NEW YORK - Wayne Gretzky spoke in a hoarse voice through a wide smile and even mustered a few laughs.The flu and laryngitis notwithstanding, the Hall of Famer's return to Madison Square Garden could not have been better.Illne s, not anger, robbed Coach Gretzky of his voice. He didn't have to yell at his team Sunday night as the Phoenix Coyotes rolled to a Dan McCullers Jersey
5-1 rout of the New York Rangers.Back in the building where he played the final game of his brilliant career eight years earlier, Gretzky stood behind the Coyotes bench for the first time in New York and left with a most satisfying win."I don't know if it was revenge," Gretzky said. "They're a good Hines Ward Jersey
team. Over 82 games, you're going to have games where it doesn't go your way. We got a couple lucky bounces and did some good things but I know the next game they play they'll be a much different team."Joel Perrault scored twice and added an a sist in his second game of the season, and Ilya Bryzgalov rode a strong start after a rare day off and made 34 saves. The Coyotes earned their second win in two days and third Ross Cockrell Jersey
on a six-game road trip that has two stops left.The Coyotes entered with the fewest goals scored in the Western Conference and took on the Rangers, who had allowed a league-low 70. Neither trend held true.Daniel Carcillo, Radim Vrbata, Fredrik Sjostrom and Perrault scored in the second period when the Coyotes blew the game open with 11 shots. Phoenix hit the four-goal mark for the fourth time in six games."Maybe they're eating a lot of carrots," Gretzky said before breaking out in laughter. "Better eyesight."Not bad Robert Golden Jersey
for the Coyotes' first visit to the Garden since Oct. 28, 2002. The Rangers had been 9-1 against the franchise, formally the Winnipeg Jets, dating to a win on Jan. 6, 1992.