Tag: Phoenix Coyotes

New Jersey Devils v Philadelphia Flyers

Video: Simmonds’ shootout winner lifts the Flyers over the Coyotes


Wayne Simmonds had the lone shootout goal as the Flyers battled back for a 4-3 win over the Coyotes Tuesday night.

Philly has now won two straight shootout contests after starting the season 0-5.

Arizona opened a 2-0 lead scoring two goals on their first four shots chasing Flyers’ starter Ray Emery.

Connor Murphy and Martin Erat scored in a 2:17 span of the first period forcing Craig Berube to make a goaltending change.

Steve Mason made 22 saves in relief of Emery to improve to 9-12-6 on the season.

Simonds got the Flyers on the board near the midway mark of the first period and R.J. Umberger tied it 2-2 in the second.

Michael Del Zotto scored his fourth of the season at 18:59 of the middle frame briefly giving Philly a 3-2 lead.

However, 23 seconds later, Tobias Rieder tied it 3-3.

Coyotes captain Shane Doan had to assists in the loss.

Mike Smith made 39 saves.

Arizona doubled up Philadelphia 4-2 on Dec. 29 in the only other meeting between the two clubs this season.

Coyotes’ Vitale leaves game vs. Flyers with an upper body injury

St Louis Blues v Arizona Coyotes

Arizona Coyotes forward Joe Vitale suffered an upper body injury during tonight’s game in Philadelphia and will not return.

Vitale suffered the injury late in the first period. He played just 4:39 while winning 5 of 8 face-offs.

The 29-year-old had three goals and six points to go along with 28 penalty minutes and a minus-6 rating in 44 games entering tonight’s action.

Arizona is already without Mikkel Boedker, who had his spleen removed prior to the All-Star break.

If Vitale’s injury forces him to miss time, the Coyotes would be down to 12 forwards on its active roster.

Video: Mason replaces Emery in the Flyers’ net

Steve Mason

Goaltender Ray Emery had a tough return from the All-Star break.

The Flyers’ starter allowed two goals on the first four shots of the game and was replaced by Steve Mason just 5:50 into the first period.

Connor Murphy opened the scoring for the Arizona Coyotes with his third of the season and Martin Erat netted his seventh in a 2:17 span.

Flyers’ coach Craig Berube had seen enough sending Mason in for Emery.

Mason is making his first appearance since Jan. 10 when he left Philadelphia’s game against Boston with a lower body injury.