in the other -- came in losses to Indiana. And now that version of the Pacers might be back. "It feels like it," George said. "

in the other -- came in losses to Indiana. And now that version of the Pacers might be back. "It feels like it," George said. "

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It was the Coyotes ninth consecutive home loss, extending the franchise record.But a spirited effort left coach Dave Tippett in a positive mood.If we play like that night in and night out, well get better results, Tippett said.Lauri Korpikoskis goal late in the second period put Arizona ahead 3-2.Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Antoine Vermette also scored in regulation for the Coyotes. Vermette scored the lone Arizona shootout goal, and Devan Dubnyk had 32 saves.Martin Hanzals goalie interference penalty provided an opening for the Wild in the third, a day after coach Mike Yeo tore into his team following a lacklustre stretch of 10 games alternating wins and losses.Minnesota responded, despite being short on skaters, and Backstrom stopped 26 shots.Jared Spurgeon was held out after falling ill in warmups. Yeo said it was the stomach flu and not the mumps, which has run through the team.With fellow defenceman Marco Scandella serving the final game of a suspension and Keith Ballard (facial fractures) still sidelined, it made for extra duty for several players. Ryan Suter logged 33:13 of ice time.As much as anything else we talked about yesterday, we cant accept anything close, Yeo said. We were close for 55 minutes or whatever it was of the hockey game and we found a way to come back and win the game. Thats a big credit to the boys.Dubnyk, who was pulled in his last start, settled down after a shaky beginning against the Wild.With Joe Vitale in the penalty box for holding, Niederreiter redirected Suters point shot into the net at 2:48.Arizona tied it barely a minute later, also with the man advantage, on Ekman-Larssons one-timer from a cross-ice pass by Mikkel Boedker.Vermettes goal early in the second period — his shot going off and over Backstroms blocker — put Arizona ahead.Having last won at home on Nov. 4, Tippett shuffled his lineup while looking for a spark. Center Sam Gagner and defenceman Connor Murphy were healthy scratches. Kyle Chipchura, who was waived earlier this month, was elevated to the third line.Another player who has been sent down and called up recently made a key error that helped Minnesota tie it at 2.David Schlemko fanned on a blue-line clearance, leaving Zucker alone to slide a shot past Dubnyk despite Schlemkos slash from behind at 13:25 of the second.Dubnyk robbed Koivu with a glove save of a point-blank shot early in overtime.Eventually things will turn our way, Vermette said. The group effort was much better tonight.NOTES: Parise and Koivu are tied for the most career NHL shootout goals with 38 each. ... The Wild expect W Matt Cooke (lower body) to practice Monday. Hes missed 20 games. ... C Ryan Carter sat out with what the Wild called a minor upper-body injury. Stu Bickel replaced him on the fourth line. ... Arizona has allowed at least one power-play goal in eight straight games. Theo Walcott Jersey . 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Playing precisely the way they did to earn the No. 1 seed -- before a late-season swoon -- the Pacers held the Wizards to a franchise-low scoring total Friday night to win 85-63 and take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series. "Listen, we dont worry about if were looking good for TV. The other teams can do that, can fill that void with fancy basketball. We dont worry about that," Indiana forward David West said. "Were OK with this. We can win games in the 80s." Set aside Georges 23 points, and neither team looked good on offence. Not at all. It was 17-all after the first quarter, and the Pacers led 34-33 at halftime, only the 13th time teams combined for 67 or fewer points in a playoff game in the shot-clock era, according to STATS. After allowing 102 points in Washingtons Game 1 victory, Indiana has won two in a row, including holding the Wizards to 82 in Game 2. Game 4 in the best-of-seven series is Sunday night in Washington. "This was probably the ugliest game of the post-season thus far. This is our style of basketball," said George, who helped limit Bradley Beal to 6-for-19 shooting. "Thats what we do. Whether you like it or not, are a fan of watching our games or not, defence is what we hang our hats on." Washington made only 24 field goals, a team post-season worst, on 73 attempts, 32.9 per cent. That included 4 of 16 on 3s, and it didnt get much better on free throws, where the Wizards were 11 of 21. "A clunker," Wizards coach Randy Wittman called it. The Wizards never had scored fewer than 75 points in a playoff game -- the previous low came in a first-round series-ending victory against Chicago 1 1/2 weeks ago -- or fewer than 64 in a regular-season game. The 63 points also matched the fourth-lowest total by any club since 1954-55, according to STATS. "They took us out of our comfort zone offensively," Wizards forward Drew Gooden said. "We were overly confident. ... This is a humbling expperience for us. Emiliano Martinez Jersey. " So much for the bandwagon-hopping in Washington. There were boos on occasion, and most of the fans started heading to the exits after Georges 3 with 3 1/2 minutes left made it 75-58. The 7-foot-2 Hibbert was again a factor for Indiana at both ends, coming up with three blocks and forcing Washingtons players to alter other shots. He also contributed 14 points and five rebounds. Before tip-off Friday, Pacers coach Frank Vogel was asked if he sensed which version of Hibbert would show up -- the zero-point, zero-rebound disaster of Game 1 or the 28-point, nine-rebound dominator of Game 2. Vogels reply, offered with a smile: "Probably somewhere in the middle of Game 1 and Game 2." Turned out to be exactly right. "In the past two games," George said about the All-Star centre, "hes been great at just defending our basket." Beals perspective? "Im 6-3, 6-4. Hes 7-2," Beal said. "So you do the math." John Wall, Washingtons point guard, had five turnovers in his previous four games, but he had seven Friday, to go along with 15 points and six assists. Trevor Ariza had 12 points, but zero in the second half. Marcin Gortat scored four points one game after having 21. And Nene had eight points on 3-of-14 shooting and only three rebounds. "Johns got to go out and play aggressive," Wittman said. "I thought he had some indecision in transition -- Do I go? Do I dont go? -- which gets you caught up in the air and some turnovers that way." Washingtons woes shouldnt have been too surprising, given that the Pacers ranked No. 2 in the 30-team NBA in team defence during the regular season, allowing only 92.3 points per game. Not only that, but Washingtons two lowest-scoring games all season -- 66 points in one, 73 in the other -- came in losses to Indiana. And now that version of the Pacers might be back. "It feels like it," George said. "Gradually, were taking baby steps." 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