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Coyotes 6, Flyers 3

October 15, 2000

PHOENIX (AP) _ Keith Tkachuk had two of Phoenix’s three power-play goals, and Mike Sullivan and Juha Ylonen each scored short-handed as the Coyotes beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3 Saturday night.

Landon Wilson also scored for Phoenix (3-1-0), which sealed the win on Jyrki Lumme’s empty-net goal. The Coyotes are 3-0 at home after a 32-save effort from goalie Sean Burke.

Rick Tocchet, Keith Primeau and Simon Gagne scored for the Flyers, 0-3-1 since opening the season with a 6-3 win over Vancouver.

Ylonen’s breakaway goal 9:28 into the third period put Phoenix ahead 5-1 as he beat Philadelphia goalie Brian Boucher.

But the Flyers closed to 5-3 when Primeau flipped in a rebound with 8:45 to play and Gagne blasted in a shot off the crossbar during a power play less than two minutes later.

Philadelphia pulled Boucher for an extra skater during a power-play for a 6-on-4 advantage, but Lumme scored with 12 seconds remaining.

Tkachuk, listed as doubtful before the game because of a groin strain, scored on two tip-ins _ at 13:09 of the first period and with two seconds left in the second.

Wilson opened the scoring with a tip-in at 8:58 of the first.

Sullivan flipped in a rebound after another Ylonen breakaway to make it 3-0 just 31 seconds into the second period.

Tocchet got the Flyers on the board at 8:20 of the second period when Andy Delmore’s power-play shot from the point hit Tocchet in the pants and deflected past Burke through a screen.

Notes: The win was the first for the Coyotes at home over the Flyers in five tries since the franchise relocated from Winnipeg. ... Philadelphia gave up just two power-play goals in 12 chances in its first four games... The Flyers were without forwards John LeClair and Mark Recchi. LeClair missed his third straight game with back spasms, while Recchi is out until at least Monday with a possible concussion and a foot injury.

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