Carcillo's Hat Trick Lifts Coyotes

Beat the Dallas Stars 4-2, snap three-game losing streak
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 5, 2008 12:11 AM CDT
Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mikael Tellqvist (32) is congratulated by teammate Nick Boynton (44) after beating the Dallas Stars, 4-2, in an NHL hockey game Friday, April 4, 2008, in Dallas.    ((AP Photo/Tim Sharp))
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(Newser) – Rookie Daniel Carcillo had three goals for his first career hat trick, rookie Martin Hanzal notched the tie breaking goal in the second period, and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Dallas Stars 4-2 on Friday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Carcillo put the game away with an empty-netter with 2.7 seconds left, his 11th of the season.

Mikael Tellqvist made 30 saves for the Coyotes, 2-7-1 in their last 10 games. Phoenix will miss the playoffs for the fifth straight season, but the Coyotes took the season series from the Stars, 5-3. Trevor Daley had a goal and Philippe Boucher scored short-handed for Dallas, 3-8-2 in its last 13 games.