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Forwards key for Arizona Coyotes in preseason win over Edmonton Oilers

Arizona Coyotes left wing Lawson Crouse (67) shoots and scores against the Edmonton Oilers during the first period of an NHL hockey preseason game Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Amber Bracken/The Canadian Press via AP

As the NHL preseason rolls on, the Arizona Coyotes have continued a win streak with Tuesday’s 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

Lawson Crouse sparked the scoring for the Coyotes in the first period with an unassisted goal.

Just three minutes into the second period, Michael Bunting notched an unassisted goal as well.

Michael Grabner and Derek Stepan each scored for the Coyotes in the win. Clayton Keller, Vinnie Hinostraza, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Kyle Capobianco each had an assist.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Riley Sheahan scored for the Oilers, who had Connor McDavid back in the lineup for the first time since suffering a knee injury in Edmonton’s final game last season.

Adin Hill made 38 saves in net for Arizona.

Mike Smith started for Edmonton and gave up two goals on 17 shots in the first two periods. Mikko Koskinen stopped 14 of 16 shots he faced in the third.

The Coyotes are back on the road Thursday as they take on the Vancouver Canucks in their second-to-last preseason game. Arizona opens the regular season in Anaheim Oct. 3.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 


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