GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Hoffman defeat goalie Antti Raanta around the shoulder with a wrist shot 1:49 into extra time to give the St. Louis Blues a five-four victory around the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday evening in the sixth of seven straight video games among the groups.
The team played four straight video games in St. Louis, with Arizona winning the last a few. The Blues won four-1 on Friday evening in Arizona and tied the sequence 3-3 with the extra time victory. They will end off the longest—regular sequence in NHL history Monday at Gila River Arena.
“It feels pretty much like a playoff sequence,’’ reported Hoffman, who also assisted on the tying goal. “They have a great hockey team around there.’’
Ahead of a minimal crowd of 3,237, Jordan Kyrou tied it at four for the Blues with a breakaway goal with five:37 remaining in the third. Nick Schmaltz and Dryden Hunt scored in the third to give Arizona a four-3 guide.
“They’re a great hockey club,’’ Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet reported. “They won a Stanley Cup (two many years back) and they are going to make pushes. I didn’t like our get started. There had been elements of the 1st interval I believed we had been sleepy. But in the 2nd 50 percent, I liked our video game.”
Ivan Barbashev had a goal and an aid for St. Louis, and Kyle Clifford and Zach Sanford also scored, and Ville Husso created 32 will save.
Conor Garland and Barrett Hayton included plans for Arizona. Raanta stopped 30 shots.
It was the major crowd for a Coyotes property video game given that last March, when the COVID-19 pandemic moved into superior equipment. Between the crowd had been a range of 1st responders.
When requested about their presence in the arena, Garland reported: “It signifies the globe, we didn’t anticipate this (pandemic) to go on as lengthy as it has … with out them, none of this is probable.’’
It was the 2nd video game of a scheduled 11-video game homestand, which will be the longest in the 25-yr history of the Coyotes and the third-longest in NHL history.
Coyotes ahead Johan Larsson was suspended for two video games with out shell out for an unlawful examine to the head of Blues ahead Zach Stanford on Friday. Hudson Fasching was recalled from the taxi squad to substitute Larsson.
The Coyotes wore their purple reverse retro jerseys for the 1st time.