Russia, Finland win in world hockey

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, May 9 (UPI) -- Sergei Mozyakin and Alexei Morozov scored in the first shootout of the World Hockey Championship Friday, giving Russia a 4-3 win over Belarus.

NHL: Phoenix 2, Vancouver 0

GLENDALE, Ariz., March 14 (UPI) -- Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 24 shots Thursday and picked up his third shutout of the season to give Phoenix a 2-0 blanking of Vancouver.

NHL: Phoenix 2, St. Louis 1

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A 41-save effort by Ilya Bryzgalov Thursday lifted the Phoenix Coyotes to a 2-1 win over St. Louis, the Blues' fifth straight setback.

NHL: Phoenix 5, Dallas 2

GLENDALE, Ariz., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A goal and two assists from Radim Vrbata Thursday helped the Phoenix Coyotes to a 5-2 win over Dallas that ended the Stars' seven-game winning streak.

NHL: Dallas 2, Phoenix 1

DALLAS, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Mike Modano's power-play goal late in the third period Monday delivered the Dallas Stars a 2-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes.

NHL: Phoenix 6, Buffalo 2

GLENDALE, Ariz., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Shane Doan and Peter Muller each had a goal and an assist Monday, leading the Phoenix Coyotes to a 6-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

NHL: N.Y. Islanders 3, Phoenix 2

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Bill Guerin's second score of the night gave New York a two-goal lead Thursday and the Islanders hung on to defeat Phoenix 3-2.

NHL: Phoenix 4, Los Angeles 1

PHOENIX, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Mike York's two goals were all Ilya Bryzgalov needed as the Phoenix goalie turned back 28 of 29 shots Wednesday in the Coyotes' 4-1 win over the LA Kings.

NHL: Phoenix 5, Dallas 0

DALLAS, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Mikael Tellqvist recorded his first shutout this season Friday as the Phoenix Coyotes surprised the listless Dallas Stars 5-0.

NHL: Boston 3, Phoenix 1

PHOENIX, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Tim Thomas made 36 saves on 37 shots Saturday night to help Boston beat the Phoenix Coyotes, 3-1.

NHL: Minnesota 3, Phoenix 2

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 20 (UPI) -- Pavol Demitra and Marian Gaborik each had a goal and an assist Tuesday to lead the Minnesota Wild to a seventh straight win, 3-2 over the Phoenix Coyotes.

NHL: Phoenix 4, Philadelphia 0

GLENDALE, Ariz., March 13 (UPI) -- Phoenix routed Philadelphia, 4-0, Monday as Owen Nolan ripped two big slap shots, one that nearly knocked Martin Biron out of the game.

NHL: Atlanta 4, Pittsburgh 3 (SO)

ATLANTA, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Slava Kozlov and Marian Hossa scored shootout goals Thursday night as Atlanta beat Pittsburgh, 4-3.

NHL: Anaheim 2, Atlanta 1

ATLANTA, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Teemu Selanne scored twice and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 34 saves Wednesday night as the Anaheim Ducks beat Atlanta, 2-1.

NHL: Pittsburgh 4, Atlanta 3 (OT)

ATLANTA, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Colby Armstrong scored with 1:09 left in overtime Saturday night as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Atlanta Thrashers, 4-3.
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Niko Kapanen
Colorado's Joe Sakic moves the puck as Dallas' Niko Kapanen gives chase The Av's took a 1-0 lead into Game 2 of the Western Conference quarter finals at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas April 24, 2006. (UPI Photo/Ian Halperin)

Niko Klaus Petteri Kapanen (born 29 April 1978 in Hattula, Finland) is a professional ice hockey centre currently playing for Ak Bars Kazan of the Kontinental Hockey League.

Kapanen was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the 6th round as the 173rd overall pick in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. During the 2005–6 season, Kapanen recorded a career high in goals (14), and points (35). He scored his first career hat-trick on February 9, 2006 against the Phoenix Coyotes in a 5–1 victory.

On June 24, 2006, Kapanen was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers, along with 7th round draft pick in 2006, for defenceman Jaroslav Modry and centerman Patrik Stefan. During his first season with the Thrashers, Kapanen was picked up off the waiver list by the Phoenix Coyotes.

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