NEW YORK (AP) — Barclay Goodrow and Adam Fox scored late in the second half as the New York Rangers beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-1 on Sunday night.
Chris Kreider and Ryan Carpenter also scored and Igor Shesterkin made 31 saves for Rangers, who suffered a losing streak in three home games. The Rangers are 13-1-2 in their last 16 games against the Coyotes, dating back to March 2014.
Clayton Keller scored for Arizona, who have lost consecutive games after winning the first three in their season-high 14 games. Connor Ingram had 23 saves.
Goodrow broke a goalless tie when he intercepted a misplayed puck in front of Ingram and scored his fourth goal of the season with just under five minutes left in the middle stage.
Fox made it 2-0 just 1:18 later with his fifth goal after the Coyotes had more chances in the first two thirds. Artemi Panarin had his team-leading 17th assist in the game, earning him 22 points this season.
Chris Kreider extended the lead with a power play goal at 4:39 of the third for his seventh win of the season. Mika Zibanejad and Fox had assists, extending Fox’s scoring streak to six games and giving Zibanejad a point in eight of his last nine.
Keller spoiled Shesterkin’s shutout bid with his sixth of the season on the power play at 8:33 on the third, extending his scoring streak to five games and giving him 17 points as team leader.
Carpenter made it 4-1 at 11:43 a.m. with his first goal since joining Rangers in the offseason.
Both teams suffered losses the previous night – the Rangers lost 2-1 in Nashville and the Coyotes were beaten 4-2 in New Jersey.
Ingram was sharp in the first half of the game, stopping Ryan Lindgren in a 2-for-1 break while outnumbered in the 12th minute after Rangers’ first shot on target after Arizona scored 10 against Shesterkin.
Ingram also denied Zibanejad’s one-timer on a Rangers power play with just under two minutes left in the first.
LONG JOURNEY/ARENA DRAMA
Arizona’s road trip is the longest in league history and comes while the Mullett Arena annex at Arizona State University is being completed. The Coyotes relocated to the 5,000-seat college campus arena while seeking approval for a permanent home in Tempe, Arizona, where the Coyotes have negotiated to build on a piece of land west of downtown. Arizona played Gila River Arena on a one-year lease until the City of Glendale said it would not renew the lease. Tempe City Council voted unanimously last Thursday to send a proposed arena and entertainment district to a referendum in May.
Coyotes: In Vegas on Thursday night.
Rangers: Thursday night in Seattle to begin a four-game West Coast trip.