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Arizona 4, New Jersey 1
When: 7:00 PM ET, Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Where: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
Referees: Steve Kozari, Dean Morton
Linesmen: Kory Nagy, Jonathan Deschamps
Attendance: 10592

Dysin Mayo, Lawson Crouse and Travis Boyd scored in a span of fewer than eight minutes in the second period Wednesday night for the visiting Arizona Coyotes, who maximized their opportunities in a 4-1 win over the New Jersey Devils in Newark, N.J.

Johan Larsson scored in the third period for the Coyotes, who won despite being outshot 36-17. The shots were the second-fewest in a win this season for Arizona, which had 15 shots in a 1-0 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Nov. 29.

Goalie Karel Vejmelka made 35 saves for the Coyotes, who have won two in a row for just the second time this season. Arizona is 5-3-2 in its last 10 games after opening the season 5-21-2.

Nico Hischier scored in the first for the Devils, who have lost three straight and gone nearly two weeks without a win. New Jersey had three games postponed this month due to COVID-related reasons.

Goalie Mackenzie Blackwood made 13 saves for the Devils, who allowed their fewest shots in a loss since the Philadelphia Flyers had 17 shots in a 3-1 win on Jan. 28, 2021.

The Devils outshot the Coyotes 12-1 in the first period and took the lead on Hischier's power-play goal at the 6:09 mark. New Jersey then outshot Arizona 9-1 in the first six minutes of the second before Mayo's sizzling shot sailed past Blackwood, who was screened by teammate Christian Jaros as well as a leaping Liam O'Brien, with 13:10 left.

Alex Galchenyuk picked off a pass by Ryan Graves deep in the Devils' zone to set up the go-ahead goal, which Crouse -- on his knees in the crease -- collected by putting back the rebound of a shot by Loui Eriksson with 8:28 remaining.

Boyd was shoved by Devils defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler just before he got his stick on a shot by Clayton Keller and put it into the net with 5:47 left in the period. The Coyotes put the game out of reach when Crouse passed out of the crease to Larsson, whose shot went beyond Blackwood's stick, 8:27 into the third.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Arizona   New Jersey
Lawson Crouse 2 Points Nico Hischier 1
Lawson Crouse 1 Goals Nico Hischier 1
Loui Eriksson 2 Assists Jesper Bratt 1
N/A Power Play Goals Nico Hischier 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Karel Vejmelka .972 Save Percentage Mackenzie Blackwood .765
Karel Vejmelka 35 Saves Mackenzie Blackwood 13
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Arizona 17 4 0-2 1-2 4 28
New Jersey 36 1 1-2 2-2 4 26
Upcoming Games
  • New Jersey will play their next game at home against Carolina. The Devils have a W/L % of .357 after a win and .375 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play their next game on the road against NY Islanders. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .286 after a loss.