Arizona Coyotes beat the Vegas Golden Knights 5-2 at home


Northeast Valley News

The Coyotes welcomed eight more new players into the fold on Saturday via the NHL Entry Draft.

Sarah Hall, Reporter

The Coyotes looked to bounce back against the Golden Knights after Wednesday and bounce back they did winning 5-2.

The Coyotes started their game on time and were dialed in the whole game.

The Coyotes scored on their first power play of the game, Christian Dvorak scoring his first goal of the season at 3:22 of the first period. 1-0.

The Golden Knights tied it up 1-1 with an unassisted shot from Shea Theodore.

Coyotes scored in the second period, Derick Brassard got a pass from Tyler Pitlick and slapshot it low on Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner.

The Coyotes Scored again in the second period, Nick Schmaltz with a wrister from down low, 3-1

The Coyotes scored in the third period, Conor Garland shooting backhand five-hole on Lehner, 4-1.

Golden Knight forward Cody Glass made it 4-2 in the third period.

Jordan Oesterle long shot from the red line empty-net goal 5-2.

Play of the Game

Conor Garland’s goal against Lehner making the score 4-1. The set up of the play from Drake Caggiula was a beautiful pass to Garland. You can see the goal here.

Player of the Game

Conor Garland had a three-point night, one goal and two assists. Conor Garland continues to impress those who thought he wouldn’t make it because of his size. Garland will continue to surprise and impress throughout this season.

Quote of the Game

Tocchet said, “We had some big moments there and we came through. That’s the key, right? Schmaltzy: Big moment. Garland: Big moment. Darcy Kuemper: Big moments. This game is about big moments.”