Barrett Hayton scored his first two goals of the season as the visiting Arizona Coyotes topped the St. Louis Blues 3-2 Tuesday night.
Kyle Capobianco also scored and goaltender Scott Wedgewood made 34 saves for the Coyotes, who earned their first road victory in 11 tries this season — and just their second overall victory in 16 games.
Jordan Kyrou and Torey Krug scored and Ryan O’Reilly had two assists for the Blues, who are winless in their past four games (0-3-1). Losing goaltender Jordan Binnington stopped 20 of 23 shots.
After starting the season 5-0-0, the Blues have gone 3-5-2 in their past 10 games.
Arizona broke a 2-2 tie with a power-play goal at 13:52 of the third period. Hayton deflected Shayne Gostisbehere’s blast from the center point past Binnington.
The Coyotes struck first with a power-play goal at 7:37 of the first period. Lawson Crouse moved the puck back to Capobianco on the right point, and his wrist shot through heavy traffic eluded Binnington.
Not long after that, Crouse had the opportunity to put the Coyotes up by two goals with a short-handed breakaway, but Binnington stopped him. Then O’Reilly reached a power-play shot around Wedgewood from the right post, but his shot hit the crossbar.
The Blues tied the game 1-1 when Kyrou converted a two-on-one break with O’Reilly with 2:03 left in the opening period.
Hayton pounced on a Blues turnover in their own zone and broke in alone to put Arizona up 2-1 with 8:25 left in the second period.
Krug, who just returned from being sidelined by COVID-19 protocols, tied the game 2-2 about 3 1/2 minutes later with the teams playing four-on-four. Krug jumped up on the left wing and converted O’Reilly’s cross-ice pass.
–Field Level Media