Coyotes net another shutout
Published: Monday, January 5, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 5, 2004 at 2:07 a.m.
RALEIGH, N.C. - Brian Boucher and the Phoenix Coyotes made it look easy against the low-scoring Carolina Hurricanes.
Boucher made 26 saves for his third straight shutout, leading the Coyotes to a 3-0 victory Sunday.
Boucher has stopped 82 shots in the past three games and is unbeaten in seven starts (4-0-3).
``Right now the puck looks like a beach ball to him,'' Phoenix coach Bob Francis said. ``He's following it, squaring up, getting sound positionally and his concentration level is outstanding.''
The Coyotes have won three in a row and earned at least a point in nine straight games.
``Things are just going well and hopefully we can ride it for as long as possible,'' Boucher said.
Jan Hrdina had a goal and two assists for Phoenix, and Branko Radivojevic added three assists. Hrdina has 11 points in 11 games since returning from a toe injury.
Joe Juneau also scored and Jose Theodore made 19 saves for Montreal, which hadn't won consecutive games in 12 previous tries since Oct. 20-23.
Moreau beat Steve Passmore on the short side with a high shot from a sharp angle, giving the Oilers a 4-3 lead. Tommy Salo made 22 saves for the Oilers, who have won two straight and are undefeated in three games.
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