Recap - Coyotes Defeat Tampa Bay 6-3
|Recap - Coyotes Defeat Tampa Bay 6-3|
The Coyotes beat Tampa Bay 6-3 on Saturday, earning a victory backstopped by Mike Smith's 27 saves.
Phoenix won as a -140 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Phoenix got goals from Shane Doan, Mike Ribeiro, Lauri Korpikoski, Martin Hanzal, Michael Stone, and Connor Murphy in the victory. Stone opened the scoring at 15:58 of the first period.
Mike Smith turned in a 27-save effort for the Coyotes.
Richard Panik, Alex Killorn, and J.T. Brown scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Mike Smith.
Anders Lindback stopped 13 of 15 shots for the Lightning, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Phoenix scored 2 times on 3 chances on the power play, while Tampa Bay went 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Phoenix heads into a battle against the Avalanche. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, will have their next action against Los Angeles.