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Kessel, Raanta help Coyotes stop Blues' 8-game win streak

Arizona Coyotes right wing Phil Kessel (81) celebrates his goal against the St. Louis Blues with Coyotes left wing Lawson Crouse (67) during the third...
Arizona Coyotes center Nick Schmaltz (8) celebrates his goal against the St. Louis Blues with Coyotes center Derek Stepan (21) and Coyotes center Carl...
Arizona Coyotes right wing Phil Kessel (81) gets the puck past St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen (34) and Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (27) f...
St. Louis Blues defenseman Colton Parayko tries to regain control after falling on the ice during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the A...
St. Louis Blues center Oskar Sundqvist (70) gets sent to the ice by Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun (6) during the second period of an NHL h...
St. Louis Blues left wing Jacob de la Rose (61) tries to get his stick on the puck after Arizona Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta (32) makes a save as ...

Arizona Coyotes right wing Phil Kessel (81) celebrates his goal against the St. Louis Blues with Coyotes left wing Lawson Crouse (67) during the third...

Arizona Coyotes center Nick Schmaltz (8) celebrates his goal against the St. Louis Blues with Coyotes center Derek Stepan (21) and Coyotes center Carl...

Arizona Coyotes right wing Phil Kessel (81) gets the puck past St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen (34) and Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (27) f...

St. Louis Blues defenseman Colton Parayko tries to regain control after falling on the ice during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the A...

St. Louis Blues center Oskar Sundqvist (70) gets sent to the ice by Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun (6) during the second period of an NHL h...

St. Louis Blues left wing Jacob de la Rose (61) tries to get his stick on the puck after Arizona Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta (32) makes a save as ...

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Phil Kessel scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and the Arizona Coyotes beat St. Louis 3-1 Tuesday night to halt the Blues' eight-game winning streak.

Conor Garland also scored, Jakob Chychrun assisted on both goals and Antti Raanta stopped 38 shots as the Coyotes ended a three-game losing streak. Nick Schmaltz added an empty-net power-play goal.

Kessel took a pass from Lawson Crouse behind two defenders and buried one to make it 2-1 7:20 into the third period.

Schmaltz raised his team-leading point total to 32. The Coyotes earned the 1,300th win in franchise history.

Tyler Bozak scored the Blues’ only goal. The Blues ended up 0 for 4 on power plays and lost despite outshooting the Coyotes 38-27. St. Louis failed to score on a power play for the first time in five games.

The Coyotes had been 0 for 11 over their last four games on the power play before going 2 for 4 on Tuesday.

Garland went high over goaltender Jake Allen’s glove with four seconds left on the Coyotes’ first power play to give Arizona the lead at 8:05 of the first period. It gave Garland his team-leading 14th goal.

The Blues tied it at 14:53. With the Coyotes unable to clear the puck from their zone, Alex Steen drove in and backhanded a pass to Bozak for his eighth goal of the season.

The Coyotes finished the first period on a four-minute power play, thanks to a double minor for holding and unsportsmanlike conduct against the Blues’ Ivan Barbashev. St. Louis kept Arizona from scoring, drawing cheers from Blues fans.

St. Louis went on a 5-on-3 power play early in the second period after a tripping call against Raanta and a hooking penalty on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson. The Blues couldn’t convert.

Arizona’s Vinnie Hinostroza hit the crossbar with a shot at 5:59 of the second period. Despite several chances for both teams, neither managed a goal in the second 20 minutes.

Allen had 23 saves for St. Louis, which lost for just the fifth time in regulation time on the road this season.

NOTES: Blues D Justin Faulk played his 600th career game. ... St. Louis has lost six of its last seven games to Arizona, and has been outscored 25-11 in those games. ... Coyotes F Michael Grabner was scratched, missing his third game of the season. F Michael Chaput, called up from Tucson of the AHL on Monday, was also scratched, as was D Aaron Ness. ... C Derek Stepan played Tuesday and registered an assist after taking a jarring hit in the second period of last Sunday’s 4-2 loss to Dallas, and leaving the game. ... The Coyotes saluted currently injured goaltender Darcy Kuemper, announcing his All-Star designation to the crowd in the first period.

UP NEXT

St. Louis: At Colorado Thursday night.

Arizona: Hosts Anaheim Thursday night.

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Updated : 2021-06-22 14:52 GMT+08:00