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  • Edmonton Oilers' Jordan Eberle (14) tries to move the puck in front of Phoenix Coyotes' Chad Johnson, left, as Coyotes' Alex Bolduc (49) and Mikkel Boedker (89), of Denmark, defend during the first period in an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Thursday, January 31, 2013 1:09 am

Oilers beat Coyotes 2-1 in overtime


Nail Yakupov scored a power-play goal at 3:52 of overtime and the Edmonton Oilers fought back after giving up a goal late in regulation to beat the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 Wednesday night.

The Oilers appeared to be on their way to helping Devan Dubnyk to his fifth career shutout, but put their goalie in a bind when Sam Gagner was called for a penalty and the Coyotes pulled goalie Chad Johnson.

Nick Johnson took advantage, whipping a shot past Dubnyk's glove side with 19 seconds left in regulation after teammate Radim Vrbata failed on a backhander.

Yakupov ended it in overtime, punching in a rebound after a shot by Ryan Whitney caromed off teammate Taylor Hall.

Dubnyk stopped 27 shots.