Golden Knights halt 2-game skid with 4-1 win over Coyotes

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Pietrangelo had a goal and two assists, and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Arizona Coyotes 4-1 on Thursday night.

William Carrier, Mark Stone and Reilly Smith also scored to help Vegas halt a two-game skid. Logan Thompson made 25 saves, and Jonathan Marchessault had two assists.

The Golden Knights improved to 17-7-0 against the Coyotes, including 10-3-0 on home ice.

Clayton Keller scored for Arizona to extend his point streak to six games. Karel Vejmelka stopped 35 shots.

Pietrangelo broke a scoreless tie at 12:21 of the second period when he took Jack Eichel’s feed at the point and fired a one-timer through traffic.

Carrier made it 2-0 when he drove to the crease and sent a shot that deflected over Vejmelka just 32 seconds into the third.

Stone scored with 14:07 left when he batted a rebound out of midair to make it 3-0.

Pietrangelo, who assisted on the goals by Carrier and Stone, leads all Vegas skaters in career points against the Coyotes with 30 in 44 games. It marked his second three-point game in seven days.

Keller spoiled Thompson’s bid for his third shutout of the season when he scored his seventh goal midway through the third.

Smith’s goal with 1:03 remaining provided the final margin.

NOTES: Vegas forward Phil Kessel skated in his 1,000th consecutive game. ... The Coyotes plan a pit stop back home this weekend before continuing their stretch of 14 straight road games while work is done on their new arena at Arizona State University. ... Chandler Stephenson’s assist on Stone’s goal extended his point streak to five games.

UP NEXT

Coyotes: Hit the road again Monday in Nashville.

Golden Knights: Visit the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.

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W.g. Ramirez, The Associated Press