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Joe Vitale has goal and assist, Mike Smith makes 23 saves to lift Coyotes over Canucks 4-2

  • Vancouver Canucks center Shawn Matthias (27) tries to get a shot past Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith (41) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

    Vancouver Canucks center Shawn Matthias (27) tries to get a shot past Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith (41) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vancouver Canucks Alexander Edler (23) looks on after Arizona Coyotes Jeff Halpern (14) put a shot past Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

    Vancouver Canucks Alexander Edler (23) looks on after Arizona Coyotes Jeff Halpern (14) put a shot past Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vancouver Canucks center Shawn Matthias (27) tries to get around Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

    Vancouver Canucks center Shawn Matthias (27) tries to get around Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)  (The Associated Press)

Joe Vitale had a goal and an assist, Mike Smith made 23 saves and the Arizona Coyotes defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 Monday night.

Brandon McMillan, Shane Doan and David Moss also scored for the Coyotes, who improved to 4-0-2 in exhibition play. Oliver Ekman-Larsson added two assists.

Derek Dorsett and Radim Vrbata scored for Vancouver, which got 31 saves from free-agent addition Ryan Miller.

The score was tied 1-all before the Coyotes scored twice in the second period.

MacMillan made it 2-1 at 10:55 when his shot was stopped by Miller and rebounded in off Vancouver defenseman Luca Sbisa. Doan then stretched the lead to two on a power play with 1:15 left, deflecting home Mikkel Boedker's shot from the point.

Canucks defenseman Frank Corrado sustained an upper-body injury in the second and did not return.