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Coyotes nip Red Wings on Clayton Keller's OT goal

Field Level Media
21 Nov 2021, 14:19 GMT+10

Clayton Keller scored 25 seconds into overtime to give the Arizona Coyotes a 2-1 home win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.

On a rush to the left of the Detroit goal, Keller fired the puck on net, and the rebound was shot through the goal mouth by Jakob Chychrun.

Keller then pounced on the loose puck and shot it into a half-open goal for the game-winner.

The Red Wings felt Arizona forward Phil Kessel might have interfered with Red Wings goalie Alex Nedeljkovic and impeded his chance to get back in the crease to stop Keller's shot, but the goal stood after a review.

The Coyotes won for the second time in three games and earned at least a point for the third consecutive game.

Detroit finished off a four-game road trip with three regulation losses and an overtime loss.

The game was a surprisingly low scoring one between two of the three worst defensive teams in the NHL.

Detroit opened the scoring with 11:19 left in the first period on a goal by Dylan Larkin.

Detroit forward Lucas Raymond chipped the puck past three players at center ice into the Arizona zone, and then Larkin picked up the loose puck, skated in all alone on goal and beat Coyotes goalie Scott Wedgewood.

The game remained that way until there was 6:29 left in the third period, when Arizona tied the game 1-1 on a goal by Ryan Dzingel.

After a Detroit icing, Dzingel won the draw, went to the net and then tipped a shot near the point by Cam Dineen that went over the shoulder of Nedeljkovic and underneath the crossbar.

Detroit outshot Arizona, 34-29, but the Coyotes won 63 percent of the faceoffs and outhit Detroit, 21-11.

Detroit went 0-for-2 on the power play, while Arizona failed to convert on its only power-play opportunity in the game.

--Field Level Media

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