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Recap and Rank ‘Em: Carolina Hurricanes Outmatched Again in Loss to Coyotes

Shane Doan’s three points led Arizona to a win in the front half of a home-and-home between the teams.

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The Carolina Hurricanes continued their winless week with a loss at home to the Arizona Coyotes. They’ve now won just once in their last 10 outings.

The Hurricanes had several chances at the outset of the game, including a chance on a wide-open net for Elias Lindholm that was not converted, but it was Arizona’s Christian Dvorak starting the scoring just over halfway through the first period.

Dvorak took a cross-ice feed from Shane Doan at the left slot and wasted no time putting a one-timer over the glove of Cam Ward.

But the Coyotes weren’t done there. Alex Goligoski added another before the end of the period, finishing his fourth of the year in beautiful fashion just under the crossbar.

Not to be outdone, the Hurricanes managed a response with 48 seconds left in the frame in the form of a Lee Stempniak redirection on a Jaccob Slavin shot from the blue line. Jay McClement also assisted on the play.

The second period started in a similar fashion to the first, with Carolina carrying play for the most part and spending most of their time in the Coyotes zone.

But this time, Carolina managed to convert their early chance as Jordan Staal stuffed home a Teuvo Teravainen feed to tie the game at two.

Aside from a few penalties for each team, the second period ended without much fanfare.

The third saw a bit of the same, but Carolina started strongly once again. Despite this, it was Arizona taking the lead halfway through the period after Ryan Murphy made an ill-advised pass behind the goal line to Shane Doan, who promptly wired a pass to Jordan Martinook in the slot for an easy finish.

Carolina came close to tying the game yet again with a few opportunities, but rarely legitimately threatened Louis Domingue in the Arizona net. Shane Doan added an empty net goal to bring the lead to 4-2 and effectively seal the two points for the road team.

Cam Ward made 19 saves on 22 shots while Domingue made 32 saves on 34 shots for the Coyotes. Next game for both teams is against one another in Arizona on Sunday at 8:30 pm ET.

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