Duclair scores in shootout, Coyotes beat Wild 2-1
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Anthony Duclair had the only goal in the shootout, rookie Louis Domingue made 34 saves and the Arizona Coyotes came back to beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Monday night.
Domingue stopped all three shooters he faced in the shootout to help Arizona win its second straight. Antoine Vermette tied it with 1:13 left in regulation on a short-handed goal.
Devan Dubnyk made 23 saves in his final start before heading to his first All-Star Game. Charlie Coyle got his third goal in three games with 9:40 left but was stopped to end the game in the shootout.
Arizona thought it had the winner in overtime when Michael Stone’s slap shot found the back of the net, but forward Mikkel Boedker was called for contact with Dubnyk. Boedker slid across the crease to screen Dubnyk and appeared to make contact prior to Stone’s shot.
The Wild’s 4-3 loss Saturday in San Jose came on Joe Pavelski’s goal with 1:24 remaining. Minnesota also gave up a goal to Anaheim with 6:19 left in an eventual 3-1 loss on Jan. 20.
Vermette scored when Tobias Rieder chased down the puck behind the Wild net and passed out front. Vermette’s shot deflected off Minnesota defenseman Jared Spurgeon after Dubnyk had gone behind the net.
Minnesota controlled play the first two periods but didn’t have anything to show for a 24-6 edge in shots on goal. Phoenix had two shots in the second period and its first came with just 7:09 remaining.
Meanwhile, the Wild missed several prime chances.
In the second, Chris Porter was denied on a short-handed breakaway. Jason Pominville’s wide-open shot from the slot was gloved by Domingue. Coyle had the puck poked away by the netminder on another 1-on-1 opportunity.
In five January home games, Minnesota has scored seven goals total.
NOTES: Coyle’s 13th goal of the season is his career-high. He had 12 goals in 70 games 2013-14. He had 11 goals in 82 games last season. … Coyotes D Nicklas Grossman missed his second straight game with an illness. … Phoenix F Shane Doan passed Mike Gartner for 25th in games played in NHL history on Saturday, skating in the 1,433rd game of his career. … During the game, the Wild assigned F Jordan Schroeder and D Tyson Strachan to the American Hockey League with the All-Star break upcoming. Schroeder had appeared in two games since being recalled on Jan. 21 and Strachan was scratched for each game since joining the Minnesota on Jan. 19.