National Hockey League
Arizona 4, Winnipeg 1
When: 9:00 PM ET, Sunday, February 24, 2019
Where: Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona
Referees: Jake Brenk, Tim Peel
Linesmen: Pierre Racicot, James Tobias
Attendance: 17125

On a night the Arizona Coyotes retired the No. 19 of Shane Doan, they showed some of the same grit their former captain displayed during his 21-year career.

Brad Richardson, Lawson Crouse, Clayton Keller and Josh Archibald scored as the Coyotes opened a seven-game homestand by defeating the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 Sunday night in Glendale, Ariz.

Goaltender Darcy Kuemper made 34 saves for the Coyotes, who have won six of their past eight games, allowing two goals or fewer in each of those victories, to move within three points of the Western Conference's final wild-card playoff berth. Kuemper is 11-3-2 since Jan. 6.

Patrik Laine scored for Winnipeg, which remained one point ahead of Nashville atop the Central Division. Goalie Laurent Brossoit stopped 20 of 23 shots in losing in regulation for just the fourth time in 15 starts.

The Jets have lost four of their past five games (1-3-1).

Laine, who snapped a 15-game drought with two power-play goals Friday in a 6-3 victory at Las Vegas, opened the scoring at 2:11 of the first period on the man advantage.

Laine took a pass from Blake Wheeler just below the left faceoff dot, nearly the same spot from which he scored both his goals against the Golden Knights, and put a one-timer past Kuemper.

Richardson tied it at 5:43 of the first on a Doan-like goal.

Richardson got the puck at the top of the slot, but his first shot was blocked by a defenseman. He persevered and corralled the rebound and hammered it past Brossoit.

The Coyotes took the lead at 7:40 of the second with a bit of luck.

Crouse split two defenders to get to the net and shot a backhander that Brossoit stopped. But the puck bounced off Jets defenseman Ben Chiarot and into the net.

Keller snapped a 13-game drought at 13:46 of the second, taking a pass from Alex Galchenyuk at the blue line and skating wide of a defenseman before scoring a wrist shot from the top of the faceoff circles.

Archibald capped the scoring with an empty-netter at 19:29 of the third.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Winnipeg   Arizona
Patrik Laine 1 Points Alex Goligoski 2
Patrik Laine 1 Goals Josh Archibald 1
Kyle Connor 1 Assists Alex Goligoski 2
Patrik Laine 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Laurent Brossoit .870 Save Percentage Darcy Kuemper .971
Laurent Brossoit 20 Saves Darcy Kuemper 34
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Winnipeg 35 1 1-4 2-2 4 33
Arizona 24 4 0-2 3-4 8 30
Upcoming Games
  • Arizona will play their next game at home against Florida. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .483 after a win and .455 after a loss.
  • Winnipeg will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Jets have a W/L % of .514 after a win and .720 after a loss.