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Except maybe a bit of pride.
It showed Wednesday night as Kevin Connauton scored twice to lead the Coyotes over the Pacific Division-leading Vegas Golden Knights 3-2.
It marked Arizona’s first victory over the expansion Golden Knights in the teams’ fifth and final game this season.
”It was a good complete game for us,” Connauton said. ”It’s big, I mean right now we’re focused on building for next year. We still have a group here that has a lot of pride and that is gonna play hard right to the end.”
Richard Panik also scored for the Coyotes, and Antti Raanta improved to 18-16-6 by making 27 saves.
”We knew that we had lost all the games against this team and we wanted to show that we’re not that bad a team,” Raanta said. ”Everybody knows that we’re not gonna go to the playoffs, but we want to show that we can beat anybody in this league. A little bit of a better start (this season) we could actually be in the hunt for a playoff spot.”
The Coyotes began the season 0-10-1 and were 9-27-5 heading into 2018, but now they’re on a 15-7-2 roll, including an impressive 4-1 victory at Eastern Conference-leading Tampa Bay on Monday night.
”It was a huge thing to come from Tampa and start working again, it was a big thing for the team for sure,” Raanta said. ”It’s showing to the fans and showing to the league that we can beat anybody in this league when we are playing like we played today and in Tampa. It’s a confidence boost for sure.”
Erik Haula and Alex Tuch each scored power-play goals for the playoff-bound Golden Knights. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots.
Vegas is in a 7-6-3 rut and holds a five-point lead over surging San Jose for first place in the Pacific Division. The Sharks were idle Wednesday and visit Vegas on Saturday night. The Golden Knights are 27-10-2 at home this season.
The Golden Knights continued to struggle at the start of games, getting outshot by Arizona in the first period 15-5.
Vegas has been outshot 41-22 in the first period over its past three games.
”It’s bothering me a lot,” Vegas coach Gerard Gallant said of his team’s sluggish starts. ”First game of our road trip in San Jose we had an unbelievable first period and the last three since then it’s been chasing the game every game. That’s three in a row and we gotta fix it. We gotta be better Trenton Cannon Color Rush Jersey , we gotta be more prepared for those starts and get our game ready.”
The Coyotes opened the scoring when Connauton found the loose puck after a deflection in front of the crease and backhanded it in a wide-open net.
Vegas tied it after James Neal took advantage of a turnover and fed Haula for a one-timer.
With a little more than three minutes left in the first period, Arizona rookie Clayton Keller stole the puck, maneuvered around the defense and served an attacking Panik, whose backhand beat Fleury.
Keller, who leads the team in scoring, continued a red-hot March and has now recorded a point in 10 straight games. Keller’s 18 points this month is the most by a rookie, while his 39 assists and 62 points this season are also team records by a rookie.
Tuch deflected Jonathan Marchessault’s slap shot late in the second period to knot the game at 2, but moments later Connauton scored his second goal when his shot from the point made its way through the five-hole.
”It was big because obviously this is a great hockey team we’re playing. This is a tough building to play in, a loud building,” Arizona coach Rick Tocchet said. ”We held our own, you gotta give our team credit. It’s a tough road trip. I like the way some of these guys are buying in. You do the right things, good things happen.”
Arizona http://www.broncosauthorizedshops.com/authentic-isaac-yiadom-jersey , which is 6-3-1 in its last 10 road games, played its fifth game of a six-game road trip that started in Buffalo, and continued through Carolina, Florida, Tampa and Vegas. The Coyotes finish their road trip tomorrow in Los Angeles.
NOTES: Arizona is on a winning run of 16-1-1 when holding opponents to two goals or fewer. … Fleury remains one win away from moving into sole possession of 11th on the NHL’s career wins list. … Neal is two games shy from his 700th career game. … Marchessault is two games away from his 200th career contest.
Arizona: Visits Los Angeles on Thursday night.
Vegas: Hosts St. Louis on Friday night.
The Latest on the NBA Finals from Wednesday’s Game 3 (all times local):
Kevin Durant scored a playoff career-high 43 points, including a long clinching 3-pointer, Stephen Curry ended a nightmarish night with five straight to give Golden State the lead for good, and the Warriors took a 3-0 lead in the NBA Finals with a 110-102 victory over Cleveland.
”The shot clock was running down, I was pretty far out, I just wanted to get a look,” Durant said of his long 3-pointer. ”I didn’t want to run there and shoot a bad shot, fall on the ground and they got numbers going the other way so I decided to pull up.”
Curry shot just 3 for 16 but he made a layup with the Warriors down one and followed with his only 3-pointer of the game for a four-point lead with a little more than 2 minutes remaining.
The Warriors have a 3-0 lead for the second straight year. They finished the Cavaliers off in five games in 2017.
LeBron James had 33 points Andrei Svechnikov Hurricanes Jersey , 11 assists and 10 rebounds, but his Cavaliers will have to become the first team to climb out of a 3-0 hole in the NBA Finals.
LeBron James is carrying the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, as usual. Rodney Hood is helping, which is unexpected.
Hood continues to provide James with solid support as Golden State leads Game 3 94-93 midway through the fourth quarter.
Out of the rotation of late, Hood has three baskets in the final period and 15 points off the bench. James leads the Cavaliers with 26 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds.
Kevin Durant has 38 points for the Warriors, who are trying to win with next to nothing from Stephen Curry. He has four points on 1-for-14 shooting
Kevin Durant has Golden State a quarter away from a 3-0 lead in the NBA Finals.
The Warriors have an 83-81 edge heading into the final period, surging ahead with one of their patented third-quarter runs even while Stephen Curry continues to struggle.
But Durant has been brilliant, with 34 points, 13 rebounds and five assists. That has more than compensated for Curry’s 1-for-11 outing, including 0 for 7 from 3-point range.
LeBron James has 21 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds for the Cavaliers Authentic Evan Bouchard Jersey , who were outscored 31-23 in the third.
Good news for the Cavaliers: They finally got a free throw attempt, after LeBron James’ basket early in the second half.
Bad news for the Cavaliers: Golden State has all the other points in the third quarter.
The Warriors opened the third quarter with an 11-3 spurt to take a 63- 61 lead.
James was fouled while scoring after Cleveland didn’t attempt a free throw in the first half, when it led by as many as 13 points.
Cleveland has a 58-52 halftime lead in Game 3 of the NBA Finals that would be much bigger if not for Kevin Durant.
Durant scored 24 points, the only Warriors player in double figures in a foul-plagued, poor-shooting first half for Stephen Curry.
LeBron James has 14 points, nine assists and six rebounds, and he’s getting more help than his counterpart Durant. Kevin Love had 15 points and 10 rebounds, J.R. Smith scored 10 points, and Rodney Hood made a nice contribution with six.
Cleveland led by as much as 13 in a half where Curry committed three fouls and was 1 for 8 from the field.
LeBron James is on. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are way off.
James is up to 14 points, six assists and five rebounds midway through the second quarter, leading Cleveland to a 44-34 advantage. The Cavaliers also are getting a strong performance from J.R. Smith, with 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting.
Curry is just 1 for 8 Armani Watts Color Rush Jersey , missing all five 3-pointers, a game after making an NBA Finals-record nine 3s. Thompson, his backcourt mate, is 1 for 6.
Cleveland’s strong start was almost entirely erased, thanks largely to Kevin Durant.
The 2017 NBA Finals MVP had 13 points and was 4 for 4 from the field as Golden State cut a 12-point deficit down to 29-28 after one quarter. Durant also grabbed all of the Warriors’ seven rebounds.
That helped Golden State overcome a combined 2-for-9 start for Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Curry also picked up two fouls.
Andre Iguodala entered midway through the period for his debut in this series and made his lone shot. LeBron James had six points and five assists for the Cavaliers.
The Cavaliers quickly made seven of their first 13 shots – and throw out one of the misses, because it was on purpose.
LeBron James’ pass to himself off the backboard for a slam dunk was the early highlight as Cleveland raced to a 16-4 lead and are up 22-14 in the first quarter.
The 12-point margin represented the biggest lead of the series for the Cavaliers, who were ahead by 11 in Game 1.
J.R. Smith and Kevin Love both made 3-pointers and scored five points in the strong start.
JaVale McGee remains in the starting lineup even though Andre Iguodala is available for Golden State, which is trying for a 3-0 lead in the NBA Finals for the second straight year.
The Warriors could become the 14th team to win the first three games of the NBA Finals. All of the previous 13 have won the series.
The Cavaliers are used to being in this position. This is the fourth time in their five NBA Finals appearances that they’ve come home to host Game 3 staring at a 2-0 deficit.
They are the last team to get swept in the finals, dropping four straight to San Antonio in 2007.
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