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NHL: Phoenix 2, Minnesota 0

Dec. 8, 2009 at 12:20 AM   |   Comments

PHOENIX, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A 28-save performance by Ilya Bryzgalov highlighted the Phoenix Coyotes' fifth straight victory Monday, a 2-0 decision over the Minnesota Wild.

Bryzgalov leads NHL goalies with four shutouts this season. He has 12 in his career.

Scottie Upshall and Taylor Pyatt scored for the Coyotes -- the goals coming less than a minute apart in the second period.

Niklas Backstrom blocked 29 shots for Minnesota, which had won its previous five games.

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