Trevor Zegras buried the game-winning objective in additional time, clinching Anaheim’s dramatic 2-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Girls in Sports activities Night time at Honda Middle.
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With the win, Anaheim improved to 4-2-1 in its final seven video games and 16-29-5 general. The Geese have received three straight video games for the primary time this season and now have factors in six straight conferences in opposition to the Coyotes (4-0-2).
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Zegras earned the Geese the additional standings level in additional time, ending off a exceptional setup effort by John Klingberg, who completed with two assists. Max Jones additionally scored for Anaheim.
John Gibson earned his tenth win of the season, his third in his final 4 begins, stopping 32-of-33 Arizona pictures, together with a really jaw-dropping game-saving cease in additional time that saved the Geese alive.
Anaheim fired 45 pictures on web within the win, the membership’s finest whole of the season.
Nick Ritchie scored the lone objective for the Coyotes, who fell to 16-28-6 on the season and 6-20-4 on the street. Netminder Connor Ingram made 43 saves in a hard-luck loss after holding Arizona within the sport early.
Anaheim managed a lot of the primary interval territorially, however it might be Arizona that returned to the locker room with an early lead regardless of an 16-10 Geese edge in pictures.
The Geese practically discovered the night time’s first objective on a number of events early, first on a mad scramble in entrance of the Coyotes web that had the entire constructing holding its breath. Anaheim then saved up the stress all through a subsequent energy play, with Grade-A appears to be like coming in tight by McTavish and moments afterward a one-timer by Silfverberg.
As a substitute Arizona would go forward first, with an outdated buddy delivering the opening salvo. Two minutes after his roughing penalty expired, Ritchie held a puck in on the Anaheim blue line, sweeping it again into the zone for Christian Fischer behind the web. Fischer then stepped out in entrance and returned the favor to Ritchie, sliding a cross-seam move that Ritchie lifted dwelling earlier than his former teammate Gibson may slide throughout.
Ritchie, chosen tenth general by Anaheim in 2014, has three factors in his final two video games (1-2=3) and 9-12=21 factors in 47 video games this season.
The previous Duck practically added to the Arizona benefit within the center body, getting inside positoning within the low slot and coming inches from shoveling dwelling a rebound from the aspect of the web, however Gibson stretched throughout to get simply sufficient with the left pad to maintain it a one-goal sport.
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The Geese lastly solved Ingram late within the second interval, pulling even and cueing ‘Bro Hymn’ inside Honda Middle for the primary time on their thirtieth shot of the night time. Klingberg fired a shot from alongside the suitable wing wall, which was blocked on the way in which. Jones received the race to the unfastened puck although, turning and firing a wrister over Ingram’s glove to carry the Geese again degree.
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Jones has objectives in two of his final 5 video games (2-0=2). With the first help, Klingberg has discovered the scoresheet in three of his final six appearances (1-3=4).
That 1-1 impasse lasted all the way in which to what turned a really wild 3-on-3 additional time session, completely stocked filled with high quality scoring possibilities and breakaways on each ends. Anaheim practically missed on two 1-on-0 appears to be like at Ingram whereas Gibson denied Arizona the additional standings level with an unbelievable theft of defenseman Jakub Chychrun.
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The dam would lastly break with 86 seconds to go within the additional interval. Klingberg took the puck away within the offensive zone and danced to the web, drawing the complete consideration of Arizona’s protection earlier than leaving a drop move for Zegras, who buried it previous Ingram for the game-winning objective.
Zegras has factors in 11 of his final 13 video games (8-7=15). The sport-winner marked his third profession OT objective, his second of the season. The 21-year-old is tied-for-eighth amongst NHL leaders in objectives (eight) in January.
The Geese return from the All-Star break with a two-game street journey, starting Monday, Feb. 6 at Dallas.