Coyotes score five straight, rally past Wild


GLENDALE, Ariz. — Tyler Pitlick scored twice, and the Arizona Coyotes rallied with five unanswered goals for a 5-2 win against the Minnesota Wild at Gila River Arena on Saturday.

Conor Garland had a goal and an assist, and Darcy Kuemper made 32 saves for the Coyotes (11-10-3), who had lost three straight home games. Niklas Hjalmarsson, Clayton Keller and Derick Brassard each had two assists.

Matt Dumba and Jordan Greenway scored in the first period, but the Wild (13-8-1) couldn’t hold a 2-0 lead and lost in regulation for the second time in 10 games (7-2-1). Cam Talbot made 25 saves.

The teams split the back-to-back set, with Minnesota winning 5-1 here Friday.

Garland’s power-play goal on a wrist shot from the edge of the left face-off circle gave Arizona a 3-2 lead at 3:57 of the third.

Pitlick scored on a deflection to make it 4-2 at 6:15, then scored into an empty net for the 5-2 final at 19:13.

Dumba poked the puck over the goal line for a 1-0 Wild lead at 14:20 of the first, and Greenway’s wrist shot from the top of the right circle made it 2-0 at 15:12. 

Lawson Crouse cut it to 2-1 at 1:25 of the second with his first goal in 23 games. 

Jakob Chychrun tied it 2-2 with a wrist shot from the slot at 13:32.

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