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By the Numbers: Coyotes lead wire-to-wire against Penguins

Phoenix Coyotes' Antoine Vermette, right, celebrates a goal by teammate Mike Ribeiro as Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) and Tanner Glass (15) look on during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

The up-and-down Phoenix Coyotes added another one to the up column Saturday.

After alternating wins and losses in their past five games, the Coyotes put together a strong all-around effort to beat the Eastern Conference-leading Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 at Arena Saturday.

Here's a closer look at the win by the numbers:


Coyotes defenseman Zbynek Michalek's goal at the 10:50 mark of the second period was his first of the season, and first since March of 2012.


Coyotes President and CEO Anthony Leblanc tweeted that the Coyotes set the franchise's regular-season single-game revenue record for the second time this season.


Saturday's win over Pittsburgh marked the Coyotes' 20th win this season when scoring first -- improving them to 20-7-3.


The Coyotes landed 26 hits on Pittsburgh, dominating the physicality battle 26-17.


Phoenix center Mike Ribeiro's goal at the 12:42 mark of the first period gave the Coyotes an early 1-0 lead, and also marked his 200th career goal.


Saturday's attendance of 17,342 -- an over-capacity sellout -- marked Phoenix's second-largest crowd of the season, behind only a New Year's Eve contest against the Edmonton Oilers, which drew 17,416.

About the Author

School: University of Akron, University of Arizona When you started with Bonneville Phoenix: Sept., 2013 Favorite sports memory: Tie between flying from Akron, Ohio to Phoenix to be at the 2008 NFC Championship and being at Game 7 of the 2001 World Series Favorite all-time athlete: Jim Thome Favorite sports movies: Tin Cup, Major League, The Waterboy Most crushing sports moment: Santonio Holmes' go-ahead touchdown in Super Bowl 43


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