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Coyotes beat Devils 3-2 in shootout
Phoenix Coyotes right wing David Moss is slow off the ice after hitting the board while competing for the puck with New Jersey Devils' Eric Gelinas during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
March 27, 2014, 10:12 pm

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Thomas Greiss stopped all three New Jersey shootout attempts and Mikkel Boedker scored on Phoenix's first try as the Coyotes defeated the Devils 3-2 Thursday night to give them a little more breathing room in the race for the final playoff berth in the Western Conference.

The Coyotes got five of six possible points on their three-game road trip and opened a five-point lead over idle Dallas in the race for the No. 8 spot. Their only loss was in overtime to the Rangers, and they posted wins over Pittsburgh and New Jersey with Greiss playing for injured No. 1 goalie Mike Smith.

Kyle Chipchura and Chris Summers scored for the Coyotes and Greiss made 26 saves, including two outstanding stops of Patrik Elias in the 5-minute overtime. He stopped Damien Brunner, Ryane Clowe and Elias in the shootout.

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