The Coyotes’ seven goals were just one short of the number they had in the entirety of their skid. Phoenix had 10 goals in the last two nights after being outscored 16-5 in the previous six games.
ISLANDERS 4, FLYERS 3
In Philadephia, Pennsylvania, Colin McDonald scored two goals and Josh Bailey tallied the clinching score in the shootout as New York beat Philadelphia for their fourth straight road win.
John Tavares also scored for the Islanders, who improved to 10-4-1 away from home this season to pull into a tie with the Rangers for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Scott Hartnell scored twice and Mike Knuble also had a goal for the Flyers, who blew a two-goal lead while falling further out of the playoff hunt. Philadelphia last missed the playoffs in 2007.
The Isles, who last made the playoffs in 2007, dominated the final two periods of regulation after falling behind 2-0 in the first.
In other NHL play, it was:
‧ Panthers 5, Sabres 4
‧ Canucks 4, Avalanche 1
‧ Sharks 2, Red Wings 0
‧ Oilers 6, Blue Jackets 4