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Avalanche

Avs Continue To Slump

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Chris Stewart #25 of the Colorado Avalanche takes a drink of water prior to his game against the Phoenix Coyotes at the Jobing.com Arena on Feb. 7, 2011 in Glendale, Ariz. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Chris Stewart #25 of the Colorado Avalanche takes a drink of water prior to his game against the Phoenix Coyotes at the Jobing.com Arena on Feb. 7, 2011 in Glendale, Ariz. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 25 shots for his second straight shutout and Radim Vrbata scored twice to lift the Phoenix Coyotes to a 3-0 win over the struggling Colorado Avalanche Monday night.

Bryzgalov had 25 saves in a 1-0 win over Minnesota on Saturday and followed that with another sterling performance to give Phoenix consecutive shutouts for the first time since Brian Boucher set the modern-day NHL record with five straight in 2003-04. It was his 21st career shutout and fifth this season.

The last Phoenix goalie to post shutouts in consecutive starts was Curtis Joseph, who did it with a game off in between in 2006-07.

Scottie Upshall also scored for the Coyotes, who had allowed 11 straight goals before Bryzgalov’s scoreless streak.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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