ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jakob Chychrun scored his third objective 1:47 into extra time and the Arizona Coyotes got here again to beat the Anaheim Geese 3-2 on Sunday night time.
It was the primary profession hat trick for Chychrun, who scored on an extended wrist shot by visitors.
Chychrun is tied with Edmonton’s Darnell Nurse for the league lead in objectives by a defenseman with 12, matching his profession excessive in 25 fewer video games than he wanted final season. Nonetheless, he doesn’t imagine his shot is as efficient due to a change of apparatus.
“It’s humorous ‘trigger I don’t need to sound ridiculous, however I switched sticks this 12 months and really I don’t discover I shoot the puck as properly in contrast with those from final 12 months,” Chychrun mentioned. “I’m engaged on it and attempting to tweak just a few issues, however I’m looking for lanes and get pucks by.”
Adin Hill made 18 saves for the Coyotes, who swept the 2 recreation set after profitable 4-2 on Friday. Arizona has gained 5 of six.
“We type of simply caught with it and acquired one late there, then a giant objective in extra time to get us two factors,” Coyotes middle Nick Schmaltz mentioned. “Heck of a highway win and we would have liked that one unhealthy.”
Sam Carrick and Derek Grant scored, Trevor Zegras had two assists, and the Geese went 2-4-2 within the season sequence.
“Tonight, I believed we did a good job. It simply acquired away from us just a little bit,” Carrick mentioned.
John Gibson made 28 saves, together with stopping Clayton Keller’s penalty shot 1:41 into extra time, in his return after lacking three video games due to an upper-body damage.
Chychrun tied it at 2-all at 15:09 of the third interval with a wrist shot from the slot by visitors. He had six objectives in eight video games towards the Geese.
“He hit the holes tonight,” Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet mentioned. “These had been three main league pictures. Double-digit objectives for us, I imply, as a defenseman in 30-something video games so he’s having a hell of a 12 months for us.”
Carrick, who made his season debut after being recalled from the AHL earlier within the day due to accidents at ahead, put the Geese up 1-Zero at 8:31 of the primary interval. Zegras stole Jordan Gross’ cross behind the Arizona web and fed Carrick within the slot for a one-timer.
Chychrun tied it up 27 seconds later, firing a wrist shot from the suitable circle over Gibson’s proper shoulder.
Grant put the Geese again in entrance 2-1 at 14:47 of the primary, getting in entrance of Hill to tip in Zegras’ shot from the excessive slot.
It was the primary multipoint recreation for Zegras, the ninth general choose within the 2019 draft.
“We’re attempting to place him in conditions the place he can have success, so it’s good to see him be rewarded tonight as a result of he performed a superb recreation,” Geese coach Dallas Eakins mentioned.
Chychrun is simply the second defenseman in Coyotes historical past to document a hat trick. Ed Jovanovski did it on Nov. 3, 2010, but it surely by no means occurred within the group’s earlier iteration because the Winnipeg Jets.
Chychrun can also be the eighth defenseman to compete a hat trick in extra time. Geese defenseman Cam Fowler, who was a minus-two, was the final to take action on Nov. 4, 2018.
Schmaltz and defenseman Alex Goligoski had an help, the fourth for every throughout a four-game streak. Schmaltz additionally prolonged his level streak to 5 video games, with two objectives and 4 assists in that span.
The Geese had been with out a number of of their high forwards as Rickard Rakell, Ryan Getzlaf and Troy Terry didn’t play due to upper-body accidents. Rakell, who has seven objectives and a team-high 15 assists, missed his third straight recreation. Getzlaf was harm towards Arizona on Friday. Terry is day-to-day, the group mentioned.
Coyotes: At Los Angeles on Monday.
Geese: At San Jose on Tuesday.