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Coyotes vs. Maple Leafs - NHL Game Recap - October 17, 2022

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TORONTO — — Shayne Gostisbehere scored on a power play late in the third period to add an assist as the Arizona Coyotes earned their first win of the season on Monday night with a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. did.

Christian Fisher, Nick Ritchie, and Lawson Claus also scored for Arizona, opening the season with two losses. Karel Beimerka made 26 saves for the Coyotes to take a 2-0 lead with less than eight minutes left in regulation.

William Nylander and Mitch Marner scored goals for Toronto, while Jon Tavares added two assists to reach his 900th career point. Eric Kalgren finished with 15 saves in his first start of the season.

After the Maple Leafs tied the score 2-2 in the second half of the third, Gostisbehere scored on a power play with 1:33 left in regulation.

Toronto appeared to have tied it again when Carfoot scored with 39 seconds remaining, but the NHL Situation Room ruled that there had been a handpass by defender Morgan Lilly earlier in the sequence, and ruled the goal out. did.

Kroos sealed the win with an empty net with 10.2 seconds remaining as boos poured in from the stands.

Kalgren, a seventh-round pick from Arizona in the 2015 NHL Draft, received a call that Ilya Samsonov was taking a breather and Matt Murray (groin) was on the long-term injured list.

The Coyotes, who opened the season with 12-5 combined wins in Boston and Pittsburgh, took a stunning lead with 25.8 seconds remaining in the first period over the highly favored Maple Leafs.

Richie signed with Toronto in the summer of 2021 and played in the top line alongside Marner and Ouston Matthews before falling out of favor and then being traded to Arizona. On his third goal, he shot from a slot away from the posts and into Calgren. in 3 games.

The Maple Leafs had two opportunities for man advantage early on. Coyotes rarely touched the pack for long. This looked like a long game of keeping him away, but only scored five shots in total.

After finishing 31st in the overall standings last season, the Coyotes look destined for a similar finish in the 2022-23 season, but in the second 8:30 Fischer held Calgren tight between the pads. 2-0 lead.

Toronto nearly gave up another goal later in that period, but Kalgren held the Forts on a Coyote power play before the Maple Leafs were booed off the ice at Scotiabank Arena in the second intermission. .

The crowd was even more restless in the third period when Toronto’s power play had four consecutive chances without registering a shot. Kalgren followed suit by stopping Zach Cassian on a breakaway to put his team down two.

The Maple Leafs made another power play, and after much fan frustration, finally got on the boards when Nylander picked up the loose puck and shot the third with 7:06 left in regulation. rice field.

Marner got the forward line on Blender and jumped on Coyote’s turnover just 24 seconds later to equalize.

majin out

The Maple Leafs lost defenseman Jake Mazin to a neck injury in the second period. The 33-year-old missed the start of training camp with back discomfort.


Coyote: Thursday night at the Montreal Canadiens.

Maple Leafs: Hosts the Dallas Stars Thursday night.


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