Raanta stops 34 shots in Coyotes' 5-2 win over Senators

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Coyotes liked the way they were playing at the start of the season, even if pucks weren't going into the net. They were playing solid defense, creating good chances, and figured the goals would come.

Now that they're scoring in bunches and, for the most part, playing lockdown defense, the wins are piling up.

Conor Garland had a goal and an assist, Antti Raanta stopped 34 shots and the surging Coyotes outlasted the Ottawa Senators 5-2 on Saturday night.

''We've been playing the way we wanted to play really since the start of the season,'' Garland said. ''We didn't get those first two games, but we played pretty good.''

The Coyotes have allowed the fewest goals in the NHL this season and have revved up their offense since scoring one goal the first two games.

Kyle Capobianco had his first NHL goal and Oliver Ekman-Larsson also scored in the first period. Carl Soderberg added a goal in the third period and Lawson Crouse had an empty-netter for Arizona, which has 20 goals during a five-game points streak.

The Coyotes had some defensive lapses in the third period, but Raanta stopped 19 shots for his first win since last Nov. 2 against Carolina.

''When you haven't played in 11 months, it doesn't really matter what kind of game it is,'' said Raanta, who was injured most of last season. ''You're just happy to be back and playing, just enjoying the game.''

The Senators made a late push, pulling within two goals after Vladislav Namestnikov and Chris Tierney scored in the third period. Craig Anderson stopped 23 shots.

''They outplayed in the first period, didn't give us anything, we made some major mistakes that end up in the net, and then you're playing catch-up hockey the rest of the way, which is tough,'' Ottawa coach D.J. Smith said. ''The second and third period, I really liked our effort.''

The Senators earned a point in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to Vegas, but were shaky defensively, allowing the Golden Knights to pepper Andres Nilsson with 54 shots.

Ottawa as didn't give up as many shots against Arizona, but more found the back of the net.

Capobianco scored his first NHL goal midway through the first period on a shot from near the blue line that hit Senators center Namestnikov's stick and caromed past Anderson.

Ekman-Larsson scored 81 seconds later on a rebound after a shot by Clayton Keller bobbled across the crease.

Garland made it 3-0 midway through the second period, wristing in a rebound after a shot by Brad Richardson caromed out to the left faceoff dot.

Soderberg opened the third period with a power-play goal on a shot from the slot, but Namestnikov answered with a short-handed goal on a breakaway.

Tierney cut Arizona's lead to 4-2 with a power-play goal, one-timing a pass from Thomas Chabot in the slot. The Senators continued to push, but Raanta made some difficult saves and Crouse closed it out with his first goal of the season.

''We knew they were going to come out hard early and we didn't match their compete level,'' said Tierney, who has two goals this season. ''They dominated, got the lead and it ended up being too much for us.''

Notes: Arizona recalled D Aaron Ness from Tucson of AHL affiliate and placed D Jordan Oesterle on the injured reserve list after he was hit on the head by a puck on Thursday. ... Ottawa C Artem Anisimov missed his third straight game with a lower-body injury. ... Arizona honored RW Phil Kessel before the game for playing career game No. 1,000 on Thursday.

UP NEXT

Ottawa plays at Dallas on Monday.

Arizona opens a four-game road trip against the New York Rangers on Tuesday.

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123T
OTT1-5-1
0022
ARI4-2-1
2125
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
M. Borowiecki D00-130/0014:422
E. Brannstrom D00-120/0011:570
C. Brown RW00-120/0417:540
T. Chabot D01-260/0027:500
D. DeMelo D00-300/0018:301
A. Duclair LW00-120/1213:531
T. Ennis LW00-330/0014:162
R. Hainsey D00020/0018:101
V. Namestnikov LW10-141/1018:031
J. Pageau C001312/11018:592
N. Paul LW00001/0008:144
B. Ryan RW00-110/0011:141
S. Sabourin RW00000/0008:144
J. Szwarz RW00003/2207:331
C. Tierney C10-1211/6020:131
B. Tkachuk LW00-130/4018:164
C. White C00-324/9216:171
N. Zaitsev D00110/0027:022
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
K. Capobianco D10220/0017:010
J. Chychrun D00-120/0019:552
L. Crouse LW10121/0012:183
J. Demers D00210/0019:130
C. Dvorak C00038/5017:371
O. Ekman-Larsson D10210/0022:240
C. Fischer RW00000/0010:342
C. Garland RW11030/0014:151
A. Goligoski D02020/0021:110
M. Grabner LW00110/0014:110
V. Hinostroza RW01121/1012:551
C. Keller LW01120/0018:210
P. Kessel RW00210/0218:030
I. Lyubushkin D00100/0215:174
B. Richardson C012211/4013:482
N. Schmaltz LW01001/4016:030
C. Soderberg C10015/8016:121
D. Stepan C01127/10018:070
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Anderson (L)264220.84658:38
GOALIESSA
C. Anderson (L)26
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Raanta (W)362340.94460:00
GOALIESSA
A. Raanta (W)36
GOAL Lawson Crouse (Empty net shot)
OTT:GoalsShots
ARI:GoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • ARI
      19:05GOAL Lawson Crouse (Empty net shot)
    • OTT
      04:08(PP) GOAL Chris Tierney (Wrist shot), Assists: Thomas Chabot and Craig Anderson
    • OTT
      02:58(SH) GOAL Vladislav Namestnikov (Wrist shot)
    • ARI
      01:18(PP) GOAL Carl Soderberg (Wrist shot), Assists: Conor Garland and Alex Goligoski
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • ARI
      09:40GOAL Conor Garland (Wrist shot), Assists: Brad Richardson and Nick Schmaltz
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • ARI
      08:32GOAL Oliver Ekman-Larsson (Wrist shot), Assists: Clayton Keller and Derek Stepan
    • ARI
      07:09GOAL Kyle Capobianco (Wrist shot), Assists: Vinnie Hinostroza and Alex Goligoski
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • ARI
      03:33Ilya Lyubushkin penalty Interference - 2 min.
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • OTT
      19:35Connor Brown penalty High Sticking - 4 min.
    • ARI
      15:20Phil Kessel penalty Holding the Stick - 2 min.
    • OTT
      13:46Anthony Duclair penalty Unsportsmanlike Conduct - 2 min.
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • OTT
      16:30Colin White penalty Hooking - 2 min.
    • OTT
      04:49Jordan Szwarz penalty Hooking - 2 min.
TEAM STATS
OTT
ARI
Shots on Goal3627
Goals in Power Play11
Faceoff Wins3234
Penalties42
Major Penalties00
Minor Penalties42
Misconducts00
TEAM STATS
OTT
Shots on Goal36
Goals in Power Play1
Faceoff Wins32
Penalties4
Major Penalties0
Minor Penalties4
Misconducts0
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OTT1-5-1
0022
ARI4-2-1
2125
STARS OF THE GAME
0%SHOT %0%
0%SAVE %0%
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
M. Borowiecki D00-130/0014:422
E. Brannstrom D00-120/0011:570
C. Brown RW00-120/0417:540
T. Chabot D01-260/0027:500
D. DeMelo D00-300/0018:301
A. Duclair LW00-120/1213:531
T. Ennis LW00-330/0014:162
R. Hainsey D00020/0018:101
V. Namestnikov LW10-141/1018:031
J. Pageau C001312/11018:592
N. Paul LW00001/0008:144
B. Ryan RW00-110/0011:141
S. Sabourin RW00000/0008:144
J. Szwarz RW00003/2207:331
C. Tierney C10-1211/6020:131
B. Tkachuk LW00-130/4018:164
C. White C00-324/9216:171
N. Zaitsev D00110/0027:022
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
K. Capobianco D10220/0017:010
J. Chychrun D00-120/0019:552
L. Crouse LW10121/0012:183
J. Demers D00210/0019:130
C. Dvorak C00038/5017:371
O. Ekman-Larsson D10210/0022:240
C. Fischer RW00000/0010:342
C. Garland RW11030/0014:151
A. Goligoski D02020/0021:110
M. Grabner LW00110/0014:110
V. Hinostroza RW01121/1012:551
C. Keller LW01120/0018:210
P. Kessel RW00210/0218:030
I. Lyubushkin D00100/0215:174
B. Richardson C012211/4013:482
N. Schmaltz LW01001/4016:030
C. Soderberg C10015/8016:121
D. Stepan C01127/10018:070
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Anderson (L)264220.84658:38
GOALIESSA
C. Anderson (L)26
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Raanta (W)362340.94460:00
GOALIESSA
A. Raanta (W)36
STARS OF THE GAME
123T
OTT1-5-1
0022
ARI4-2-1
2125
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
M. Borowiecki D00-130/0014:422
E. Brannstrom D00-120/0011:570
C. Brown RW00-120/0417:540
T. Chabot D01-260/0027:500
D. DeMelo D00-300/0018:301
A. Duclair LW00-120/1213:531
T. Ennis LW00-330/0014:162
R. Hainsey D00020/0018:101
V. Namestnikov LW10-141/1018:031
J. Pageau C001312/11018:592
N. Paul LW00001/0008:144
B. Ryan RW00-110/0011:141
S. Sabourin RW00000/0008:144
J. Szwarz RW00003/2207:331
C. Tierney C10-1211/6020:131
B. Tkachuk LW00-130/4018:164
C. White C00-324/9216:171
N. Zaitsev D00110/0027:022
Total2203632/3410-28
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
K. Capobianco D10220/0017:010
J. Chychrun D00-120/0019:552
L. Crouse LW10121/0012:183
J. Demers D00210/0019:130
C. Dvorak C00038/5017:371
O. Ekman-Larsson D10210/0022:240
C. Fischer RW00000/0010:342
C. Garland RW11030/0014:151
A. Goligoski D02020/0021:110
M. Grabner LW00110/0014:110
V. Hinostroza RW01121/1012:551
C. Keller LW01120/0018:210
P. Kessel RW00210/0218:030
I. Lyubushkin D00100/0215:174
B. Richardson C012211/4013:482
N. Schmaltz LW01001/4016:030
C. Soderberg C10015/8016:121
D. Stepan C01127/10018:070
Total5802734/324-17
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Anderson (L)264220.84658:38
GOALIESSA
C. Anderson (L)26
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Raanta (W)362340.94460:00
GOALIESSA
A. Raanta (W)36
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD

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2125
TEAM STATS
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GF AVG
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GA AVG
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Power Play
.00
GF AVG
.00
GA AVG
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Power Play
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