GLENDALE, Ariz. Radim Vrbata doesn't do insignificant goals any more.
"Just the big ones," Coyotes captain Shane Doan said.
None was bigger than Saturday's overtime score that gave the streaking Phoenix Coyotes a 2-1 win over the Dallas Stars at Jobing.com Arena. It was Phoenix's seventh win in its last eight games and 15th point over that stretch.
Phoenix is now just two points behind first-place San Jose in the Pacific Division (the Sharks have three games in hand) leading to the once-unthinkable thought that they could win the division.
"That's one way to get to the playoffs," said Vrbata, whose game-winner was a thing of beauty off a goal-mouth feed from Ray Whitney. Vrbata waited until the last possible second "maybe a little longer," he said then, with Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen sprawled on the ice, Vrbata roofed a shot from the goal line for his career-high 28th goal.
"That's what really good goal scorers do," coach Dave Tippett said. "Great play by Whitney to antici...