Hanzal scores 2, Coyotes top Blue Jackets 5-3
2/17/2013 3:42:54 AM
(AP) Hanzal scores 2, Coyotes top Blue Jackets 5-3
By BOB BAUM
AP Sports Writer
Martin Hanzal had two goals and an assist and the Phoenix Coyotes won for the third time in four games with a 5-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.
Hanzal scored the final two goals of the game, the first a rare Phoenix power-0play score to break a 3-3 tie with 11:42 to play. He added an empty-net goal with 1:04 remaining.
The Coyotes had gone 17 power plays without scoring before Hanzal ended the drought.
Radim Vrbata scored for Phoenix before leaving the game in the second period with a lower body injury. David Moss and Kyle Chipchura also scored for the Coyotes.
Jared Boll, Matt Calvert and Derek MacKenzie scored for Columbus, which has lost five of six.