The Coyotes defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 4-0 on Wednesday night to snap a four-game losing streak. Vejmelka put in a strong performance while having his father travel from Europe to watch him play in an NHL game for the first time. Coyotes vs Hurricanes NHL Scores Highlights 23 Nov 2022
Coyotes vs Hurricanes NHL Scores Highlights
Having his father, Karel, see him play is a dream, he added. It’s incredible, I tell you. It’s something really significant for our family and for us.
On the eighth stop of a 14-game road trip, Lawson Crouse scored twice for the Coyotes, including an empty-netter, while Nick Schmaltz and Nick Bjugstad also scored. Dylan Guenther and Shayne Gostisbehere each had two assists.
Vejmelka has two shutouts this season in 13 appearances.
Just hours after a contract extension was announced, Pyotr Kochetkov made 22 saves for Carolina. He wasn’t anticipated to play, but scheduled starter Antti Raanta served as the backup.
Carolina suffered its fourth straight defeat. For the second time this year, it was shut out.
Coach Rod Brind’Amour stated, “We’re in a rough stretch, without a doubt.” “It’s really difficult when you’re not scoring,”
The elder Vejmelka was present because of the Coyotes’ arrangement to bring their fathers to a few games. He witnessed a spectacular performance.
In front of their goalie, the Coyotes were vigilant, blocking 30 shots. J.J. Moser, a defenseman, had seven of the blocks.
During a first-period Carolina power play, defender Troy Stecher stopped two shots. He immediately left the bench to receive treatment since he was obviously in pain, but he soon came back to the ice.
Without a doubt, Tourigny replied, “He is harmed.” When you play that way, you stop a lot of shots from being taken.
For the first time in the franchise’s history, the Hurricanes lost their previous three games in overtime.
In the first 20 minutes, Carolina attempted 14 shots on target. Additionally, during the Hurricanes’ 5-for-3 power play, winger Andrei Svechnikov missed wide on a goal with the net open.