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article imageNHL: Coyotes slide continues with loss to Oilers

By Luke Vermeer     Jan 31, 2013 in Sports
Edmonton Oilers rookie Nail Yakupov scored his fourth goal in six games to lead his team to a 2-1 overtime victory over the Phoenix Coyotes.
Oilers sophomore Lennart Petrell scored his first of the season to open the scoring five minutes into the game before Phoenix goalie Chad Johnson stopped every other shot thrown at him in regulation.
Edmonton goalie Devan Dubnyk shut the door for 59 minutes before Nick Johnson scored on the powerplay to even the score with only 20 seconds left in the game.
A high sticking penalty in overtime to Phoenix centre Antoine Vermette sent the Oilers to the powerplay where Yakupov notched the second clutch goal of his young career after his game tying goal with five seconds left against Los Angeles on Friday.
The loss drops the Coyotes to 2-4-1 on the season. For Phoenix it's a disappointing start one year after winning the Pacific Division.
The win improves the Oilers to 4-2-0 on the season.
The Coyotes travel to Dallas on Friday while the Oilers will be in San Jose tomorrow to take on the NHLs only remaining undefeated team.
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