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Coyotes Down Florida 2-1 - Match Report

The Coyotes earned a 2-1 victory over the Panthers on Thursday at Jobing.com Arena.

The Coyotes were a -214 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Phoenix got goals from Radim Vrbata and Antoine Vermette in the victory. Vrbata opened the scoring at 2:56 of the first period.

Mike Smith turned in a 22-save effort for the Coyotes.

Scott Gomez scored for the Panthers, finding the net behind Mike Smith.

Roberto Luongo stopped 20 of 22 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Phoenix went 1-for-1, while the Panthers were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Florida outshot Phoenix 23-22 in the game.

Next game, Phoenix takes its act home to face Boston looking for another win. For Florida, they head on the road to face Los Angeles.