Canucks edge Coyotes 3-2 in OT - NBC Sports

Canucks edge Coyotes 3-2 in OT
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December 7, 2013, 12:57 am

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Chris Higgins scored at 3:41 of overtime to give the Vancouver Canucks a 3-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Friday night.

Vancouver squeaked out the win after squandering a 2-0 lead in the final 10 minutes of regulation

The Canucks earned their fourth win in five games while the Coyotes suffered their third loss in four outings.

Higgins scored after he kicked the puck away from Phoenix center Mike Ribeiro in the Vancouver zone and then raced down the left wing and beat Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith with a quick shot to the far side.

Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo made 37 saves for the win and Smith stopped 29 shots in defeat.

Jason Garrison and Henrik Sedin also scored for Vancouver.

Antoine Vermette and David Moss responded for the Coyotes.

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