- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 22, 2009

GLENDALE, ARIZ. (AP) - Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 34 shots, and Shane Doan scored his 27th goal in the Phoenix Coyotes’ 5-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.

Daniel Winnik, Ed Jovanovski, Viktor Tikhonov and Matthew Lombardi added goals in Phoenix’s highest-scoring game since beating Los Angeles 6-3 on Feb. 21. The four-goal margin was the largest for Phoenix this season.

Bryzgalov lost the shutout when Alex Burrows slammed in a puck that rebounded off the back boards with 1:45 left in the game.

The five goals allowed was the most Vancouver surrendered since a 5-3 loss Jan. 28 at home against Nashville. The Canucks lost in regulation for the second time in their last 11 games.

After the Coyotes failed to score on two power-play opportunities, Winnik beat Roberto Luongo at even strength with 5:55 left in the first period.

Phoenix made it 3-0 with goals in a 2:04 span early in the second.

First, Doan, the Phoenix captain, ripped a wrist shot past Luongo at 1:21. The goal was set up on a perfect pass from defenseman Keith Yandle from inside the Phoenix blue line to the Vancouver side of center ice.

Jovanovski followed with his seventh of the season on a power play at 3:25.

Phoenix upped its lead to 4-0 on a goal credited to Tikhonov at 10:30 of the second. As Tikhonov was called for a hooking penalty, he touched the puck inside the Vancouver line, but did not maintain control. When Vancouver defenseman Shane O’Brien attempted to poke check, the puck _ last touched by Tikhonov _ slide into a vacated Vancouver net.

Notes:@ Winnik has three goals this season. The other two came in a Feb. 14 game against Calgary. … Vancouver opened a six-game trip, its second-longest of the season. … Luongo was replaced with Jason LeBarbera at the start of the third period. … The attendance was announced at 17,125, giving Phoenix its second sellout of the season.

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