The Arizona Coyotes hope to carry the momentum of a strong finish in Friday's 7-4 loss to Vegas into Sunday afternoon's rematch with the Golden Knights in Las Vegas.
Arizona fell behind 4-0 in the first nine minutes, when Vegas had 18 of its season-high 22 first-period shots on goal. The Golden Knights were cruising with a 5-0 lead when Nick Schmaltz scored with just 53 seconds remaining in the second period, the first of three consecutive Coyotes goals over a 4:33 span.
Reilly Smith scored his second goal of the night to give Vegas a little breathing room at 6-3 in the third, but Michael Bunting answered with his fourth goal in the past three games just 15 seconds later. It wasn't until Max Pacioretty scored an empty-net goal with 54.3 seconds left that the Golden Knights could exhale.