New York, NY (Sports Network) - Brandon Dubinsky netted the game-winner in the second period and Nikolai Zherdev added three assists as the New York Rangers topped Phoenix, 4-1, at Madison Square Garden.
Scott Gomez returned after a five-game absence from an ankle injury to score a goal for the Rangers, who snapped a two-game slide and have won four of six overall.
Blair Betts and Dan Girardi also tallied while Henrik Lundqvist stopped 35 shots to post his 13th win.
Enver Lisin scored the lone goal for the Coyotes, who have lost six in a row. Ilya Bryzgalov took the loss despite making 32 saves.
Dubinsky's tap-in at the right post gave the Rangers a 2-1 lead 1:15 into the second period. Zherdev did most of the work on the play, carrying the puck around the Coyotes' net from right to left before stuffing the disc against the post. After it slid through the crease, Dubinsky managed to get his stick on the puck and direct it over the goal line.
Girardi's point blast on the power play made it 3-1 for the Blueshirts at 7:37 of the third and Gomez hit the empty-net clincher with 28 seconds remaining.
Phoenix picked up the game's first goal as Lisin took a lead-pass from Olli Jokinen and tucked it home 4:08 into the contest.
New York knotted the game on a great individual effort by Betts, who zipped around Bryzgalov and deposited a shot into a half-open net with 6:27 remaining.