MIN
35-36-11
PHX
42-27-13
SO
24 SOG
41 SOG

Wild 3, Coyotes 2, SO

Associated Press | Friday, 03.09.2012 / 12:32 AM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Dany Heatley's best work isn't usually saved for the shootout. The Phoenix Coyotes would have a tough time believing that.

After scoring only once in six previous attempts in the tiebreaker this season, Heatley buried the winning goal in the fifth round of the shootout on Thursday night to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes.

After Wild goalie Matt Hackett stopped Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Heatley put a backhander past Jason LaBarbera to win it.

"I know he is aggressive and moves around," Heatley said. "When I came in on him, I saw an opening and went to the backhand."

Hackett took over for Josh Harding, who left with an undisclosed lower body injury at 11:38 of the second period. Hackett, recalled from AHL Houston on March 1, stopped 17 of 19 shots to improve to 3-2.

"The win was impressive," Hackett said. "I let some pretty big rebounds out there, but the guys really battled. This was a great character win."

Harding, who left after stopping a drive from Ekman-Larsson, will be evaluated on Friday. He finished with 24 saves. Hackett played in his eighth game of the season.

The Wild won for the first time in six games. The Coyotes have lost five straight. Phoenix remained one point ahead of San Jose for seventh place in the Western Conference. The Sharks will visit the Coyotes on Saturday.

Phoenix has been outscored 10-1 in the first period of its last five games.

"We're not the kind of team geared to come from behind," LaBarbera said. "We play better with a lead, and that's our identity. When you're chasing the game, it makes everything much more difficult on everybody."

Kyle Brodziak and Steven Kampfer scored first-period goals for the Wild.

Raffi Torres got the Coyotes within 2-1 when he scored at 1:40 of the third period, netting his 11th goal of the season off a pass from defenseman Michael Stone. Just 1:05 later, Lauri Korpikoski tied it when he converted a pass from Antoine Vermette for his 15th goal.

"Phoenix played like a desperate team," Wild coach Mike Yeo said.

Minnesota scored two goals within 1:58 early in the opening period.

Defenseman Keith Yandle's pass through the middle was intercepted by Darroll Powe, whose 25-foot drive was tipped in by Brodziak at 4:06. Kampfer, recalled from Houston on March 3, scored his first of the season on a wrist shot from inside the left circle at 5:04.

The Coyotes outshot the Wild 32-15 through the first two periods, but couldn't score.

"We had over 80 attempts at the net, and you need to make some of these count," Phoenix coach Dave Tippett said. "You can't put yourself in holes like that. That's a recipe for disaster, and that's not the first time we've seen that."

NOTES: Stone's assist on Torres' goal was his first NHL point. ... Phoenix's Martin Hanzal was struck in the face by a high stick late in the first period, and didn't return.

1st2nd3rdOTsoT
MIN ()
PHX ()
Scoring Summary
1st Period
04:06MIN Kyle Brodziak (17) Tip-in - ASST: Darroll Powe (7) 1 - 0 MIN
05:04MIN Steven Kampfer (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Matt Cullen (20), Devin Setoguchi (13) 2 - 0 MIN
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
01:40PHX Raffi Torres (11) Wrist shot - ASST: Michael Stone (1) 2 - 1 MIN
02:45PHX Lauri Korpikoski (15) Wrist shot - ASST: Antoine Vermette (20), Adrian Aucoin (7) 2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
1PHXRay Whitney - Goal
2MINErik Christensen - Goal
3PHXRadim Vrbata - Missed
4MINMatt Cullen - Save
5PHXMikkel Boedker - Save
6MINKyle Brodziak - Save
7PHXShane Doan - Goal
8MINDevin Setoguchi - Goal
9PHXOliver Ekman-Larsson - Save
10MINDany Heatley - Goal
Shootout Summary
RNDPhoenix CoyotesMinnesota Wild
1Ray Whitney
Erik Christensen
2Radim Vrbata
Matt Cullen
3Mikkel Boedker
Kyle Brodziak
4Shane Doan
Devin Setoguchi
5Oliver Ekman-Larsson
Dany Heatley
Three Stars of the Game
Raffi Torres
1st
Raffi Torres
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 3
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 13:49
Lauri Korpikoski
2nd
Lauri Korpikoski
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 16:59
Jason LaBarbera
3rd
Jason LaBarbera
SA: 24TOI: 65:00
GA: 2EV: 22-24
PIM: 0PP: 0-0
SV%: .917SH: 0-0
Penalty Summary
1st Period
04:53PHX Paul Bissonnette  Fighting (maj) against  Matt Kassian
04:53MIN Matt Kassian  Fighting (maj) against  Paul Bissonnette
18:08MIN Nate Prosser  Tripping against  Antoine Vermette
2nd Period
09:47MIN Nate Prosser  Slashing against  Raffi Torres
3rd Period
09:04MIN Darroll Powe  Slashing against  Raffi Torres
09:30PHX Antoine Vermette  Slashing against  Matt Cullen
17:07MIN Devin Setoguchi  Hi-sticking against  Keith Yandle
OT Period
NONE
shots by period
PeriodMINPHX
1st916
2nd616
3rd78
OT21
Total2441
Team Stats
CategoryMINPHX
Power Plays0/10/4
Hits2442
Faceoff Wins2432
Giveaways07
Takeaways46
Blocked Shots309
Penalty Minutes137
  • MINNESOTA
  • PHOENIX
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
6M. ScandellaD00-14031:11
7M. CullenC0113020:56
10D. SetoguchiR0110217:53
14D. PoweC0103216:52
15D. HeatleyL0010021:28
17N. PalmieriR0002012:08
19S. VeilleuxL00-1009:25
20K. FosterD0000013:34
21K. BrodziakC1002021:13
25N. JohnsonR0003017:10
26E. ChristensenC00-1109:07
28M. KassianL00-1257:03
38S. KampferD1001031:29
39N. ProsserD00-11422:21
41J. OrtmeyerR0001014:07
43W. PetersC0000014:27
77T. GilbertD0021031:36
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
31M. Hackett1517.88233:22
37J. Harding24241.00031:38
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
2D. RundbladD0011015:47
3K. YandleD0004024:10
11M. HanzalC000204:49
12P. BissonnetteL000152:13
13R. WhitneyL00-14023:25
14T. PyattL0013017:02
15B. GordonC00-11018:35
17R. VrbataR0006024:32
19S. DoanR0003024:56
22D. LangkowC0011016:12
23Ekman-LarssonD00-14028:27
26M. StoneD0114014:04
28L. KorpikoskiL1003016:59
32M. RozsivalD00-10021:34
33A. AucoinD0100021:58
37R. TorresL1014013:49
50A. VermetteC0100222:45
89M. BoedkerL00-1006:43
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
1J. LaBarbera2224.91765:00