith Yandle also scored to help the Coyotes win their second straight after a three-game losing streak.

Phoenix remained in fourth place in the Western Conference.

"We're trying to make the playoffs and every game we win we are closer to finishing this mission," Bryzgalov said.

The Ducks lost for the second time in three games.

"The failure to execute when we had scoring chances was the disturbing part for us," said Ducks coach Randy Carlyle, whose team was 0 for 7 on the power play. "It seems like right now we're not getting anywhere near the performance level that's required. I think everybody can do more."

Wolski, acquired from Colorado on Wednesday before the trade deadline, carried the puck to the bottom of the right circle after Matthew Lombardi won the faceoff, spun clockwise and swept the shot past Jonas Hiller to give the Coyotes a 2-0 lead 52 seconds into the second period.

Prucha had snapped a 1-1 tie 96 seconds earlier, firing a rebound past Hiller from the top of the crease for a power-play goal.

"I thought we'd done a pretty good job on the penalty kill and then we make a mistake and it's in the back of our net," Carlyle said.

Wolski picked up his third point with the Coyotes at 10:39 of the second period, staying on the ice for an extended shift and dancing around the Anaheim defense before finding Fiddler to the left of the net with a backhand pass. Fiddler forced a shot under Hiller's left pad for his first goal since Jan. 16 and a 3-0 lead.

Yandle made it 4-0 with 3:47 remaining following a video review. On-ice officials originally ruled Yandle's shot from the right point hit the crossbar, but the unassisted goal was granted after review at a stoppage 31 seconds later.


  • Yandle's goal was the NHL-leading 37th by a Coyotes defensemen. Anaheim has been held scoreless over its last 369:51 at Jobing.Com Arena.
  • Phoenix defenseman Zbynek Michalek played in his 400th career game.
  • Prucha has 12 goals -- one fewer than he scored the past two seasons combined.
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Ilya Bryzgalov blanks the Ducks for the second time this season, earning his 15th career shutout. (AP)
Ilya Bryzgalov blanks the Ducks for the second time this season, earning his 15th career shutout. (AP)
Anaheim (30-27-7)0000
Phoenix  (39-22-5) «1214
Three Stars
I. Bryzgalov

Saves: 32
Save Pct.: 1.000
W. Wolski

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 1
V. Fiddler

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0

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Scoring Summary
19:14Power Play - Petr Prucha (12), Wrist Shot. Assist: Vrbata, Morris
52.0Wojtek Wolski (19), Wrist Shot. Assist: Lombardi
10:39Vernon Fiddler (6), Wrist Shot. Assist: Wolski, Aucoin
16:13Keith Yandle (11), Slap Shot. Assist: Stempniak
Penalty Summary
02:36Nokelainen, 2 min, Tripping
05:29Sexton, 2 min, Hooking
08:01Pyatt, 2 min, Tripping
10:57Bodie, 2 min, Interference
17:47Ryan, 2 min, Bench - Too Many Men on the Ice
03:19Pyatt, 2 min, Slashing
07:01Lepisto, 2 min, Interference
13:42Beleskey, 2 min, Cross-Checking
14:11Lombardi, 2 min, Holding
01:40Lepisto, 2 min, Holding
03:50Yandle, 2 min, Roughing
03:50Chipchura, 2 min, Roughing
03:50Fiddler, 10 min, Misconduct
03:50Brookbank, 10 min, Misconduct
12:14Lepisto, 2 min, Tripping
16:13Perry, 5 min, Fighting
16:13Morris, 5 min, Fighting
Shots On Goal
Jonas Hiller59:54264
Ilya Bryzgalov59:58320
Game Information
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Referees - Dan O'Halloran, David Banfield
Linesmen - Thor Nelson, Brad Lazarowich
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