Efficient Coyotes Trip Up Stunned Stars

Blackhawks' rookie goalie blanks Ducks, Sharks get Sens in OT
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2008 3:18 AM CST
Ottawa Senators goalie Martin Gerber, left, stops a shot on goal by San Jose Sharks right wing Devin Setoguchi, center, as defenseman Luke Richardson (2) defends in the second period of an NHL hockey...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – 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.