12/08 21:11 CST Coyotes rally for 4-3 shootout win over Blackhawks
Coyotes rally for 4-3 shootout win over Blackhawks
By MATT CARLSON
CHICAGO (AP) --- Conor Garland and Nick Schmaltz scored in the shootout against
Robin Lehner, and the Arizona Coyotes rallied from two goals down to to beat
the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Sunday night.
Patrick Kane connected against Darcy Kuemper in the tiebreaker as the Coyotes
improved to 5-2 in shootouts this season and finished a 3-1 road trip.
Garland got his team-leading 12th goal in regulation, and Carl Soderberg and
Christian Fischer also scored. Kuemper finished with 26 saves through overtime.
Jonathan Toews has a goal and two assists for his first three-point game this
season. Alex DeBrincat and Dominik Kubalik also scored for injury-depleted
Chicago, which played beyond regulation for the third straight game following
an overtime win at Boston on Thursday and a shootout win at New Jersey the
Lehner had 44 saves --- including several sensational ones --- as the Coyotes
Chicago led 3-1 after one period.
Toews opened the scoring 53 seconds in. He connected on a backhand deflection
of Calvin de Haan's soft cross-ice feed, despite being tied up with defenseman
DeBrincat's power-play goal at 8:40 made it 2-0. The forward slipped behind
Arizona's defense on the left side, took Kane's feed, then burst to the net and
beat Kuemper high on the glove side.
Arizona cut to 2-1 at 11 minutes from a goalmouth scramble when Christian's
Dvorak's feed from the left side of the net ticked in off Fischer's skate.
Kubalik's midair deflection of Connor Murphy's shot from the left point with
2:05 left in the first restored Chicago's two-goal lead.
Garland and Soderberg scored power-play goals in the second to tie it at 3.
Garland trimmed it to 3-2 at 6:32 on a wrist shot from the slot.
Chicago rookie defenseman Dennis Gilbert and Demers squared off in a
free-swinging fight at 7:01. Gilbert was assessed an extra minor penalty for
instigating, as well as a 10-minute misconduct.
Soderberg knotted it at 3 on the ensuing man advantage at 8:53 when his pass
from right circle deflected off Chicago' defenseman Slater Koekkoek's stick and
over Lehner's shoulder.
Lehner robbed Clayton Keller with a flashy glove save at 9:19 of the scoreless
third to keep it tied. Keller was alone at the low edge of the right circle
during Arizona's fifth straight power-play when he fired and Lehner reached to
grab the shot.
Lehner slid across the crease to stop Jakob Chychrun at 1:40 of overtime.
Kuemper blocked Toews' tip-in attempt from the edge of the crease during
Chicago's power-play midway through the extra period.
Arizona finished the OT on a power-play of its own after Toews sent off for
NOTES: DeBrincat has goals in three straight games after going 12 games without
one. ... Chicago D Duncan Keith (groin) missed his fifth game. Coach Jeremy
Colliton said the 36-year-old two-time Norris Trophy winner hasn't resumed
skating and remains out "week-to-week." ... Chicago D Olli Maatta missed his
third game (illness) and F Andrew Shaw sat out his fourth (concussion
protocol). ... The Blackhawks recalled F Dylan Sikura from Rockford of the AHL
and re-assigned F Anton Wedin. ... Arizona scratched F Michael Chaput, F
Barrett Hayton and D Aaron Ness.
Coyotes: Host Calgary on Tuesday night.
Blackhawks: At Vegas on Tuesday night to start a three-game trip.
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