Michael Carcone scores twice as Coyotes trip Lightning
Nov 28, 2023
Michael Carcone tallied twice, Travis Boyd scored for the first time this season and the Arizona Coyotes topped the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 on Tuesday in Tempe, Ariz.
In his third career multigoal outing, all this season, Carcone opened and closed the scoring for the Coyotes, who started their five-game homestand by moving to 6-5-2 in November.
Alex Kerfoot had two assists for Arizona, which won its second straight game.
Following his 2-0 shutout of the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday, Coyotes goaltender Connor Ingram made 30 saves for another win. He also earned his second career assist -- both this campaign -- with a helper on Boyd's marker.
Ingram ran his record to 2-0-0 against the Lightning, who drafted him in the third round in 2016. He crafted a 47-save shutout in a 1-0 shootout home win against Tampa Bay on Feb. 15.
Tampa Bay's Brayden Point scored, and Nikita Kucherov got an assist to move his point streak to seven games. Goalie Jonas Johansson stopped 22 shots, but the Lightning lost both ends of their back-to-back set against the Colorado Avalanche and the Coyotes.
Tampa Bay finished 1-2-0 on its road trip and fell to 4-6-2 overall away from home.
After a spirited fight between the Lightning's Tanner Jeannot and the Coyotes' Josh Brown just 3:15 into the game, Kerfoot won a faceoff and swept it back to Michael Kesselring, who quickly slid it to Carcone.
The third-line left winger fired in a long shot that beat Johansson on the near post, flying into the net just six seconds after the tussle ended.
Riding the momentum of the night's first penalty kill, the Coyotes took a 2-0 lead in the second period after a breakout pass from Brown to Boyd, who avoided a hit by Michael Eyssimont at the blue line.
After a slight toe-drag, Boyd buried his first goal of the season at 5:42. Ingram drew the secondary assist.
The red-hot Kucherov, who had six points on Friday in an 8-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes, helped cut into the lead when he slid a two-on-one pass to Point for the center's 12th goal at 15:22 of the second.
In the third, Carcone found the net at 7:22 when he gained possession of the puck at the half-boards, skated in and slipped his ninth tally between Johansson's pads.
--Field Level Media