- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 22, 2011

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Shane Doan tied the Phoenix Coyotes‘ franchise record for games played, then untied a game in overtime to keep his team streaking.

The Phoenix captain scored an overtime power-play goal to lift the Coyotes to a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers, their eighth straight victory.

Doan slapped a shot through traffic and past Sergei Bobrovsky at 2:41 of an overtime that was forced when Claude Giroux tied the game with 1:13 left in regulation. The win kept the Pacific Division-leading Coyotes one point ahead of the San Jose Sharks, who beat the Detroit Red Wings, 4-3.

Phoenix remains in third place overall in the Western Conference.

“We obviously took advantage of a couple of bounces,” Doan said. “It was a big two points for us. Anytime we come to this building, you know it going to be a tough game and we found a way.”

Doan played in his 1,098th game with the Winnipeg/Phoenix franchise, tying him with Teppo Numminen for first on the all-time list. Barring injury, he’ll break the club mark on Wednesday in Tampa Bay.

Taylor Pyatt put Phoenix up 2-1 with 9:30 left in the third, with a shot that somehow eluded Bobrovsky. He took the puck down the left side and fired from just in front of the blue line. Bobrovsky appeared to have the puck lined up, but it took a bad hop off his skate and flipped over his leg.

The Flyers lost for just the third time in nine games and fell to 16-6 since New Year’s Day. They still lead Tampa Bay by eight points in the race for the East’s No. 1 seed.

At 2:44 of the third, Eric Belanger beat Bobrovsky in front of the net, taking a pass from Mikkel Boedker, who had put a move on Kimmo Timonen down the right side. Belanger scored his second goal in three games to tie it at 1-1.

Ville Leino opened the scoring with a first-period goal for the Flyers, who lost for only the second time when leading after two periods. He skated across the center of the ice as Matt Carle fired from the top of the left faceoff circle. Reaching across his body with his stick, he deflected the puck off Sami Lepisto’s skate and by goalie Ilya Bryzgalov.

Giroux went top shelf late in the third to force the overtime, roofing his own rebound in front of Bryzgalov as he fell forward.

“I didn’t have time to regroup myself right away for the second shot,” Bryzgalov said. “He shot it right away off the rebound.”

Bryzgalov stopped 37 shots in his matchup against fellow Russian Bobrovsky, who turned away 26. Bryzgalov has started 19 consecutive games and has stopped 227 of 240 shots during the eight-game winning streak, for a .945 save percentage. Six of the wins have been by one goal, and four were by the score of 3-2.

The home game was Kris Versteeg’s first since being acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Valentine’s Day. Flyers fans, of course, remember the right wing celebrating on the Wells Fargo Center ice after his Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup last June. The Blackhawks dealt him to Toronto over the summer, and the Leafs sent him to Philadelphia last week for first- and third-round draft picks.

Playing on a line with Mike Richards and James van Riemsdyk, as he adjusts to coach Peter Laviolette’s system, the 24-year-old has one goal _ an empty netter against the Rangers _ and one assist in five games with the Flyers.

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