Despite getting off only 16 shots, the Coyotes managed to slip past the Dallas Stars, who had more to lose but weren't playing as hungry as Phoenix. Dallas' second straight loss after a stellar streak was largely due to Ilya Bryzgalov's 20 saves for the Coyotes, the Dallas Morning News reports. In other icy action:
- Chicago's newbie goalie Corey Crawford "played with a lot of poise" against Anaheim, shutting out the Ducks while his team built a 3-0 victory.
- Patrick Marleau got one goal in regulation and another in overtime to push San Jose past Ottawa, 3-2, trumping Jason Spezza's two-goal night for the Senators.