GLENDALE, Ariz.- Marty Reasoner scored in a shootout to give the Edmonton Oilers a 2-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes.
Jarret Stoll also scored for Edmonton the Oilers in the shootout. Radim Vrbata was the only Phoenix shooter to beat Edmonton goalie Mathieu Garon. Down 1-0 in regulation, Oilers' Tom Gilbert tied the game when he rifled in a drive from the right face-off circle at 2:32 of the final period.
The opening period was scoreless, with the Coyotes twice failing to score on a five-on-three advantage.
Soon after the opening face-off of the middle period, Fredrik Sjostrom's centring pass to the goal crease was kicked up the slot by Garon. Niko Kapanen was right there for the rebound and drilled in a 15-foot slap shot to give Phoenix a 1-0 lead at 1:29.
The Coyotes also enjoyed a two-man advantage during the final seconds of the second period and early into the final session but couldn't beat Garon.
The Coyotes hit the post three times during the game. Pete Mueller cranked the puck off the iron twice during the first two periods, and Ed Jovanovski hit the left post during a third period power play.