Minus Luongo, Canucks Cave to Coyotes 4-3

Phoenix drowns Vancouver in flash flood of goals
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2008 6:02 AM CST
Vancouver Canucks' Ryan Kesler is stopped by Phoenix Coyotes goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, of Russia, during the second period of NHL hockey action at GM Place in Vancouver, Friday, January 11, 2008. (AP Photo/The...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Phoenix Coyotes were trailing 1-0 with less than 5 minutes to go in the second period when Peter Mueller got one past Vancouver goalie Curtis Sandford. Then two Canucks penalties within 6 seconds led to two Coyotes goals within 10, and Phoenix was well on its way to a 4-3 win, reports the Arizona Republic.

Wayne Gretzky's team broke Vancouver's 14-game home winning streak and improved to 2-1 on its current road trip. Former Canuck Ed Jovanovski scored the go-ahead goal for Phoenix during the 5-3 power play. Taylor Pyatt had Vancouver's first and last goals, with Ryan Kesler picking up the team's second score.