GLENDALE, Ariz. -Vincent Lecavalier netted a short-handed goal, and Fredrik Modin also scored to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning past the Phoenix Coyotes 3-1.

Ruslan Fedotenko also had a goal for the Lightning, who won for the 11th time in 14 games. Sean Burke made 26 saves against his former team for his fourth win in seven starts.

Geoff Sanderson scored and Curtis Joseph made 25 saves for the Coyotes, who have lost two straight after a season-best, three-game winning streak.

Modin gave Tampa Bay a 1-0 lead 6:03 into the first period when he took a pass from Brad Richards to the left of the crease and flipped a wrist shot past Joseph.

The Lightning made it 2-0 at 8:46 of the second as Cory Sarich cleared the puck from behind the Tampa Bay net and Lecavalier gained control at the red line. Skating down the left side with Rob DiMaio on the right on a 2-on-1 rush, Lecavalier looked across the ice for the pass before firing from the left circle for his 14th goal.

Fedotenko extended the lead to 3-0 with a power-play goal 17 seconds into the third period.

Sanderson’s goal off a long rebound pulled the Coyotes within 3-1 with 16:16 to go.

Notes: Coyotes C Dave Scatchard was driven into the boards by Evgeny Artyukhin with 4:19 remaining and left the game with an apparent knee injury. … Coyotes G Brian Boucher, out with a pulled groin since Phoenix’s first preseason game, was recalled from San Antonio of the AHL after a two-week conditioning stint. Boucher, who set an NHL record with five consecutive shutouts in 2003-04, was 2-2 with a 1.18 goals-against average for the Rampage. David LeNeveu, 2-5-2 with a 3.20 GAA in nine games, was sent to San Antonio to make room for Boucher. … LW Steve Gainey also was recalled by the Coyotes. … Lightning RW Martin St. Louis recorded an assist on Fedotenko’s goal and has seven goals and 13 assists in his last 12 games.

AP-ES-12-15-05 2357EST


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