Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 2/16/13
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Martin Hanzal had two goals and an assist and the Phoenix Coyotes won for the third time in four games with a 5-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night. Hanzal scored the final two goals of the game, the first a rare Phoenix power-play score to break a 3-3 tie with 11:42 to play. He added an empty-net goal with 1:04 remaining. The Coyotes had gone 17 power plays without scoring before Hanzal ended the drought. Radim Vrbata scored for Phoenix before leaving the game in the second period with a lower body injury. David Moss and Kyle Chipchura also scored for the Coyotes. Jared Boll, Matt Calvert and Derek MacKenzie scored for Columbus, which has lost five of six. Steve Sullivan set up the winning goal with a precise, long pass to Keith Yandle, who sent a crossing feed to Hanzal in front of the net. Hanzal's first point-blank attempt bounced off goalie Steve Mason, but he scored on his next whack at it to put Phoenix up for good. With the empty-netter, Hanzal has seven goals this season. Mason had 34 saves. Mike Smith had 20 for the Coyotes. Phoenix, a 5-1 winner over Columbus in the teams' first meeting earlier this season, led 3-2 after a frenetic first period. Columbus was playing one night after a tough 2-1 loss to the Kings in Los Angeles and took a quick 1-0 lead when Boll's shot deflected off Hanzal's skate and into the net just 2:09 into the game. Then came a flurry of three goals in a span of 2 minutes. First, Mason deflected Mikkel Boedker's shot but the hard-charging Moss slammed the rebound into the net to tie it at 1-1 5:30 into the game. Ninety seconds later, Vrbata's shot found the net just inside the right post and Phoenix led 2-1. That lead lasted just one minute when Calvert's goal tied it 2-2 with 12 minutes still to go in the period. Chipchura's first goal of the season on a terrific pass from Keith Yandle put Phoenix up 3-2 with 2:20 to go in the first. MacKenzie's left wrister zipped to the left of Smith for a goal that tied it at 3-3 with 14:44 remaining in the second period. It was MacKenzie's second goal of the season. Phoenix had two more power-play opportunities in the second period, including 29 seconds with a 5-on-3 advantage, and couldn't score. Shortly after the Blue Jackets killed the penalties, the Coyotes' Shane Doan had a shot clang off the left post very late in the second period, leaving the game tied 3-3 after two. NOTES: It was the second stop on a six-game road trip for the Blue Jackets. ... Columbus had three penalty kills in the first period and six in the game. ... Phoenix scored on two of its first three shots. ... Doan needs a goal to tie Phoenix franchise record of 323 career goals.
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