Photo courtesy of Bill Greenblatt, UPIIlya Bryzgalov and the Phoenix Coyotes took care of the St. Louis Blues for their sixth victory in eight games. The Coyotes goalie made 32 saves for his NHL-leading third shutout of the season, and Daniel Winnik and Taylor Pyatt scored in Phoenix’s 2-0 victory Thursday night at the Scott.

The near bankrupt Coyotes are 8-4-0, off to their best 12-game start since going 9-1-2 in 2000-01. Bryzgalov improved to 7-3-0. Bryzgalov stopped 11 shots in the third period and made four big late saves after the Blues pulled goalie Ty Conklin for an extra attacker.

St. Louis (5-5-1) lost for the third time in five games. The Blues have not scored on their last 20 power-play chances and wasted a 25-second 5-on-3 advantage in the first period.