Blues score five goals in second period, defeat Coyotes


GLENDALE, Ariz. — The St. Louis Blues scored five straight goals in 5:07 in the second period of a 7-4 win against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Monday.

Jordan Kyrou scored four points (two goals, two assists) and Klim Kostin had two goals for the Blues, who have won their first two games this season. Justin Faulk had a goal and an assist, and Jordan Binnington made 22 saves.

Clayton Keller had a goal and an assist, and Phil Kessel and Shayne Gostisbehere each had three assists for the Coyotes (0-2-1) in their home opener.

Carter Hutton allowed six goals on 21 shots and was pulled in the second period. Karel Vejmelka made 11 saves in relief.

Faulk tied it 2-2 on a power play at 11:10 of the second after Hutton lost his stick for the first of the five unanswered goals.

Kyrou scored unassisted off Ryan Dzingel‘s turnover for the Blues’ first lead, 3-2 at 12:46.

Kostin’s first goal, and the second of his career, made it 4-2 at 14:40. Kostin scored again 47 seconds later at 15:27 for a 5-2 lead, with 19-year-old rookie Jake Neighbours getting his first NHL assist.

Kyrou’s second goal at 16:17 chased Hutton and extended the Blues lead to 6-2.

Christian Fischer cut it to 6-3 at 5:25 of the third, and Ilya Lyubushkin‘s second NHL goal made it 6-4 at 8:23.

Ivan Barbashev scored at 12:25 for the 7-4 final.

Keller gave Arizona a 1-0 lead at 5:26 of the first.

Pavel Buchnevich scored on a 2-on-1 with Kyrou for his first goal with St. Louis at 7:05 to tie it 1-1.

Lawson Crouse made it 2-1 at 3:58 of the second, just after a power play created by Buchnevich’s match penalty for a head-butt on Crouse ended.

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