The Associated PressGLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes haven’t had many nights like this one. Same for the Chicago Blackhawks, at least before this season.
Max Domi, Clayton Keller, Alex Goligoski and Tobias Rieder each had a goal and an assist, and the Coyotes pounded the slumping Blackhawks 6-1 on Monday.
The Coyotes ended a nine-game losing streak to the Blackhawks and sent last-place Chicago to its season-high sixth straight loss.
Antti Raanta had 37 saves for Arizona. The Coyotes’ six goals were their highest total of the season.
“Sometimes you’re a little bit lucky and you can make the saves,” said Raanta, who had 40 saves in a shootout loss to Philadelphia on Saturday night. “Play a couple of years, you kind of have a taste for what they can do.”
Domi put Arizona ahead to stay just 92 seconds into the game. Zac Rinaldo provided a screen in front of Blackhawks goalie Anton Forsberg, and Domi’s shot went in for his fourth goal of the season.
The 22-year-old Domi stopped a 21-game drought with his first goal since Dec. 16.
“Winning’s fun, so it was just a lot of fun out there,” Domi said. “Everyone was contributing and everyone wanted to be a part of it. No one let up.”
2 vets eye NHL return
PYEONGCHANG (AP) — The next flights Brian Gionta and James Wisniewski take could land them back in the NHL.
As the longtime NHL veterans try to win a medal for the United States at the Olympics, their agents are talking to teams about getting them contracts once the tournament is over. Gionta and Wisniewski will have about a day and a half to sign between the end of the Olympics and the deadline to be eligible for the playoffs. They are ready to jump back in.
“If somebody wanted me, I’m ready to go,” Wisniewski said Monday. “Hopefully I can come out here and have a great Olympics. It’s not like I’m going to be expensive. You don’t have to give up future considerations.”Speech