NHL roundup: Six unanswered goals push Coyotes past Knights

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Michael Carcone scored twice while Alex Kerfoot added one goal and one assist as the Arizona Coyotes scored six unanswered goals in the third period to beat the Vegas Golden Knights 7-4 Friday night in Tempe, Ariz. Josh Doan, Nick Bjugstad, Josh Brown and Logan Cooley also tallied for the Coyotes (32-39-5, 69 points), who trailed 4-1 eight minutes into the third period before mounting an incredible comeback against the defending Stanley Cup champs. Goaltender Karel Vejmelka made 20 saves. William Karlsson scored once in a two-point performance while Jack Eichel, Anthony Mantha and Chandler Stephenson added singles for Vegas (42-26-8, 92 points). Goalie Logan Thompson stopped 25 shots for the Golden Knights, who sit third in the Pacific Division and saw their three-game winning streak end. The Coyotes netted three goals in 67 seconds in the middle of the third to tie the clash. Carcone followed with the go-ahead goal with 5:13 remaining thanks to a shot that bounced off a defender, and Arizona added two more. Hurricanes 4, Capitals 2 Sebastian Aho scored the winning goal within the final two minutes as Carolina tallied four unanswered goals to beat Washington in Raleigh, N.C. Jake Guentzel scored twice in a three-point performance and Martin Necas scored once for the Hurricanes. Pyotr Kochetkov made 14 saves, and Jaccob Slavin logged two assists. Alex Ovechkin scored twice and Dylan Strome collected two assists for the Capitals, who have fallen out of a playoff position due to a five-game swoon (0-4-1). Darcy Kuemper stopped 41 shots. Kraken 3, Ducks 1 Shane Wright had two goals and an assist as Seattle defeated host Anaheim, completing a four-game season sweep of its Pacific Division rivals. Matty Beniers also scored, Oliver Bjorkstrand contributed two assists and Philipp Grubauer made 16 saves for the Kraken, who have won four of their past six games. Rookie Leo Carlsson scored an unassisted goal and Lukas Dostal stopped 24 of 27 shots for the Ducks, who have lost 13 of their past 15 games (2-12-1).

Rangers 4, Red Wings 3 Barclay Goodrow scored two goals to lead New York to a road win over Detroit, padding the Rangers’ lead atop the Eastern Conference. Will Cuylle and Chris Kreider each added goals for the Rangers, who won their fifth straight road game. Jonny Brodzinski and Jimmy Vesey each had two assists. Andrew Copp, J.T. Compher and Dylan Larkin each scored for the Red Wings, who remained one point out of a playoff position. David Perron logged two assists. Oilers 6, Avalanche 2 Connor McDavid and Evander Kane each scored twice, leading host Edmonton to a win over Colorado. Corey Perry and Mattias Ekholm scored the other goals for the Edmonton Oilers , who officially clinched a playoff spot for a fifth consecutive season. Cody Ceci, Leon Draisaitl, Evan Bouchard and Ryan McLeod each had two assists, and Stuart Skinner made 21 saves in the win. Jonathan Drouin and Ross Colton scored for the Avalanche. Alexandar Georgiev stopped 41 shots for Colorado, which lost for just the third time in 15 games.

Sabres 4, Flyers 2 Jack Quinn had two goals and Tage Thompson had a goal and an assist to lead Buffalo to a win over visiting Philadelphia. The Sabres have won two straight games, and are still alive in their pursuit of an Eastern Conference wild-card playoff berth. Rasmus Dahlin scored Buffalo’s other goal. Alex Tuch and Zach Benson each had two assists. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen stopped 32 of 34 shots to earn his 26th win of the season. The Flyers are 0-4-2 in their last six games. In his first NHL start and just his second NHL game, Flyers goaltender Ivan Fedotov stopped 15 of 19 Buffalo shots. Owen Tippett had a goal and an assist and Noah Cates scored Philadelphia’s other goal.