Sedins Team Up on Coyotes

Canucks net 3-1 win on twins' collaboration
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 18, 2008 5:01 AM CDT
Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo, center, is congratulated by Taylor Pyatt (9) and Alex Edler, of Sweden, after the Canucks defeated the Phoenix Coyotes 3-1.   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Vancouver avenged last week's 2-0 loss to Phoenix by scraping together a 3-1 win out of second-chance shots, the Vancouver Sun reports. Daniel Sedin twice got the puck near enough to the Coyotes net for his twin Henrik to slip it past Ilya Bryzgalov, and Taylor Pyatt scored off a Kevin Bieksa shot to secure the critical win.

The defeat all but puts Phoenix's playoff hopes to bed, as the team now sits 7 points back of Vancouver, Calgary, and Colorado. Coyotes coach Wayne Gretzky was generous in defeat. "I thought they skated well and when they did break down, Luongo was really good. They deserved to win tonight," he said.