Coyotes Out-Hustle Flyers, 3-2

Philly's losing streak hits four as rookie taps in game-winner
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Dec 19, 2007 12:15 AM CST
PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 18: Martin Biron #43 of the Philadelphia Flyers makes a save against the Phoenix Coyotes during their game on December 18, 2007 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania....   (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Wayne Gretzky's hardworking Coyotes dealt the swooning Flyers their third straight loss at Wachovia Center, breaking through for three goals in a late ten-minute span. The game-winner belonged to Randy Mueller, who deftly knocked a rebound past Philadelphia's Martin Biron for his ninth goal of the season—second among all rookies.

Phoenix unleashed nine shots against Biron in the first six minutes, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer, but Philly had the game's first two goals; Scott Hartnell had a successful close-range power-play deflection in the first period, and Mike Richards piled on in the second. Ilya Bryzgalov had 26 saves in the win.