WASHINGTON — Conor Garland scored the shootout winner minutes after an obvious Capitals time beyond regulation aim was waved off by video evaluate, and the Arizona Coyotes responded from blowing a giant result in beat Washington Four-Three Monday evening.
The NHL-leading Capitals’ profitable streak was snapped at six. The Coyotes ended their very own three-game skid.
Arizona blew a Three-Zero lead for a second consecutive recreation however got here away victorious this time. The Coyotes thought they misplaced in OT when T.J. Oshie scored, however the aim was worn out after a replay evaluate as a result of the play was offside.
Making a uncommon begin for Arizona, goaltender Antti Raanta was among the finest gamers on the ice in making 31 saves throughout regulation and time beyond regulation. Raanta went unfold eagle to disclaim Jakub Vrana 63 seconds in, made a Grade-A save on Tom Wilson lower than a minute later and slid over to cease Alex Ovechkin from his patented spot on the ability play within the third interval.
Arizona Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta (Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports activities)
Clayton Keller scored within the first interval, and Christian Fischer and Michael Grabner had targets 35 seconds aside early within the second to construct the Coyotes’ lead. Evgeny Kuznetsov scored twice and Oshie tied it with 1:16 left to ship the sport to time beyond regulation.
Capitals goalie Ilya Samsonov stopped 32 of 35 photographs in regulation and time beyond regulation however gave up targets to Nick Schmaltz and Garland within the shootout. The younger Russian misplaced for the primary time in six NHL begins.
Washington’s energy play that helped propel the win streak went Zero for Three.
Washington winger Richard Panik returned after lacking 10 video games with a proper shoulder damage. To make room for Panik, the Capitals despatched ahead Travis Boyd and defenceman Tyler Lewington to Hershey of the American Hockey League. … Arizona defenceman Jason Demers returned from a two-game absence with a lower-body damage. … The Capitals have scored within the second interval of each recreation this season.
Coyotes: Go to the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.
Capitals: On the streaking Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday.
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