Series (Game 3 of 3)

Edmonton leads 2-1

Game 1: Sunday, September 17th
Game 2: Tuesday, September 19th
Game 3: Thursday, September 28th

Oilers 2

(5-2-0, 10 pts)

Coyotes 3

(2-4-0, 4 pts)

10:00 PM ET, September 28, 2006

Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona

1 2 3 T
EDM 2 0 02
ARI 0 2 13

Phoenix 3, Edmonton 2

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Georges Laraque scored on a tip-in with 3:56 remaining to lift the Phoenix Coyotes past the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Thursday night.

Ladislav Nagy and Patrick Fischer also scored for the Coyotes, who rallied from a 2-0 deficit for their second win in six preseason games.

Alexei Mikhnov and Ron Schremp scored first-period goals for the Oilers, who fell to 5-2.

Laraque redirected Keith Ballard's backhander from the top of the left faceoff circle past Jussi Markkanen for his first goal with the Coyotes.

Mikhnov gave the Oilers a 1-0 lead just 21 seconds into the game, skating in on Michael Morrison and scoring on a soft wrist shot. Schremp made it 2-0 at 16:04 of the period on a shot from the right faceoff circle.

Nagy got the Coyotes within a goal at 13:22 of the second period with a power-play goal from the left faceoff circle. Fischer tied the game 2-all at 16:03, chipping a rebound over Markkanen from the top of the crease.

Nagy left the game with a cut on his hand after a hard collision and scuffle near the end of the second period. He's not expected to miss any regular-season action.

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