Coyotes come back to force OT, pick up point in loss to Golden Knights

May 1, 2021, 10:36 PM | Updated: 10:47 pm
Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson, left, scores a goal against Arizona Coyotes goaltende...
Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson, left, scores a goal against Arizona Coyotes goaltender Darcy Kuemper (35) as Coyotes defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson (4) arrives late to defend during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, May 1, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jonathan Marchessault scored on a power play at 3:04 of overtime, Marc-Andre Fleury moved into a tie for the third on the NHL’s all-time wins list and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Saturday night.

The Coyotes got off to a slow start a night after ending the Golden Knights’ 10-game winning streak with a 3-0 win Friday.

William Karlsson and Mark Stone scored to put Vegas up and Fleury was sharp through the first two periods.

Arizona came to life in the third period, with Christian Fischer scoring midway through and Christian Dvorak tying it on a power play with 5:30 left.

Arizona was called for too many men on the ice in overtime and Marchessault beat Darcy Kuemper from the left circle to help Vegas maintain a four-point lead in the West Division after Colorado beat San Jose. The Golden Knights have won 11 of 12.

Fleury stopped 19 shots match Roberto Luongo for third all-time with 289 wins.

Kuemper stopped 31 shots for Arizona, which four points behind St. Louis for the final playoff spot in the West Division with four games left.

The Golden Knights and Coyotes played a physical game on Friday and the hits kept coming less than 24 hours later.

Vegas dominated early, firing off 14 of the first 15 shots and Karlsson scored on a one-timer from just outside the crease on a pass by Reilly Smith.

Stone made it 2-0 midway through the second, beating Kuemper to the glove side after an ill-advised drop pass by Arizona’s Christian Fischer at the other end led to a 2-on-1. Stone eclipsed 20 goals for the eighth straight season.

Fleury stopped Phil Kessel on an early breakaway in the third period, but Fischer beat him to the stick side midway through after a puck caromed to the slot.

Dvorak tied it when he skated free through the slot on a power play and beat Fleury to the stick side.


The Coyotes host the first of two games against the Los Angeles Kings on Monday.

Penguin Air

Arizona Coyotes

Fans watch as the Arizona Coyotes warm up before the NHL game against the Nashville Predators at Gi...
Character Counts

Arizona Coyotes Foundation’s 2022-23 grant cycle to open July 1

The Arizona Coyotes Foundation announced that the 2022-23 grant cycle will open from July 1 and run through Aug. 1.
6 days ago
National Hockey League Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly announces the Arizona Coyotes #3 overall draft...
Arizona Sports

Here’s where the Arizona Coyotes pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft

The 2022 NHL Entry Draft is set to be a big one for the Coyotes, having seven selections in the draft's top 45 picks.
6 days ago
Logan Cooley speaks at the Top Prospects Media Availability at the NHL Scouting Combine at HarborCe...
Sam Graveline

Coyotes nab F Logan Cooley in Bleacher Report’s latest NHL mock draft

Bleacher Report's Lyle Richardson has the Coyotes taking American center Logan Cooley with the No. 3 overall pick in his latest mock draft.
8 days ago
President, CEO & Alternate Governor Xavier A. Gutierrez (Photo by Kelsey Grant/NHLI via Getty I...
Arizona Sports

Coyotes hope to agree with Tempe on arena plan by end of year

Arizona Coyotes CEO and president Xavier Gutierrez said an ideal timeline to get an agreement on a new arena would be by the end of 2022.
12 days ago
(Twitter Photo/@NHL_On_TNT)...
Jake Anderson

Paul Bissonnette gets new haircut after losing bet on Stanley Cup Playoffs

Former Coyotes player and current analyst Paul Bissonnette paid up after losing a Stanley Cup Playoffs bet with an interesting haircut.
19 days ago
Shane Doan walks out onto the ice during a pregame ceremony in his honor and to retire his jersey a...
Arizona Sports

Shane Doan: Work now begins for Coyotes in next phase of arena plans

Arizona Coyotes chief hockey development officer Shane Doan discussed the city council vote going in favor of the Coyotes.
23 days ago
Coyotes come back to force OT, pick up point in loss to Golden Knights