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Arizona 9, Detroit 2
When: 7:30 PM ET, Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Referees: Ghislain Hebert, Steve Kozari
Linesmen: Travis Gawryletz, Derek Nansen
Attendance: 14621

Nick Schmaltz had two goals and two assists to lead the Arizona Coyotes to a 9-2 road romp over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.

Jakob Chychrun and Nick Ritchie each had two goals and an assist for Arizona (17-35-4, 38 points), which has won three in a row and four of its last five.

The Coyotes have scored 17 goals in their last two games for their two highest single-game goal outbursts this season.

Detroit (24-27-6, 54 points) has lost five of its last six.

Arizona opened the onslaught right away, taking a 1-0 lead just 1:06 into the game on a goal by Travis Boyd, who buried a rebound from in front of the goal.

Detroit tied the game at 1-1 with 13:54 left in the first period on a power-play goal by Robby Fabbri, but Arizona scored the next five goals of the game.

Ritchie scored with 11:45 remaining in the first to give Arizona a 2-1 lead, taking a cross-crease pass from Barrett Hayton and burying a chance into a half-open goal.

Then with 6:41 left in the first, Chychrun dove and poked a loose puck that was laying in the crease into the net to give Arizona a 3-1 lead.

The Coyotes continued their offensive assault in the second period, scoring three more times in the first 4:49 of the period to take a 6-1 lead.

Schmaltz scored 1:04 into the period when he wristed home a shot from the left face-off circle, then 51 seconds later Chychrun got his second of the night when he fired in a shot from the top of the left face-off circle.

With 15:11 remaining in the second, Ritchie made it 6-1 for Arizona before Jakub Vrana scored his first goal of the season for Detroit that cut Arizona's lead to 6-2 with three minutes left in the second.

But just two minutes later, Schmaltz scored his second of the game to give Arizona a 7-2 advantage.

Christian Fischer and Clayton Keller added third-period goals for Arizona to complete the rout.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Arizona   Detroit
Nick Schmaltz 4 Points Robby Fabbri 1
Nick Schmaltz 2 Goals Robby Fabbri 1
Barrett Hayton 3 Assists Tyler Bertuzzi 1
N/A Power Play Goals Robby Fabbri 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Karel Vejmelka .929 Save Percentage Alex Nedeljkovic .741
Karel Vejmelka 26 Saves Alex Nedeljkovic 20
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Arizona 30 9 0-1 2-4 14 22
Detroit 28 2 2-4 1-1 8 40
Upcoming Games
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .424 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .235 after a win and .333 after a loss.