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NHL: Phoenix 2, Vancouver 1 (SO)

Feb. 29, 2012 at 12:46 AM

GLENDALE, Ariz., Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Ray Whitney scored the tying goal in the third period and then added the game-winner in a shootout to give Phoenix a 2-1 win over visiting Vancouver Tuesday.

Whitney scored on a backhander at 9:43 of the third period to send the game into overtime and then scored the first of two Phoenix goals in the shootout.

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Mikkel Boedker beat Cory Schneider on the Coyotes' third try in the shootout to seal the victory, which extended the Phoenix unbeaten streak to 12 games.

Mike Smith stopped 39-of-40 shots for the Coyotes.

Schneider made 34 saves for the Canucks, who lost their second in a row but have only one loss in regulation in their last 18 games.

Alexander Edler gave Vancouver a 1-0 lead in the first period with a power play goal.

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