NHL Update: Phoenix Coyotes thrash St. Louis Blues 4-3

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NHL Update: Phoenix Coyotes thrash St. Louis Blues 4-3
Taylor Pyatt lit the lamp with his go-ahead goal as Phoenix Coyotes rallied to defeat St. Louis Blues, 4-3, at Scottrade Center on Monday night.
Lee Stempniak and Kyle Turris each recorded a goal while Jason LaBarbera stopped 33 shots for Coyotes, who has won three of its last four contests. Lauri Korpikoski also scored a goal for Phoenix’s victory.
Matt D'Agostini and Brad Winchester each notched a goal while Jaroslav Halak made 29 saves for Blues, who has now lost four straight games after finishing 2010 with five consecutive wins. David Backes also added a goal in its loss.
"There's a fine line between winning and losing and right now we're on the wrong side of it," Blues' defenseman Eric Brewer said.
Blues opened the scoring in the game to take 1-0 lead with only one minute remaining in the first period. David Backes took a backhand pass from D'Agostini and blasted a snap shot past LaBarbera for his fifth goal in seven games.
Coyotes tied the game at 1-1 in the seventh minute of the middle period when Korpikoski scored on a redirection for his 10th goal of the year. Ed Jovanovski and Adrian Aucoin assisted for this goal.
In the tenth minute of the second period, Stempniak beat Halak on a breakaway with an unassisted goal to give Phoenix a 2-1 lead. He stole the puck from defenseman Erik Johnson and sent it home to finish his 15-game goal drought.
St. Louis came back in action with a pair of goals 20 seconds apart and early in the third period to remove a 2-1 deficit.
D’Agostini tallied his 10th goal of the year and equalized the game at 2-2 in third minute of the third period. Vladimir Sobotka assisted on this goal.
"I'd say it's just the way it goes sometimes," forward Matt D'Agostini said. "That's been our story lately. When we haven't been so great, it's cost us."
Brad Winchester put Blues ahead with a 3-2 lead by burying a rebound from the top of the crease. He has scored in three consecutive contests for the first time in his career.
After these two goals from Blues, Phoenix coach Dave Tippett used his timeout.
"I called the timeout just to tell them that we were doing some good things and to hang in there," Tippett said. "I wanted them to be confident and keep working, and that good things will happen."
Phoenix pulled even when Turris fired a wrist shot from the high slot that beat Halak to the glove side in the middle of the final period. Turris registered the goal on a rush, which took advantage of St Louis' 4th line. Sami Lepisto and Taylor Pyatt also
assisted on this goal.
Taylor Pyatt netted the go-ahead goal and broke the tie for Coyotes when he jammed in a wraparound with three minutes left in the final period. He slipped the puck home to seize the lead at 4-3. It was his 10th goal of the season. Kyle Turris and Lauri Korpikoski
assisted Pyatt for this goal.
"I had some room behind the net," Pyatt said. "I stepped out and tried to jam the puck as hard as I could. Got lucky, it went between his legs."



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