In two games for the Arizona Coyotes, Louis Domingue is making fans quite excited. Tonight, he got a helping hand from Captain Coyote himself.
Shane Doan scored two goals fourteen seconds apart in the first period to help the Coyotes grind out a 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday. It was the team's second consecutive win.
1-0 Toronto: After Michael Stone hit a falling Nazem Kadri in the head, the Leafs capitalized on the power play. Dion Phaneuf fed James van Riemsdyk at the top of the far faceoff circle, and his little stutter-step move was enough to roof the puck over Domingue's shoulder. Assists to Phaneuf and PA Parenteau on the power play goal at 15:09.
1-1 Tie: Shane Doan needed all of seven seconds after the Toronto goal to pounce on an odd carom off the boards to the slot. He beat Jonathan Bernier clean to even the score at one goal apiece. Assists to Stefan Elliott and Brad Richardson on the goal at 15:16.
2-1 Arizona: Not content with one goal, Shane Doan scored again on the same shift. This time, Doan's initial shot from the faceoff circle was stopped by Bernier, but he couldn't cover it before a sprawling Doan knocked it home. Assist to Kyle Chipchura on the goal at 15:30.
2-2 Tie: Nazem Kadri would tie the game again after a series of strong shifts from the Maple Leafs' offense. Oliver Ekman-Larsson slipped seconds before the goal, and was unable to contest Kadri's point-blank redirection into the net. Assists to Tyler Bozak and Morgan Rielly on the goal at 14:00.
3-2 Arizona: After spending several games in the press box, Connor Murphy proved to be the hero tonight, as his slapshot from the point sailed over Jonathan Bernier to give the Coyotes the win. Assists to Brad Richardson and Shane Doan on the goal at 6:06.
|Toronto Maple Leafs||Arizona Coyotes|
|First Period Shots||12||9|
|Second Period Shots||15||10|
|Third Period Shots||12||7|
|Power Plays||1 for 2||0 for 4|
- For the Toronto reaction, check out Pension Plan Puppets.
- Zbynek Michalek and Martin Hanzal were both injury scratches tonight.
- A late first period goal by Shawn Matthias was disallowed by referee Tim Peel after he determined the puck was pushed into the net via incidental contact with Louis Domingue. After a coach's challenge from Mike Babcock, the call stood.
- Like father, like son: Max Domi dropped the gloves for the first time in his NHL against the team his father spent most of his career with. Unlike his father however, his one punch on Peter Holland sent him sprawling to the ice, ending the fight quickly.
- After sitting for more than a week, Connor Murphy has now scored twice in four games.
- Nicklas Grossmann was injured late in the second period and did not return. While he is listed as day-to-day, Coach Dave Tippett expects he will be ready to play by Arizona's next game on Saturday.
- Attendance: 12,234
Arizona has three full days off before their next game, which is against the Los Angeles Kings. Puck drops at Gila River Arena at 7 PM.