Vancouver (AP) -- Reporting live following the Vancouver Canucks and Phoenix Coyotes season opener in Vancouver, BC no one expected a 4-1 result, not even the new Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Ryan Yessie dispite having recent acqusition Niko Dimitrakos in the line-up "I made a mistake and i apologize to Niko for that mistake i didn't hand in an updated line-up in time, and he wasn't able to play. I was suprised and very proud and impressed by the way the team played, i knew we could win this game but i never thought we would take it 4-1, I personally consider Vancouver a powerhouse in our division Mr. Keogh the GM of the Canucks has put together a very good team, and am glad to say i have recorded my first win against such a solid team." Yessie continues in his post-game news conference to commend several players. "Rod Brind'Amour was impressive for us, a great workhorse that punded out 35 or so minutes without being on the ice for a single goal from the opposition, Sutherby made great time with what he had on the ice 4 shots and 2 assists, and helped out on the penalty kill, Hatcher played the game that was expected of him throwing twice as many hits as anyone on either team and playing solid shutdown defence, Clarke Wilm and the 3rd line really steped it up a notch dispite being looked upon as depth players, and last but not least Mike Dunham played amazing shutting down the Vancouver Canucks top line tonight dispite our defence allowing them to record 9 shots; 1/3 of Vancouvers shots on goal tonight." The Phoenix Coyotes will not have much time to celebrate as they are one of four teams in the league that play each of the first 4 days of the season. Fortunately for the Coyotes they will be opening up a 3 game home stand where they will have to face another Perrenial contender in the Carolina Hurricanes "We have 2 goals in Phoenix this year, to make sure we work hard and play our game, and try to make other teams play Phoenix Coyote hockey, and to develop our good young talent for the teams future, in the first game of this season i believe our team did that tonight, and we'll take it one game at a time and i believe if our boys play the way they did tonight we will walk away with a win against Carolina tomorrow." Interestingly enough, the single goal from the Canucks tonight was scored on the line that Dimitrakos was slated to play on, when asked if Dimitrakos would be in the line-up tomorrow GM Yessie replied jokingly "I don't plan on making the same mistake again." So for a team that was expected to fight with Atlanta as the worst in the league, a team that had trouble just meeting league minimum requirements, the word "undefeated" sounds really good right about now, even if it is 1-0.