As the season comes to an end, we are going to see the Arizona Coyotes start signing players. Not only do they have the upcoming expansion draft to look forward to, but they are also going to need to sign new defensemen. The Coyotes made their first signing today sending Ilya Lyubushkin to a one-year, $1.35 million deal.
Things weren’t much different Saturday. Schmaltz and Garland had assists on Arizona’s first goal. And then Keller scored the Coyotes’ second goal on a second-period power play to tie the game 2-2 in what became a 3-2 Coyotes victory.
Darcy Kuemper stopped 20 shots in his return to the lineup and the Coyotes fought through an emotional afternoon, rallying from a two-goal deficit to beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Saturday. I don’t want to be cheesy, but I will say there was something there,” Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said. We went down 2-0, but I thought we were still playing good hockey and guys had some juice from the night.