Coyotes recover for shootout victory against Capitals


  • The Arizona Coyotes squandered a three-goal lead but defeated the Washington Capitals 4-3 in the shootout at Capital One Arena on Monday to end their three-game winless streak and Washington’s six-game winning streak.

  • T.J. Oshie tied the game 3-3 when he put in the rebound of Alex Ovechkin’s shot with 1:16 left in the third period.
  • Oshie scored at 2:14 of overtime, but the goal was overturned when video review showed Oshie was offside on the play.

“We had a good shift right after that, and we were buzzing around in their zone a little bit,” Oshie said. “That’s fine. You just try to go out there and do it again.”

  • Arizona’s Nick Schmaltz and Conor Garland scored the only goals of the shootout.

“You come back from the dead,” Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said of the overturned goal. “We had a chance there [in overtime] with Vinnie [Hinostroza], and in the shootout, you’ve got to give the guys there, [Schmaltz] and [Garland], credit for the great goals for us.”

  • Clayton Keller, Christian Fischer and Michael Grabner scored for the Coyotes (10-6-2), who were 0-2-1 in their previous three games. Antti Raanta made 31 saves.

  • Evgeny Kuznetsov scored twice, and Ilya Samsonov made 32 saves for the Capitals (13-2-4), who extended their point streak to 12 games (10-0-2).

“The first two periods were not at all how we want to play,” Washington coach Todd Reirden said. “Credit the guys for staying with it and turning it around in the third, but we didn’t have to do that to ourself. We’re fortunate to get a point out of this game.”

NHL Highlights | Coyotes vs. Capitals – Nov. 11, 2019

Extra Notes

  • Demers returned after missing two games because of a lower-body injury.
  • He was minus-1 with one blocked shot in 19:53. …
  • Grabner has three goals and two assists during a five-game point streak. …
  • The Capitals had scored at least one goal in 18 consecutive periods before being shut out in the first period. …
  • Washington forward Richard Panik returned after missing 10 games because of an upper-body injury.
  • He was plus-1 with two hits in 10:47.
Sources & Credits: Harvey Valentine /, ARI Coyotes, WAS Capitals

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