TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Nick Schmaltz and Nick Bjugstad scored on Arizona’s first two shootout attempts and the Coyotes beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 on Tuesday night to end a nine-game losing streak.
Bjugstad, Travis Boyd and Dylan Guenther scored in regulation for the Coyotes. Lawson Crouse had three assists, and Connor Ingram made 37 saves.
Ingram has started two straight games for the first time this season. He stopped 25 shots in a 2-1 loss Saturday in Minnesota.
Dylan Larkin scored his team-leading 15th goal for Detroit. Pius Suter and David Perron also scored for the Red Wings in the second game of a back-to-back. They have lost five of seven.
After scoring only eight goals in their previous six games, the Coyotes broke out in the third period, scoring the final two goals of the period while playing their third straight one-goal game.
After a sluggish first two periods, each team scored twice in a 3:03 span early in the third. Suter and Perron scored 58 seconds apart to give the Red Wings a 3-1 lead, and Boyd and Guenther countered in a 1:10 span to tie it.
Guenther scored into an open side at 7:53 after Crouse’s shot from the left circle hit the post and caromed to him.
Magnus Hellberg made 20 saves for the Red Wings in his first start in five games. Hellstrom stopped Guenther’s point-blank shot 3:32 of the third period, the best scoring chance for either team before overtime.
Red Wings D Robert Hagg (undisclosed) was scratched for a second straight game after being activated Monday. Injuries have limited him to one appearance in the last 28 games. … The Coyotes are in a stretch of 15 games in 26 days, a schedule that includes three back-to-backs and no more than one day off between games. … Arizona has a six-game points streak (5-0-1) against Detroit, its longest active streak against any opponent. … Coyotes F Liam O’Brien (upper body) missed his 16th straight game.
Red Wings: At Vegas on Thursday night.
Coyotes: Host Washington on Thursday night.
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