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Coyotes rally for 2-1 over Blues

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St. Louis Blues' Kevin Shattenkirk (12) scores a goal past Phoenix Coyotes goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, of Russia, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 22, 2011, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) By Matt York St. Louis Blues' Kevin Shattenkirk (12) scores a goal past Phoenix Coyotes goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, of Russia, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 22, 2011, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) By Matt York
Phoenix Coyotes Paul Bissonnette (12) fights St. Louis Blues' Tyson Strachan (33) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 22, 2011, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) By Matt York Phoenix Coyotes Paul Bissonnette (12) fights St. Louis Blues' Tyson Strachan (33) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 22, 2011, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) By Matt York
Phoenix Coyotes goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, of Russia, blocks a shot by St. Louis Blues' Chris Porter (32) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 22, 2011, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) By Matt York Phoenix Coyotes goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, of Russia, blocks a shot by St. Louis Blues' Chris Porter (32) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 22, 2011, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) By Matt York

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Lauri Korpikoski had a goal and an assist, Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 29 shots and the Phoenix Coyotes rallied after a sluggish start to beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Phoenix was booed by the small hometown crowd late in a lackadaisical first period and was again sluggish to start the second. The Coyotes righted themselves after a timeout by coach Dave Tippett midway through the second, getting goals from Ray Whitney and Korpikoski.

Radim Vrbata had assists on both goals, helping Phoenix move within a game of San Jose in the Pacific Division and win 40 games in consecutive seasons for the first time in franchise history.

Kevin Shattenkirk scored for the Blues in their fourth loss in five games.

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