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Coyotes drop point in overtime loss to Canucks in Vancouver

Dec 3, 2022, 11:28 PM
Arizona Coyotes goalie Karel Vejmelka skates off the ice as the Vancouver Canucks celebrate their o...

Arizona Coyotes goalie Karel Vejmelka skates off the ice as the Vancouver Canucks celebrate their overtime win in an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

(Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Bo Horvat scored his second goal of the game at 4:09 of overtime and the struggling Vancouver Canucks beat the road-weary Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Saturday night.

Brock Boeser also scored for the Canucks. Spencer Martin stopped 21 shots in his first start since starter Thatcher Demko suffered a lower-body injury on Thursday night that is expected to sideline him for about six weeks.

Jakob Chychrun and Christian Fischer scored for the Coyotes, who are 0-2-2 in their last four and 4-5-3 on their 14-game homestand while construction continues at their new home at Mullett Arena. Karel Vejmelka made 29 saves.

Horvat tipped Quinn Hughes’ long shot from the slot on an overtime power play after Arizona was called for too many men.

Boeser forced overtime, dropping to one knee to get off a blistering wrist shot that soared past Vejmelka and tied the score at 2-2 with 8:12 remaining in the third period.

An errant pass led to the game’s opening goal. Arizona’s Jusso Valimaki picked off the puck and sliced it to Liam O’Brien, who sprang Fischer for a clear breakaway. Fischer slid a shot under Martin’s left pad with 8:38 left in the first for his fifth goal of the season.

Vancouver got a power-play goal of its own with 3:11 left in the opening period after Arizona’s Nick Schmaltz was called for delay of game for putting the puck over the glass. Pettersson fired a shot from distance and Horvat, stationed at the side of the net, tipped it in to tie it 1-1 with his 18th.

Arizona regained the lead 1:52 into the second after Vancouver’s Quinn Hughes was called for hooking. Chychrun launched a one-timer from the top of the faceoff circle, sending the puck sailing into the top corner of the net to give the Coyotes a 2-1 lead.

Vancouver had two goals waved off. The first when Nils Hoglander’s score was nullified by a hooking penalty on teammate J.T. Miller with about 6:30 left in the second. Then, Nils Aman’s goal 3:30 later was taken away when a video review showed Arizona’s J.J. Moser fell into the net and knocked it off its pegs “well prior” to the goal being scored.

The Canucks went 1-for-8 with the man advantage while the Coyotes were 1-for-3.

PLAYING FOR A CURE

Vancouver held its annual Hockey Fights Cancer night. Canucks players wore lavender-colored warm-up jerseys with name bars paying tribute to someone who’s battled the disease. A young cancer patient from B.C. Children’s Hospital performed the ceremonial puck drop.

UP NEXT

The Coyotes are at the Flames in Calgary on Monday night in the 13th of a season-high 14-game road trip.

Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN 620 AM / 98.7 FM HD-2.

Vancouver Canucks' Andrei Kuzmenko, of Russia, from left to right, Bo Horvat Elias Pettersson, of Sweden, and Quinn Hughes celebrate Horvat's goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) Vancouver Canucks' Bo Horvat (53) is checked by Arizona Coyotes' Clayton Keller (9) and Shayne Gostisbehere (14) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) Vancouver Canucks' Bo Horvat, left, and Elias Pettersson celebrate Horvat's goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) Arizona Coyotes goalie Karel Vejmelka, right, of the Czech Republic, allows a goal to Vancouver Canucks' Bo Horvat, not seen, as Andrei Kuzmenko, of Russia, watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) Arizona Coyotes' Christian Fischer (36) celebrates his goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) Vancouver Canucks' Brock Boeser waits for a faceoff against the Arizona Coyotes during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) Arizona Coyotes goalie Karel Vejmelka, left, makes a save as Vancouver Canucks' Brock Boeser tries to tip the puck past him during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) Arizona Coyotes' Patrik Nemeth (2), of Sweden, and Vancouver Canucks' Ilya Mikheyev (65), of Russia, vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) Arizona Coyotes goalie Karel Vejmelka, of the Czech Republic, is struck in the mask by the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks in Vancouver, British Columbia on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) Arizona Coyotes' Troy Stecher, right, checks Vancouver Canucks' Conor Garland during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) Arizona Coyotes' Patrik Nemeth (2), of Sweden, and Vancouver Canucks' Ilya Mikheyev (65), of Russia, skate after the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) Arizona Coyotes goalie Karel Vejmelka, left, of the Czech Republic, is struck in the mask by the puck as Vancouver Canucks' Brock Boeser stands in front of him during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) Arizona Coyotes' Jakob Chychrun (6), Shayne Gostisbehere (14) and Travis Boyd (72) celebrate Chychrun's goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) Vancouver Canucks goalie Spencer Martin, left, allows a goal to Arizona Coyotes' Jakob Chychrun, not seen, as Coyotes' Barrett Hayton (29) and Canucks' Luke Schenn (2) watch during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) Arizona Coyotes' Jakob Chychrun, right, celebrates his goal against the Vancouver Canucks with Shayne Gostisbehere during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) Arizona Coyotes goalie Karel Vejmelka skates during a stoppage in play during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) Vancouver Canucks goalie Spencer Martin allows a goal to Arizona Coyotes' Jakob Chychrun during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, December 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) Vancouver Canucks' Tyler Myers (57) checks Arizona Coyotes' Jakob Chychrun (6) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) Arizona Coyotes' Barrett Hayton (29) and Vancouver Canucks' Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) collide during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) Vancouver Canucks' Brock Boeser, Ilya Mikheyev and Elias Pettersson celebrate Boeser's goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) Vancouver Canucks' Brock Boeser, left, and Ilya Mikheyev celebrate Boeser's goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) Vancouver Canucks' Riley Stillman, right, Ethan Bear, back, and goalie Spencer Martin celebrate after the Canucks defeated the Arizona Coyotes during overtime in an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) Arizona Coyotes goalie Karel Vejmelka skates off the ice as the Vancouver Canucks celebrate their overtime win in an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) Vancouver Canucks' Brock Boeser (6) scores against Arizona Coyotes goalie Karel Vejmelka during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) Vancouver Canucks celebrate on the bench after Bo Horvat scored against the Arizona Coyotes during overtime in an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) Vancouver Canucks' J.T. Miller, right, checks Arizona Coyotes' Jack McBain during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) Arizona Coyotes goalie Karel Vejmelka skates during a stoppage in play during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) Arizona Coyotes goalie Karel Vejmelka (70) stops Vancouver Canucks' Elias Pettersson (40) as Canucks' Ilya Mikheyev (65) falls and Canucks' Janis Moser (90) defends during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

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