12/02 23:03 CST Carcone scores again as Arizona wins its fourth straight with a
4-1 victory over St. Louis
Carcone scores again as Arizona wins its fourth straight with a 4-1 victory
over St. Louis
By JACK MAGRUDER
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) --- Michael Carcone scored for the fourth time in three
games, and the Arizona Coyotes beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Saturday night
for their fourth straight victory.
Alex Kerfoot had a goal and two assists for Arizona, which had a 3-0 lead after
one period. Nick Schmaltz and Matias Maccelli also scored, and Connor Ingram
made 31 saves for his fourth straight win.
The Coyotes' season-best winning streak has come against the last four Stanley
Cup champions --- Colorado (2022), Tampa Bay (2020-21), Vegas (2023) and St.
Kerfoot got an empty-netter with 1:15 remaining. He has five assists in the
last three games.
Brandon Saad scored in the third period for the Blues, who had won four of six.
Joel Hofer made 18 stops.
The teams met for the fourth and final time this season, all in the first 23
games. They each won twice.
St. Louis appeared to trim the deficit to 3-2 with 1:43 remaining, but an
official review showed a shot from Jake Neighbours hit the cross bar did not
cross the goal line.
Carcone has a team-high 11 goals, five in the last five games. Schmaltz has
scored three times in the last five games.
Ingram made only three saves in the first period but was tested in the second,
when he stopped Saad on a breakaway two minutes in and Torey Krug on a quick
wrist shot midway through the period. The Blues outshot the Coyotes 17-7 in the
The Coyotes killed all three penalties and have not given up a goal in 22 of
the opponents' last 24 chances.
Jason Zucker appeared to give the Coyotes a 4-0 lead seven minutes into the
third, but the goal was disallowed after an official review determined that he
kicked the puck into the net.
Carcone put the Coyotes in front 40 seconds into the game, on the first shot.
Kerfoot chased down his own pass off the back boards and sent a backhanded pass
to Carcone, who hit the far side from the right circle.
Schmaltz scored on a power play after another backhanded pass from Kerfoot, and
Maccelli scored on a quick wrist from the right circle after a quick rush with
38 seconds left in the first.
Blues: At Vegas on Monday.
Coyotes: Host Washington on Monday.
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