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Coyotes 5, Blue Jackets 4, SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:50 AM

Associated Press

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Coyotes 5, Blue Jackets 4, SO
Columbus Blue Jackets 4, Phoenix Coyotes 5

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -Mikael Tellqvist was ready for Sergei Fedorov's second breakaway.

Tellqvist stopped Fedorov and made two other saves in the shootout, and Mike Comrie scored on the final attempt of the tiebreaker to lift the Phoenix Coyotes to a 5-4 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night.

Fedorov converted on a short-handed breakaway late in the second period when he took a long pass from Rick Nash, skated in on Tellqvist and scored with a quick wrist shot over the goalie's blocker.

"It looked like he was going to try the same move again, so I tried to take the low blocker away," Tellqvist said. "That's one of the hardest saves for a goalie to make, especially now with the blockers being a little bit smaller and not as long as they used to be."

Moments after Tellqvist smothered Fedorov's attempt, Columbus' Fredrik Norrena appeared to make the initial save on Comrie's low shot. But the puck trickled between his pads for the lone goal of the shootout.

"I just tried to get him to move a little bit," Comrie said. "He had some pretty good angles on the first two shooters.

"It didn't go in clean, but it was just enough."

Tellqvist made 21 saves in regulation for the Coyotes, who snapped a three-game losing streak. He preserved the tie in overtime, making a glove save of a backhand attempt by Alexander Svitov while flat on his stomach.

"Goaltending comes down to making key saves at opportune times whether it's 1-1 or 4-4," Coyotes coach Wayne Gretzky said. "That's what Tellqvist did tonight. He made three or four key saves late in the game and one in overtime."

Comrie and Ed Jovanovski each had a goal and an assist, and Owen Nolan and Derek Morris also scored for the Coyotes, 3-0 in shootouts this season.

Rick Nash had a goal and two assists for the Blue Jackets. Anson Carter and David Vyborny also scored for Columbus, which had its five-game winning streak snapped.

Jovanovski's power-play goal at 13:19 of the second period gave the Coyotes a 4-2 lead and prompted Columbus coach Ken Hitchcock to use his timeout.

The Blue Jackets responded, rallying over a 1:45 span late in the second period to tie the game.

Fedorov made it 4-3 with his goal, and Columbus tied it when Nash fought off defenseman Zbynek Michalek against the left boards and sent a short pass to Vyborny. Vyborny one-timed the puck past Tellqvist to make it 4-4 with 1:05 left in the second.

"I think we were playing too fancy before the timeout," Nash said. "It was a great call by Hitch and it worked."

Carter gave Columbus a 1-0 lead 64 seconds into the game, gathering the rebound after Tellqvist kicked aside his initial shot and scoring from the bottom of the right circle. Morris tied it exactly one minute later on a shot from the right point.

Nolan made it 2-1 with a short-handed goal at 1:24 of the second period, ripping a shot from the right circle past Norrena. Nash pulled the Blue Jackets even at 2 at 5:13 of the second period.

"Nash almost won the game by himself," Hitchcock said.

Comrie scored a power-play goal at 8:18 of the period off a rebound to put the Coyotes ahead 3-2.

Notes: Nolan's goal gave him 750 NHL points. ... Nash has two goals and four assists in two games against the Coyotes this season. ... Phoenix C Jeremy Roenick, who left the arena in Vancouver after learning he was held out of the lineup Tuesday, was benched in favor of C Mike Ricci. Ricci had been a healthy scratch in four of the Coyotes' previous six games. ... The Coyotes recalled D Matt Jones from San Antonio of the AHL.

scoring summary
1st Period
01:04
CBJ
Anson Carter (6) ASST: Dan Fritsche (8), Jason Chimera (7)
1 - 0 CBJ
02:04
PHX
Derek Morris (3) ASST: Fredrik Sjostrom (5), Keith Ballard (4)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
01:24
PHX
SHG - Owen Nolan (7) ASST: Zbynek Michalek (10), Ed Jovanovski (12)
2 - 1 PHX
05:13
CBJ
Rick Nash (10) ASST: NONE
2 - 2 Tie
08:18
PHX
PPG - Mike Comrie (5) ASST: Ladislav Nagy (19), Zbynek Michalek (11)
3 - 2 PHX
13:19
PHX
PPG - Ed Jovanovski (7) ASST: Travis Roche (1), Mike Comrie (10)
4 - 2 PHX
17:10
CBJ
SHG - Sergei Fedorov (8) ASST: Rick Nash (11), Anders Eriksson (13)
4 - 3 PHX
18:55
CBJ
David Vyborny (6) ASST: Rick Nash (12), Ron Hainsey (9)
4 - 4 Tie
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDCBJPHX
1D. VybornyY. Perreault
2R. NashM. Zigomanis
3S. FedorovM. Comrie
penalty summary
1st Period
04:15
CBJ
Gilbert Brule  Too many men/ice - bench
07:16
PHX
Fredrik Sjostrom  Hooking against  Freddy Modin
07:49
CBJ
Nikolay Zherdev  Boarding against  Zbynek Michalek
10:06
CBJ
Ron Hainsey  Holding against  Shane Doan
11:39
PHX
Mike Comrie  Too many men/ice - bench
15:29
CBJ
David Vyborny  Tripping against  Zbynek Michalek
2nd Period
00:28
PHX
Matt Jones  Tripping against  Rick Nash
05:28
CBJ
David Vyborny  Hooking against  Ed Jovanovski
07:48
CBJ
Nikolay Zherdev  Hooking against  Michael Zigomanis
10:30
PHX
Michael Zigomanis  Hooking
12:03
CBJ
Anders Eriksson  Hooking against  Owen Nolan
16:14
CBJ
Ole-Kristian Tollefsen  Roughing
16:14
CBJ
Dan Fritsche  Charging against  Zbynek Michalek
16:14
PHX
Shane Doan  Roughing against  Ole-Kristian Tollefsen
3rd Period
02:52
CBJ
Rick Nash  Hi-sticking against  Zbynek Michalek
08:08
PHX
Oleg Saprykin  Tripping against  Freddy Modin
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Fredrik Norrena
SA: 29TOI: 64:16
Saves: 25EV: 22 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 3
SV%: .862SH: 2 - 3
Mikael Tellqvist
Mikael Tellqvist
SA: 25TOI: 65:00
Saves: 21EV: 16 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .840SH: 2 - 3
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