The Goods: Schroed to glory

Friday, 22.03.2013 / 1:00 AM
Derek Jory

Right place, right time.

Jordan Schroeder played Johnny on the Spot poking a loose puck into the Phoenix net midway through the third period, his third career goal counted as his second game-winner as the Vancouver Canucks tamed the Coyotes 2-1 Thursday night at the Arena in Phoenix.

A night of unlikely scoring heroes began with Chris Tanev putting his second career goal past Mike Smith 6:32 into the first period. The score remained 1-0 Canucks through 20 minutes.

A scoreless second period led to a tense third frame, one that opened with a Coyotes power play goal 2:26 in. It was anyone's game at that point with the teams playing end-to-end hockey; get the puck on net and good things happen they say and that's just what Jannik Hansen did. He started a scramble in the Phoenix crease that ended by Schroeder giving the Canucks the lead and their second straight win.

The Canucks are in Los Angeles Saturday for a matinee affair with the Kings.

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