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The Wrap: Coyotes Drop Saturday Matinee in Ottawa

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Dylan Gunther scored his first NHL goal, clayton keller After scoring for the second time of the season, the Coyotes ultimately lost 6-2 to the Ottawa Senators at the Canadian Tire Center on Saturday afternoon.

Karel Weimerka He made 26 saves for the Coyotes (1-4-0) with one road game remaining before heading back to Arizona for Friday’s home opener.

Shane Pinto, Josh Norris, Brady Tkachuk, Mark Castellik and Tyler Mott scored to improve to 3-2-0 on the season. Anton Forsberg stopped his 20 of his 22 shots in the face.

Pinto and Norris scored by less than two minutes in the first period to give the Senators a 2–0 lead, but the Coyotes answered early in the action-packed second, scoring 3 in the middle of 2:07. scored one goal.

Gunther’s first NHL goal came after corralling a pass from a power play. Matthias Maccheri In front of the net before listing over Forsberg’s glove. The 19-year-old rookie was vibrant in every game and had multiple scoring chances.

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“It was a scorer’s goal,” said Coyote head coach André Turigny.

Genther, who now has two points in four NHL games, later said how grateful the club’s veterans were to have a young player on their roster. Lawson CruiseGuenther, who collected the puck from behind the net after scoring, recently brought many of the team’s new faces out to dinner to make sure they felt at home.

It meant the world for the rookie forward.

“It starts at the top, when the team leaders are so welcoming and want to be around you and want to get to know you,” Gunther said. We’ll be able to play better when other young players feel more comfortable and eventually feel more comfortable. ”

His teammates were overjoyed at Gunther’s powerplay tally.

“They were so excited,” he said. “I think it’s pretty cool when they’re just as excited as you are.”

The goal cut Arizona’s deficit to 1, but Tkachuk regained Ottawa’s two-goal lead after redirecting Drake Bazarson’s shot pass to Beymerka’s left.

Keller is credited with scoring his second goal of the season after a pass deflected two skates and crept behind Forsberg just 22 seconds after Tokachuk restored Ottawa’s lead to two.

“What I like about it is that I didn’t feel any change throughout the game. I think the players stayed focused, united and fought hard,” Tourigy said. “I think this is a step in the right direction for us in terms of attitude, effort, dedication and focus.

“Of course, defensively, some things need to be cleaned up, but if the attitude and effort is kept that way, brighter days await.”

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Kastelic regained Ottawa’s two-point lead with Weimerka’s backhand shot at 6:15 in the third period, and less than a minute later, Motte stabbed in a rebound to extend Ottawa’s lead to 5-2. Tkachuk closed the scoring with his second breakaway of the game at his 12:08 of the third period.

The Coyotes will wrap up their season-opening trip in Columbus on Tuesday, with the game airing on Bally Sports Arizona (television) and ESPN 620 AM (radio). Pack drop is scheduled for 4pm MST.