The Coyotes are used to doing more with less.

It's been their way of business while their payroll has been stranded among the league's lowest totals for the past five years.

That opportunistic identity hasn't popped up nearly enough this season, but it headlined their effort Friday as they scored three of their goals on three consecutive shots in the second period in assembling an impressive 5-0 win over the Canucks in front of 18,708 at Rogers Arena to snap a three-game losing streak."That's a positive sign," coach Dave Tippett said. "We've been waiting for some breaks, and we got a few tonight."

Center Martin Hanzal led the way with a natural hat trick – the latter two goals coming in the span of nine seconds – and backup Devan Dubnyk turned aside 35 shots for his ninth career shutout and third against the Canucks.

What made the success even sweeter was that it came against the team's nemesis, goalie Ryan Miller, who suffered his first career loss to the Coyotes in facing 23 shots.

Hanzal had his first at 14:56 of the first on the team's third shot when he finished a give-and-go up the ice with Keith Yandle, slipping a wrist shot past Miller. The Canucks, meanwhile, totaled 12 shots that period.

The Coyotes didn't reach double-digits in shots until there was 4:57 left in the second but on their next attempt – their 11th – they went up 2-0 with Hanzal's second.

He redirected a Tobias Rieder shot with his stick at 15:25 and even though the call on the ice was a good goal, it went to video review. Although Hanzal's stick looked dangerously close to eclipsing the crossbar, there wasn't enough video evidence to overturn the call so it stood.