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Canucks 4, Coyotes 3, OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM

Associated Press

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Canucks 4, Coyotes 3, OT
Vancouver Canucks 4, Phoenix Coyotes 3

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Dan Hamhuis prides himself on contributing on both ends of the ice.

His final effort Tuesday night gave the Vancouver Canucks a hard-earned win.

Hamhuis scored twice, including the winner with 2:47 left in overtime, and the Canucks beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3.

"There was not much room in the offensive zone," Hamuis said. "When that happens, that opens things up for the defenseman to jump in the play."

Henrik Sedin had a goal and two assists, Sami Salo also scored and Daniel Sedin had three assists for the Canucks, who won their third straight.

"The last five or six games or so, there's been a playoff mentality," Salo said. "We've played a lot of desperate teams and the last three games we've been able to find a way to win."

Eric Belanger had a goal and two assists, and Shane Doan and Lauri Korpikoski each scored for the Coyotes, who lost for sixth time in seven games (1-4-2).

The Coyotes were without center Martin Hanzal, left wing Ray Whitney and defenseman Derek Morris, all scratched with undisclosed lower-body injuries.

Alexandre Burrows missed a penalty shot awarded 36 seconds into overtime after he was hauled down from behind by Belanger, shooting wide left.

Hamhuis was on target two minutes later, sliding the puck under Ilya Bryzgalov's pads off assists from both Sedins.

"Hank and Danny (Sedin), anytime they're circling around the puck, as a defenseman you try to get open for them," Hamhuis said. "I was trying to find a spot to get open."

Belanger and Korpikoski combined to tie it at 3 with 43 seconds left in the second period. Belanger flipped a pass from the high slot in front of Korpikoski, who was charging toward the net from the right side. Korpikoski reached the puck just after it touched the ice, chipping it over Roberto Luongo for his first goal since Feb. 25.

"We've got some players who should watch that and see what happens when you go to the net hard," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said.

Belanger gave Phoenix a 1-0 lead 3:27 into the game. The puck bounced off Salo's skate from the right halfboards to Belanger in the low slot, where he fired a shot off the inside of the left post.

Doan made it 2-0 at 10:55 of the first with help from Belanger. Doan carried the puck behind the Canucks net, passed to Belanger at blue line and skated to the top of the left circle for the return pass and a one-time shot that beat Luongo for a power-play goal.

"I thought our defense could have been tighter," Canucks coach Alain Vigneault said. "We had to come back and we did."

Vancouver cut the lead in half 17 seconds later when Hamhuis scored on a long rebound from the middle of the right circle.

Henrik Sedin tied it on the power play at 9:14 of the second when the rebound of Ryan Kesler's shot from the right circle dropped into the crease and onto Sedin's stick.

The Canucks took their first lead at 12:17 of the period as Salo fired a shot from the right point off Coyotes defenseman Michal Rozsival in front of the net.

"We've had some bad breaks go against us," Tippett said.

Notes: Coyotes D Rostislav Klesla left the ice at 3:20 of the second after the puck bounced off the heel of his stick and hit him in the face. Klesla skated off under his own power with a towel to his forehead. He returned for one shift in the third period before returning to the bench for good. ... The Sedin brothers have 17 goals and 20 assists in a combined 75 career games against the Coyotes.

scoring summary
1st Period
03:27
PHX
Eric Belanger (10) ASST: NONE
1 - 0 PHX
10:55
PHX
PPG - Shane Doan (15) ASST: Eric Belanger (19), David Schlemko (7)
2 - 0 PHX
11:12
VAN
Dan Hamhuis (5) ASST: Mikael Samuelsson (27), Daniel Sedin (48)
2 - 1 PHX
2nd Period
09:14
VAN
PPG - Henrik Sedin (16) ASST: Ryan Kesler (26), Christian Ehrhoff (30)
2 - 2 Tie
12:17
VAN
Sami Salo (2) ASST: Henrik Sedin (62), Daniel Sedin (49)
3 - 2 VAN
19:17
PHX
Lauri Korpikoski (15) ASST: Eric Belanger (20), Michal Rozsival (13)
3 - 3 Tie
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
02:13
VAN
Dan Hamhuis (6) ASST: Henrik Sedin (63), Daniel Sedin (50)
4 - 3 VAN
penalty summary
1st Period
09:05
VAN
Daniel Sedin  Tripping against  Michal Rozsival
2nd Period
08:40
PHX
Lauri Korpikoski  Delaying Game - Puck over glass
14:06
VAN
Henrik Sedin  Hooking against  Eric Belanger
3rd Period
02:43
VAN
Victor Oreskovich  Tripping against  David Schlemko
09:46
PHX
Eric Belanger  Cross checking against  Henrik Sedin
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Roberto Luongo
SA: 34TOI: 62:13
Saves: 31EV: 27 - 29
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .912SH: 0 - 0
Ilya Bryzgalov
Ilya Bryzgalov
28-17-8
SA: 39TOI: 61:55
Saves: 35EV: 31 - 34
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 4
SV%: .897SH: 1 - 1