Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 10/19/14

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 12: Radim Vrbata #17 of the Phoenix Coyotes in action during the NHL game against the San Jose Sharks at Jobing.com Arena on December 12, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Sharks 2-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Radim Vrbata scored his career-high 28th goal 1:15 into overtime, Mike Smith stopped 30 shots, and the Phoenix Coyotes earned a point in their eighth straight game with a 2-1 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night. Mikkel Boedker scored his first goal in 21 games and Smith withstood a flurry of shots in the third period after having a long scoreless streak end. Vrbata scored his 10th game-winning goal of the season. He waited for goalie Kari Lehtonen to commit before lifting a shot just under the crossbar. Ray Whitney set it up by snatching the puck from defenseman Mark Fistric behind the Stars net. Michael Ryder scored his 22nd goal, and Lehtonen had 31 saves for Dallas, which played without leading scorer Jamie Benn. After a mediocre first half of the season, the Coyotes have made another February charge. Phoenix had a winning streak of at least five games after the All-Star break in each of the past three seasons, including last year, when it ear...
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