Sunday, October 2, 2022

Pacioretti scores 2, Golden Knights beat Coyotes 7-1. NWN News

Glendale, Ariz. (NWN) — Max Pacioretti scored twice and Chandler Stephenson scored a short-handed goal in the four-goal second period, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Arizona Coyotes 7-1 on Friday night.

Jonathan Marchesault, Michael Amadio, Evgeny Dadonov and Nicolas Roy also scored and Laurent Brossoit made 29 saves for Vegas, breaking a two-game skid. The Golden Knights have won 15 of 21 meetings with the Coyotes since joining the league in 2017.

“Max is a big part of our offense, our most exclusive goal scorer,” Marchessault said. “He’s been doing so well for so long. It’s great to have him back. You really feel his presence, not just aggressively but physically. He’s a big part of our group. He’s back. It’s good to do.”

Pacioretti has scored three goals and three assists in four games since returning after missing 17 games with a broken leg in the second game of the season.

Travis Boyd scored for Arizona and Karel Wejmelka made 25 saves.

The Golden Knights broke the game open by scoring four goals in less than eight minutes of the second period.

“We needed a win,” said Vegas coach Pete DeBoer. “You look at the standings and you lose a couple in a row and all of a sudden the teams get on you. This should give us some confidence. We haven’t scored so many goals in a while.”

Stephenson’s goal at the 2-on-1 break gave the Golden Knights a 3-1 lead at 7:17 of the second period, and Pacioretti scored his second at the breakaway 55 seconds later – coming out of the penalty box after 8 seconds. after. rough minor.

Amadio took the lead in the period 5–1 with 7:13 remaining, and Dadonov pushed Vegas’s lead to five with 4:52.

Five goals from the Golden Knights came on an odd-man’s run, including a breakaway from Pacioretti, as Vegas tied a season high with seven goals.

“We got a lot of pucks and got a lot to score out of that,” Marchessault said. “That’s what built our momentum. Overall, it was one of the good games of the year.”

Marchesault scored his 10th goal in the first period at 6:58, skating alone after Roy’s pass at the 2–1 break from the Coyotes’ defensive zone.

Boyd tied it in less than a minute before Pacioretti’s power play goal gave the Knights a 2-1 lead with 6:07 in the opening period.

“We want to win that special teams fight every night,” DeBoer said. “You guys (Pascioretti) like that they have the puck and a little bit of room on the stick… He’s the kind of guy who doesn’t need a lot of opportunity. I don’t think it’s any coincidence that when you’re with those guys.” Back in the lineup, our game gets better.

Arizona had won three of their last six games and won two of their first 17 since November 20.

“It’s disappointing,” said Coyotes coach Andre Tourigne. “It’s one thing to lose, but the way we did it is definitely a bit of a blow.”

Pieces of ice

Boyd scored his 50th career point on his first-period goal. … Clayton Keller, who assisted in Boyd’s goal, has 10 points from his last eight games. …Vegas won six out of eight in the season one year ago, with both Coyotes winning in Arizona. …Coyotes recalled Hudson Fishing from AHL Tucson on Friday. … The Golden Knights are 68-29-4 since DeBoer took over as coach on January 15, 2020. … Brosoit lost the blade on the right skate four minutes into the third period, while stretching to make a save and play was halted while his skate was refitted with a new one. … Linesman Johnny Murray left the game in the middle of the third period with a lower body injury and did not return.


Golden Knights: Host Calgary on Sundays.

Coyotes: Monday in Dallas.


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