Coyotes top Maple Leafs for fifth win in seven games
Vinnie Hinostroza scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period for the Arizona Coyotes in a 4-2 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena on Sunday.
Hinostroza gave the Coyotes a 3-2 lead at 6:44 when he gathered a rebound at the side of the net and shot off Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen’s back.
“All-around great play,” Hinostroza said. “We played simple, got the puck out, [Richard] Panik made a great play to [Derek] Stepan. I think we had a few chances before I got the rebound and threw it off the back of the goalie, so it was nice to contribute.”
Travis Dermott and John Tavares scored, and Andersen made 27 saves for Toronto (29-17-2), which has lost two in a row and is 1-4-0 in its past five games.
“We just have to stay the course, stay with it and keep working through it,” Tavares said. “It’s not easy at times, but this is a great challenge of character and a great opportunity to find a way to figure it out and solve that puzzle of where we need to get to.”
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