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Smith sets Coyotes' shutout record in win over Avalanche

By: JOSE M. ROMERO, Associated Press
March 13, 2017 Updated: March 13, 2017 at 10:53 pm
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photo - Colorado Avalanche goalie Calvin Pickard (31) makes a save on a shot as Arizona Coyotes right wing Tobias Rieder, second from left, looks for the rebound as Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie (4) arrives to help during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, March 13, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Colorado Avalanche goalie Calvin Pickard (31) makes a save on a shot as Arizona Coyotes right wing Tobias Rieder, second from left, looks for the rebound as Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie (4) arrives to help during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, March 13, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) 

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Mike Smith set a franchise record with his 22nd shutout, making 22 saves to back Brendan Perlini's goal and help the Arizona Coyotes beat the Colorado Avalanche 1-0 on Monday night.

Perlini scored early in the second period and Smith made it stand, even through a flurry of activity in front of his own net in the final minute.

Calvin Pickard stopped 34 shots for Colorado, but the Avalanche were shut out for the 12th time this season.

Smith got his third shutout this season and the 33rd of his career, including five with Dallas and six with Tampa Bay.

The Coyotes started without captain Shane Doan, who appeared to be shaken up in a collision during warmups with teammate Jakob Chychrun. Radim Vrbata took Doan's place on the third line until late in the first period, when Doan returned.

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