Monday, January 23, 2017

Coyotes Get By Panthers

     The Florida Panthers finished a four-game road trip with a 3-2 overtime loss the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night at Gila River Arena. The Panthers return home to play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday prior to the All-Star Game weekend break. Former Coyote player Keith Yandle played in his 600th consecutive game.
     Vincent Trocheck picked up his 18th goal of the season at 14:24 of the first period to give Florida(20-19-10) a 1-0 lead. Jakub Kindl and Jonathan Marchessault made the assists on the play.
     Arizona(15-26-6) put in two goals in 12 seconds early in the second period to make it 2-1. Christian Fischer scored at 2:03 and Ryan White added a tally at 2:15. Boca Raton native Jakob Chychrun had the primary assists on both goals.
     The Panthers tied it up 2-2 when Michael Sgarbossa got his second NHL goal at 6:34. Colton Sceviour fired a shot from the right point which was saved by Mike Smith and Sgarbossa scored on the rebound from close range.
     The Coyotes got the game-winning goal 48 seconds into overtime. Alex Burmistrov skated around the Panthers cage and backhanded the puck through the slot. Tobias Rieder blasted a one-time slapshot by Roberto Luongo to end the game.

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