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'Yotes Notes: 10 Players Notch Point In Needed Win

Arizona snapped losing streak with 5-4 triumph over Flyers on Thursday

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

Recap: ARI 5, PHI 4

Coyotes hold off Flyers for 5-4 win

The Coyotes rallied in the 3rd period, scoring three goals including Ryan White's late tally to stay ahead for a 5-4 win

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Ten players notched at least one point for the Coyotes as they beat Philadelphia, 5-4, on Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

Brad Richardson had a goal and an assist, and newcomers Jamie McGinn and Ryan White scored their first goals with the Coyotes in a victory that snapped a five-game losing streak.

"If the old saying 'adversity makes you stronger' is a good quote, we gained some strength this trip," said Head Coach Dave Tippett, who witnessed five road losses in a row before his team's first road win on Thursday. "We'll take the win. We needed a win to end the road trip. I think (on) this trip we learned a lot about our team." 

The Coyotes will return to Arizona on Friday and host Colorado on Saturday night.

Video: Dave Tippett discusses Coyotes' 5-4 win at Flyers

 • Defenseman Michael Stone suffered an upper-body injury presumably from a check by Flyers forward Brayden Schenn at 6:31 of the third period. Stone played after the hit, but he eventually left the ice and did not return. 

Stone's injury is not believed to be serious.

Rookie Jakob Chychrun did not like Schenn's hit on Stone and he immediately grabbed Schenn and they swapped punches. It was Chychrun's first NHL fight and he was charged with a two-minute minor, five-minute major and 10-minute misconduct for instigating and had to watch the rest of the game from the dressing room.

"I want the guys to know I'm always here to protect them," Chychrun said. "I didn't like the way 'Stoney' got hit probably like five feet off the wall. He went in pretty hard. I felt I had to show them I have their backs a little extra tonight so I jumped in for him ... I'm not the guy that's going to go looking for fights, but I'll be the first one in there if I don't like something that guys are doing to my teammates."

Video: Jakob Chychrun discusses Coyotes' 5-4 win over Flyers

• McGinn scored the game's first goal when he swatted a rebound past Flyers goalie Steve Mason at 7:33 of the first period. The goal was McGinn's first as a member of the Coyotes. Anthony Duclair assisted on McGinn's goal for his first point of the season, ending a six-game point-less streak to start the season.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson put Arizona ahead 2-0 at 11:22 of the first period by scoring an unassisted goal. It was his fifth of the season - tops among NHL defensemen.

Martin Hanzal and Richardson scored goals 1:39 apart in the third period to give the Coyotes a 4-2 lead, and White, who played 107 games for the Flyers from 2014-16, netted what turned out to be the game-winning goal over Flyers goalie Stave Mason's right shoulder from a tough angle at 15:41 of the third period. 

"It was late in the game and we were just trying to get the puck in deep and grind it out with our line," White said. "We've been doing a pretty good job the last couple nights and hey, I shoot from everywhere (so) it doesn't matter. If it's close to the net, why not?"

White played only 8:09 vs. his former team but he produced three shots and delivered four hits in addition to his key goal.

Video: Ryan White discusses Coyotes' 5-4 win over Flyers

• Richardson's goal was his second short-handed goal of the season. Both were scored in games vs. Philadelphia.

• Goalie Louis Domingue stopped 28 of 32 shots to earn his first victory of the season.

"Louis was better in goal tonight," Tippett said. "He gave us some key saves."

Tobias Rieder logged 7:16 of penalty-kill time and earned rave reviews from Tippett and his teammates, who awarded him the player of the game belt. 

• The Coyotes, who also beat the Flyers on Oct. 15, have swept the season series (of at least two games) from Philadelphia for the first time since 2000-01.

 

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