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NHL: Phoenix 3, Colorado 1

Dec. 11, 2013 at 12:17 AM

DENVER, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Antoine Vermette scored twice Tuesday and Thomas Griess made 29 saves to lead the Phoenix Coyotes past Colorado on the road 3-1.

Vermette opened the scoring with a power-play goal in the second period and then notched the final goal in the third period for the Coyotes, who completed a 2-1-1 road trip.

Jordan Szwarz added the second goal for the Coyotes, who outshot Colorado in the second period 11-7.

Patrick Bordeleau scored the only goal for the Avalanche at 14:28 of the second period to cut the Phoenix lead to 2-1. Semyon Varlamov tallied 22 saves in the loss.

Colorado outshot the visitors 12-5 in the third period but could not get past Griess.

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