ARIZONA COYOTES

Christian Fischer opens Mullett Arena’s NHL scoring tally with 2 goals

Oct 28, 2022, 9:04 PM | Updated: Oct 29, 2022, 12:05 am
Arizona Coyotes right wing Christian Fischer, center right, celebrates his goal against Winnipeg Je...

Arizona Coyotes right wing Christian Fischer, center right, celebrates his goal against Winnipeg Jets goaltender David Rittich (33) during the first period of an NHL hockey game at Mullett Arena in Tempe, Ariz., Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

TEMPE — Mullett Arena opened for NHL action Friday and it started well for the home squad.

With 9:43 left in the first period, Arizona Coyotes right winger Christian Fischer placed the puck in the back of the net off of a great pass from defenseman Troy Stetcher, scoring the first-ever NHL goal at Mullett Arena.

Stetcher and fellow defenseman Patrik Nemeth were awarded the first two assists in the arena’s NHL history.

Fischer was not done igniting the rowdy crowd decked out in mullet wigs given out by the team.

He scored again with 4:32 left in the first period off of an assist by forward Jack McBain.

Fischer would have for sure fired up the crowd again and the mullet wigs would have hit the ice in place of hats if he had completed the hat trick with a third goal on the night.

Unfortunately for the Coyotes, though, they ultimately lost to the Jets 3-2 in overtime.

However, Arizona did at least earn one point in the team’s first game at its temporary arena for at least the next three seasons.

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