Doan’s goal the difference in OT


Can the Coyotes lose a game? At this point it appears that the answer is no after yet another road against a very good opponent.

After getting down early in the first period, the Coyotes would come back to take the lead in the third period just before Philadelphia would tie it up late in the period to help send it into overtime. Shane Doan’s shot through heavy traffic got past Sergei Bobrovsky during the first few minutes in the extra session to give the Yotes their eighth straight victory.

Ville Leino would give his Flyers an early 1-0 lead just a little more than six minutes into the game for his 14th goal of the season. Philadelphia had a few more scoring chances to close out the period, but Ilya Bryzgalov stopped the other 10 shots that he faced during the first 20 minutes. The Russian Bear would finish up with 37 saves at the end of the night and was one of the keys to the Coyotes victory.

After both two teams went scoreless in the second 20 minutes, the third period would bring three goals from the two teams. Eric Belanger would tie things up nearly three minutes in the period then Taylor Pyatt would give his team his team a one-goal lead with less than half of the period to go. With just 1:13 left to go on the game though, Claude Giroux would go top shelf past Bryzgalov to tie things up and send it into the extra five-minute period.

Doan’s goal in overtime topped what was a great night for his team and for himself.  The Coyotes Captain tied the franchises record games played at 1098 and he will certainly break the record tonight when Phoenix will be in Tampa Bay to face off against another elite team in the Lightning.