PHOENIX (AP) -- The Edmonton Oilers are no longer satisfied with tie games on
Edmonton played to a draw for the second straight night Friday, tying the
Phoenix Coyotes. Radek Dvorak scored a power-play goal with 7:46 left in
regulation to get the Oilers even.
The Oilers, who played a tie at San Jose on Thursday, are 2-6-3 in their
last 11 games. With a 42-21 shots advantage over the Coyotes, the Oilers felt
they should have come out ahead.
"It's nice to have a point, but we know we should have won last night and
tonight," Dvorak said. "What we have to do is keep doing what we are doing
right now and hopefully we will start winning some games. It's just a matter of
Edmonton coach Craig MacTavish was equally frustrated.
"The team is playing hard," MacTavish said, "playing well and taking care
of pretty much all areas of the game with the exception of the win."
Coyotes captain Shane Doan, whose team is 3-1-2 in its last six, also was
not happy with the tie.
"They played well," Doan said. "They didn't quit. It was a good game for
them. For us, you have the lead at home in the third period, you expect to
Daymond Langkow, Ladislav Nagy and Fredrik Sjostrom scored for the Coyotes.
Ryan Smyth and Fernando Pisani also scored for Edmonton.
Smyth scored at 15:52 of the first period to give Edmonton a 1-0 lead. Jason
Smith fired a shot from the top of left circle that was stopped by Sean Burke.
Smyth was camped in front of Burke, and flipped the rebound into him. Burke
again made the save, but Smyth stuffed the next rebound just inside the right
The Coyotes recorded just two shots in the first period.
Langkow made it 1-1 with a power-play goal at 2:44 of the second period. He
scored from inside the right circle off a feed from Chris Gratton from just
right of the net.
Nagy put the Coyotes up 2-1 when he redirected a shot by David Tanabe during
a two-man advantage and then put in his own rebound.
Pisani redirected a shot by Scott Ferguson past Burke 6:08 into the third
period right after Phoenix killed off back-to-back penalties. Sjostrom scored
his first NHL goal at 10:21 of the third period off a pass from Jeff Taffe on a