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Kyle Turris scores go-ahead goal as Coyotes beat Lightning 3-2

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GLENDALE, Ariz. - Kyle Turris broke a tie with 11:51 remaining and the Phoenix Coyotes beat Tampa Bay 3-2 on Thursday night for their first victory over the Lightning in nearly eight years.

Turris snapped a 2-2 tie when he knocked down David Hale's waist-high shot from the high slot with his stick, bouncing the puck between Mike Smith's pads for his first goal since Dec. 18.

Olli Jokinen and Peter Mueller also scored to help the Coyotes end a two-game losing streak. Jeff Halpern had a goal and an assist, and Andrej Meszaros scored his first goal for the Lightning, who lost for the fourth time in five games.

Phoenix ended a six-game losing streak to the Lightning with its first home win in the series since Dec. 14, 2000.

Ilyz Bryzgalov preserved the win with a save as the buzzer sounded - his 22nd of the game - with Tampa Bay on the power play and Smith on the bench.

Halpern tied it at 2-2 on his second goal since being recalled from the minors in mid-December. Bryzgalov stopped Vaclav Prospal's blast from the high slot, but surrendered a rebound just in front of the crease that Halpern wristed into the net at 14:43 of the second period.

Meszaros gave the Lightning a 1-0 lead at 8:36 of the first when his shot ricocheted off the crossbar and Bryagalov's back before bouncing across the goal-line.

Jokinen tied it at 12:17 of the period when his wrist shot bounced off Smith's stacked pads at the right of the net and deflected off the left post.

It was Phoenix's first goal in its last 138 minutes 44 seconds.

Mueller put Phoenix in front 2-1 at 14:43 with a power-play goal, the Coyotes' first in 29 chances spanning five-plus games. Steven Reinprecht's shot rolled up and over Smith before landing six inches in front of the goal-line for Mueller to sweep home.

Notes: While waiting for the stoppage ahead of the final penalty, Mark Recchi hopped the boards in front of the Lightning bench, giving Tampa Bay seven players on the ice for a few seconds. No penalty was called. ... Phoenix's last power-play goal was Dec. 26 at Los Angeles. The Coyotes finished 1-for-3 with the man advantage and are 4-for-50 over their last 12 games. ... Meszaros' last goal was Feb. 21 against Columbus as a member of the Ottawa Senators. ... Tampa Bay has played 23 one-goal games, the second-most in the NHL. ... Shane Doan, the Coyotes' lone All-Star selection, had two assists and has a team-high 40 points in 42 games.

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