National Hockey League
Vancouver 5, Phoenix 0
When: 9:00 PM ET, Friday, November 25, 2011
Where: Arena, Glendale, Arizona
Referees: Marc Joannette, Stephane Auger
Linesmen: Lonnie Cameron, Mark Shewchyk
Attendance: 14569

Cory Schneider made 21 saves en route to his second consecutive shutout and Ryan Kesler recorded a goal and an assist as the Vancouver Canucks skated to a 5-0 road triumph over the Phoenix Coyotes on Friday.

Defenseman Sami Salo, David Booth, Maxim Lapierre and Alex Burrows also scored for Vancouver, which has won six of eight games overall and four of five on the road.

Schneider turned aside four shots in the first period, six in the second and 11 in the third to extend his scoreless streak to 138 minutes, 46 seconds. He has allowed one goal on 74 shots in winning his last three starts.

Salo scored the only goal the Canucks needed on a slap shot from above the slot five minutes into the second period. Kesler doubled the lead 92 seconds later as he intercepted a neutral-zone backhand pass by former Canuck Raffi Torres and beat Mike Smith on a breakaway.

Booth made it 3-0 just 40 seconds afterward, and Lapierre and Burrows scored less than a minute apart in the third to provide the final margin.

Smith made 32 saves in only his second regulation loss in 11 games (8-2-1) for Phoenix, which had won four of six.

Top Game Performances
Vancouver   Phoenix
Ryan Kesler 2 Points N/A
Ryan Kesler 1 Goals N/A
Ryan Kesler 1 Assists N/A
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Cory Schneider 1.000 Save Percentage Mike Smith .865
Cory Schneider 22 Saves Mike Smith 32
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 37 5 0-5 3-3 6 35
Phoenix 22 0 0-3 5-5 10 29
Upcoming Games
  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .778 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play their next game on the road against San Jose. The Canucks have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .700 after a loss.