The Arizona Coyotes salvaged a point out of a sleepy performance, but were unable to take advantage of three-on-three over-time in their 3-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils.
No scoring in the first period. In fact, almost no opportunities to score in the first either. A very low event period overall.
1-0 New Jersey - The power play woes continue for Arizona, as the Devils intercept a missed pass in the offensive zone to generate a two-on-one chance. Travis Zajac buried the puck after Oliver Ekman-Larsson committed to defending Jacob Josefson. Secondary assist from Adam Larsson at 19:33.
1-1 Tie - The Coyotes get their power play back to even on the night, as a beautiful Oliver Ekman-Larsson cross-ice pass hits Martin Hanzal. Hanzal feeds Max Domi, which allows Anthony Duclair to sneak in behind the defense and tuck the puck in behind Cory Schneider at 0:47 of the third.
2-1 New Jersey - Arizona does not convert on the power play, and on the ensuing rush up ice Mike Cammalleri buries one behind Mike Smith, who was screened on the shot. Assist to Travis Zajac on the goal at 7:09.
2-2 Tie - With the net empty, Mikkel Boedker pump fakes John Moore, and takes a shot through traffic that finds its way past Schneider at 19:10. Assists to Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Michael Stone.
3-2 New Jersey - After a uncalled cross-check on Martin Hanzal, the Devils take it up ice 3 on 1. Try as he might, Max Domi is unable to prevent the tic-tac-toe passing that results in Adam Larsson's overtime winner at 0:43 of the extra frame. Assists to Travis Zajac and Lee Stempniak.
Shots & Other Stats
|Arizona Coyotes||New Jersey Devils|
|First Period Shots||2||5|
|Second Period Shots||10||12|
|Third Period Shots||7 (+1 OT)||7 (+1 OT)|
|Power Plays||1 for 5||0 for 3|
- Be sure to check out All About The Jersey for the Devils' perspective on tonight's game.
- Matthias Plachta - called up from AHL Springfield yesterday - was a healthy scratch, along with Stefan Elliott and John Scott.
- Only two players for the Coyotes had multiple shots on goal through 40 minutes. Nicklas Grossmann and Shane Doan.
- Congratulations to Doan on playing 1,400 games in his NHL career.
- Arizona has allowed four shorthanded goals in six games this season. Last season, they allowed seven in 82 games.
- The Coyotes also led the league in goals scored by rookies with eight so far this year going into tonight's game. Duclair's tally added to that total.
- After the Zajac short-handed goal, Mikkel Boedker was moved off the point back in deep on the power play.
- Kyle Chipchura picked up the team's second fighting major on the season after Joe Vitale's fight on Saturday night.
Arizona stays in the area for their next game, a Thursday night contest against Keith Yandle and the New York Rangers. Puck drop is at 4 PM Arizona time.