Coyotes Roll Over Avalanche

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Jeremy Roenick doesn't want to explain it. He just wants to enjoy it.

Roenick scored three goals for the second straight night to lead the Phoenix Coyotes to a 7-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night.

Roenick, who started the scoring spree Thursday night in a victory over New Jersey, has eight points in the two games. He leads the Coyotes with 14 goals in 18 games.

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  • "When you get hot like this, you don't try to analyze it," Roenick said. "You just have to enjoy it. You can't really explain it. The puck is going in."

    Keith Tkachuk added two goals against the Avalanche, and Greg Adams and Shane Doan each had a goal as the Coyotes extended their winning streak to five games.

    Tkachuk said it's fun to watch Roenick when he is so hot.

    "Right now, everything he is shooting is going in," said Tkachuk. "If he continues to play like that, he's going to be unstoppable. He's flying right now."

    Goalie Sean Burke won his second game in his second start since being obtained from Florida in a Nov. 19 trade. Burke made 28 saves for his 20th career shutout.

    "Everyone played well," Burke said. "We did a great job of getting guys to the outside."

    Roenick scored 18:47 into the first period off a feed from Dallas Drake. Roenick faked goalie Patrick Roy to the ice, slid to Roy's right and flipped in the puck.

    Tkachuk made it 2-0 with a power-play goal 4:41 ino the second period. Teppo Numminen fired a shot from the left circle that was redirected in by Tkachuk.

    Roenick's second goal came on a 2-on-1 rush with Tkachuk 13:12 into the second period. Tkachuk pushed a pass across the slot to Roenick, who beat Roy with a high shot.

    The Coyotes made it 4-0 when Tkachuk tipped in a shot by Numminen on a power play with 11:35 remaining. Adams scored on a slap shot with 7:25 left. Roenick got his third goal with 6:01 left on a pass from Tkachuk, and Doan completed the scoring.

    The two scores on the power play gave the Coyotes four power-play goals in the past two games. Prior to those games, the Coyotes were in a 2-for-36 slump.

    "We made good decisions," Coyotes coach Bob Francis said. "Special teams executed well. You can't find much fault with the effort."

    Colorado, 1-4-1 in its last six, is expected to have star forward Peter Forsberg back in the lineup Saturday night in Calgary. Forsberg, who underwent shoulder surgery in June, has not played this season.

    "We had a bad start and just let it snowball," said Colorado's Joe Sakic, who has 999 career points. "It was just an awful effort. If you start out like that against that team, you're going to get buried and we did."

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