Knights get goals from Max Pacioretty(1), Reilly Smith(1) and Chandler Stephenson(1) to come from behind to beat the Arizona Coyotes in the first of 4 consecutive games between the two teams. Smith(2) added an empty-netter at the end of the game to seal the victory. KNIGHTS 4, COYOTES 2.
Knights tailed Arizona 2-0 and scored the final 4 goals of the game to get the win in T-Mobile Arena. Knights are now 3-0 on the season, Arizona falls to 1-1-1.
Same two teams play Wednesday in T-Mobile Arena.
KNIGHTS PUCK DROP: Forward Cody Glass out, defenseman Nick Hague gets his first start of the season. Robin Lehner in net for Knights.
FIRST PERIOD: Coyotes Tyler Pitlick(1) with a shorthanded goal at 8:24. COYOTES 1, KNIGHTS 0 after 1.
SECOND PERIOD: Coyotes Nick Schmaltz(1) with a power play goal at 9:35. COYOTES 2, KNIGHTS 0.
Knights Max Pacioretty(3) scores to pull Knights within a goal at 17:02 of 2nd period. Assists to Chandler Stephenson(2) and Shea Theodore(2). COYOTES 2, KNIGHTS 1, after 2.
THIRD PERIOD: Knights Reilly Smith(1) scores at 15:37. Assist to William Karlsson(1). KNIGHTS 2, COYOTES 2.
Chandler Stephenson(1) scores at 11:48, assists to Zack Whitecloud(1) and Mark Stone(4). KNIGHTS 3, COYOTES 2.
Reilly Smith(2) scores his second goal of the game on an empty-netter. KNIGHTS WIN 4-2 over ARIZONA COYOTES.
Arizona Coyotes (1-0-1, third in the West Division) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (2-0-0, first in the West Division)
Paradise, Nevada; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Arizona Coyotes visit Vegas after the Golden Knights defeated Anaheim 2-1 in overtime.
Vegas finished 39-24-8 overall and 15-6-2 in division games in the 2019-20 season. The Golden Knights averaged 3.2 goals and 5.0 assists per game last season.
Arizona finished 33-29-8 overall and 11-8-4 in division play in the 2019-20 season. The Coyotes scored 190 total goals last season averaging 2.7 per game.
The teams face off Monday for the first time this season.
INJURIES: Golden Knights: None listed.
Coyotes: None listed.
COYOTES (1-0-1) at GOLDEN KNIGHTS (2-0-0)
Coyotes projected lineup
Injured: Oliver Ekman-Larsson (knee)
Golden Knights projected lineup
Scratched: Cody Glass
Capobianco replaces Ekman-Larsson and will play on a defense pair with Demers. … Hague will make his season debut. … Nosek will replace Glass at third-line center.