Recap - Coyotes Defeat St. Louis 5-3

Recap - Coyotes Defeat St. Louis 5-3

The Coyotes got a 3-goal performance from Ray Whitney as Phoenix handed St. Louis a 5-3 defeat on Saturday at Jobing.com Arena.

Bettors who backed the Coyotes were rewarded as -118 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.

Ray Whitney (3), Radim Vrbata, and Martin Hanzal each scored for the Coyotes in the victory. Vrbata opened the scoring for Phoenix, finding the back of the net at 5:03 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Keith Yandle and Ray Whitney.

Ilya Bryzgalov turned in a 35-save effort for the Coyotes.

St. Louis got goals from Andy McDonald, Brad Boyes, and David Backes in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Ty Conklin stopped 22 of 26 shots for the Blues, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Phoenix scored 3 times on 6 chances on the power play, while St. Louis went 1-for-2 with the man advantage.

Phoenix lost the shots on goal battle to St. Louis by a margin of 38-27.

Next game, Phoenix takes its act on the road to face Calgary looking for another win. For St. Louis, they head on the road to face Colorado.