Mike Smith stopped 39 shots, Ray Whitney scored in the third period and during the shootout, and the Phoenix Coyotes extended their point streak to 12 games with a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.
Smith allowed a goal on a carom in the first period, but nothing else. He stopped Alexander Edler and Mason Raymond in the shootout to extend his career-best and franchise-record winning streak to 11 games. Whitney scored in the third period to tie it and Mikkel Boedker sealed Phoenix's sixth straight win with a nifty move to beat Cory Schneider in the shootout. The Pacific Division-leading Coyotes have won seven straight home games.
Edler scored in the first period and Schneider stopped 34 shots, but allowed goals on two of three shots in the shootout.
The NHL-leading Canucks were one of the busiest teams at Monday's trade deadline, pulling off three deals they hope will add balance, size and toughness.
The trades with Columbus, Anaheim and Buffalo netted Vancouver...