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Shane Doan propels Coyotes to win

Forward gets three points, Jordan Martinook breaks tie in third period against Hurricanes

by Kurt Dusterberg / Correspondent

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Jordan Martinook scored in the third period, and Shane Doan had a goal and two assists to lift the Arizona Coyotes to a 4-2 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Friday.

Martinook gave the Coyotes at 3-2 lead at 9:02. Doan intercepted a Ryan Murphy pass behind the Carolina net and quickly hit Martinook, who scored from the slot.


WATCH: All Coyotes vs. Hurricanes highlights


"Typical Doan, going in hard on the forecheck, somehow it bounces off him and gets on his stick," Martinook said. "Then he throws it out in front, the seas parted and I got one in."

Doan scored a power-play goal into an empty net with 59 seconds remaining for his first three-point night of the season.

"Everybody wants to contribute offensively and I haven't done a very good job for the most part this whole year," said Doan, who has 23 points (six goals, 17 assists). "When you're able to, it always feels better. I wish I had done it more often."

Louis Domingue made 32 saves for the Coyotes (23-34-7), who ended a two-game losing streak.

Video: ARI@CAR: Goligoski roofs nifty wrister to finish rush

The Hurricanes (25-26-10) are winless in their past four games (0-2-2).

Christian Dvorak's 11th goal gave the Coyotes a 1-0 lead at 11:34 of the first period. Doan gathered the long rebound from a Carolina shot and skated up ice before making a long, backhand pass to Dvorak in the right circle.

The Coyotes made it 2-0 when Alex Goligoski scored at 17:29. Goligoski took Radim Vrbata's pass on the backhand before moving to his forehand and flipping a shot past Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward. Ward made 18 saves.

"We started on our heels a bit, and they had a few chances," Domingue said. "The fact that they didn't score and we did on our chances kind of shifted the momentum away."

Carolina cut the deficit to 2-1 when Lee Stempniak got a piece of Jaccob Slavin's point shot at 19:11. Jay McClement, playing in his 900th NHL game, earned the second assist when he won the draw.

Jordan Staal tied the game 2-2 at 1:30 of the second period. Teuvo Teravainen passed across the slot to find Staal open at the far post for a tap-in.

The Hurricanes had a chance to take control of the game early, but Phil Di Giuseppe hit a post and Elias Lindholm missed an open net on the forehand.

"We chased the game," Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said. "We never scored early on some good chances. We never led."

Video: ARI@CAR: Staal buries Teravainen's slick feed


Goal of the game

Martinook skated into the slot, got his left knee down and lifted a shot over Ward's blocker.

Video: ARI@CAR: Martinook hammers one-timer past Ward


Save of the game

Ward made a game-saver at 7:02 of the third period when he used his glove and a two-pad stack to fight off Vrbata's attempt at the bottom of the right circle.

Video: ARI@CAR: Ward makes a dazzling kick save on Vrbata


Highlight of the game

Dvorak's goal was the result of Doan's hard work. The captain's pin-point, cross-ice, backhand pass was right on target.

Video: ARI@CAR: Dvorak pots one-timer off Doan's great feed

Unsung performance of the game

In addition to scoring a goal, Dvorak had three blocked shots, two hits and won 12 of 21 faceoffs (57 percent).


They said it

"It's such an incredible blessing to be able to play hockey in the NHL. You don't get to do it very often. You have a very limited number of games to do it. You don't want to waste them. All of us at some point will want to be doing it and no one will let us - some of us a lot sooner than others." -- Coyotes forward Shane Doan


"I think we only had three or four chances in the first period, and a couple of them were [Grade] A chances, and we capitalized on them. It got us going and we got our feet under us. Still a little sloppy, but Louie [Domingue] made some saves and we found a way to win." -- Coyotes coach Dave Tippett


"We're starting games off better. We just have to push that all the way through to the end. We have a lot of games every other day now so we just have to bring it every night and try to get the two points." -- Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin


Need to know

The Coyotes were playing their sixth game in nine nights. ... Forward Patrick Brown was the only Carolina skater without a shot on goal. ... The Hurricanes are 1-6-3 in the past 10 games.


What's next

Coyotes: Host the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday (8:30 p.m. ET; FS-A PLUS, FS-CR, NHL.TV)

Hurricanes: At the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday (8:30 p.m. ET; FS-A PLUS, FS-CR NHL.TV)


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