During Thursday’s contest between the Panthers and Coyotes, Radim Vrbata scored a game-tying goal from center ice.
Radim Vrbata scored a fluke game-tying goal with 59.7 seconds left in regulation and added the shootout winner as the Coyotes rallied from three goals down after two periods for a 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers at Bank Atlantic Center.
“It was just one of those games where we never quit,” Vrbata said after the Coyotes won their seventh in a row and finished 4-0-0 on their swing through the Southeast. “We came back and it was nice to get that.”
With its 44th win of the season, Phoenix eclipsed the old franchise mark held by the 1984-85 Winnipeg Jets, who did not have the benefit of the penalty-shot tiebreaker to settle games still tied after overtime. The Coyotes also closed within three points of the Sharks for the Pacific Division lead, though San Jose also has a game in hand.