After two wins on the road, the Arizona Coyotes came back to Glendale, hoping the secret to their success came back with them.
With a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers, it appears it did.
Arizona got production up and down its lineup and cruised to their third consecutive victory, and their fourth victory in their last five games.
1-0 Edmonton: Taylor Hall scored his seventh of the season on a nifty feed from Leon Draisaitl. Hall got enough separation from Michael Stone to dart in front of Smith and tuck the puck five-hole. Assists to Draisaitl and Andrej Sekera on the goal at 3:03.
1-1 Tie: Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored his second goal of the season thanks to a deflection off of Darnell Nurse. The puck came to Ekman-Larsson after Brad Richardson forced a giveaway down below the Edmonton net. Richardson received the only assist on the goal at 16:49
2-1 Arizona: The Coyotes got a much deserved power play goal courtesy of Shane Doan, who went to the net and was in perfect position to put home a Max Domi pass. Assists to Domi and Tobias Rieder on the power play goal at 13:47.
3-1 Arizona: Stefan Elliott scored his first goal as a Coyote thanks to...John Scott? Scott fed the puck through with just enough pace to sneak by Edmonton's defense, and Elliott ladled in the goal. Assists to Scott and Kyle Chipchura at 17:29.
4-1 Arizona: Max Domi continued his white-hot rookie debut with a backhanded scramble in front of the net. The goal was originally credited to Brad Richardson, but was subseqently changed later in the third. Assist to Michael Stone at 11:28.
|Edmonton Oilers||Arizona Coyotes|
|First Period Shots||7||8|
|Second Period Shots||14||10|
|Third Period Shots||7||4|
|Power Plays||0 for 4||1 for 3|
- For the Edmonton perspective, check out The Copper & Blue.
- Steve Downie missed his second consecutive game, which allowed Scott to draw in instead.
- Anders Nilsson got the nod for the Oilers after playing the night before in Anaheim. He made 18 saves.
- Not only did the Coyotes keep a clean sheet while shorthanded, they took no penalties in the third period (though there was about 30 seconds of carry-over time from the second).
- Ekman-Larsson's goal was his fifth point in the his last six games.
- With two points tonight, Max Domi pulled just one point behind Chicago's Artemi Panarin for the rookie scoring lead in the NHL.
- Attendance: 15,545
Arizona heads right back out on the road, as the Coyotes next head to Columbus to play the Blue Jackets. Puck drop is at 5 PM Arizona time on Saturday.