Domingue, Korpikoski lead Arizona Coyotes past Canadiens: By the Numbers

Feb 1, 2015, 9:16 PM | Updated: 10:04 pm
Follow @AZSports...

The final 23 minutes of Saturday’s game in Ottawa was some of the worst hockey the Arizona Coyotes played all season. Just one day later, the final 23 minutes of Sunday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens was among the best.

Arizona fell behind early, allowing two goals in the game’s first five minutes behind a rookie goaltender making his first career start. However, the 22-year-old Quebec native settled down and stopped the final 16 shots he faced en route to his first NHL victory.

Lauri Korpikoski potted a pair or power play goals, while Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored his team-leading 14th goal to push the Coyotes to their 18th win of the season. All three goals came in the final 23 minutes.

Special teams played a large part in Arizona’s victory. Along with going a perfect 2-for-2 with the man advantage, the Coyotes killed off both Montreal penalties.

Here’s how the Coyotes found the win column on Super Sunday, by the numbers:

2 (Part I)

Lauri Korpikoski had his first multi-goal game of the season and first in nearly two years. His last two-goal game came on March 2, 2013.

2 (Part II)

The Coyotes won when trailing after the second period for just the second time in the team’s last 20 games.

9

Before Sunday’s victory, the Coyotes had lost their previous nine games to the Canadiens on the road. The team’s last win in Montreal was in 1996. They are now 2-6-3 in Montreal since moving to Arizona.

30

Keith Yandle picked up a pair of assists in Sunday’s game, giving him a team-leading 30 for the season.

32-20

Montreal outshot the Coyotes 10-9 in the opening period, but finished with just 10 more the rest of the way. Arizona outshot Montreal 23-10 over the final two periods and 32-20 overall.

50

The Coyotes allowed a pair of goals in the first period, pushing their season total to 50. That is the third-most goals allowed in the opening period in the NHL this season.

190:46

Arizona broke Montreal’s shutout streak of 190:46 on Korpikoski’s second-period goal. The Canadiens shut out their last two opponents before Sunday’s game.

Penguin Air

Arizona Coyotes

The Arizona Coyotes salutes the crowd after a win against the Nashville Predators at Gila River Are...
Arizona Sports

Arizona Coyotes GM Bill Armstrong: It takes time, patience to grow a tree

Arizona Coyotes GM Bill Armstrong said the organization knows it has to be patient to build and sustain a winning team.
1 day ago
General manager Bill Armstrong of the Arizona Coyotes prepares for the first round of the 2021 NHL ...
Jake Anderson

Arizona Coyotes GM ‘excited’ for potential franchise-changing NHL Draft

The 2022 NHL Draft could potentially be a franchise-changing one for the Arizona Coyotes after a turbulent few years both on and off the ice.
2 days ago
Goaltender Harri Sateri #30 of the Arizona Coyotes is congratulated by Nick Schmaltz #8 after defea...
Arizona Sports

Arizona Coyotes announce preseason schedule, to play game in Tucson

The Coyotes released their six-game preseason schedule for 2022-23 Thursday and will not play in the Valley before the regular season.
3 days ago
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Darcy Kuemper celebrates after the Avalanche defeated the Tampa Bay L...
Nikash Nath

Coyotes awarded 2024 3rd-round pick from Darcy Kuemper trade

Darcy Kuemper was traded to Colorado in July 2021 for a package including a conditional 2024 third-round draft pick that is now Arizona's.
6 days ago
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.
13 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.
5 days ago
Domingue, Korpikoski lead Arizona Coyotes past Canadiens: By the Numbers