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GLENDALE Connor Brown Jersey , Ariz. (AP) — the New Jersey Devils watched MacKenzie Blackwood leave in the first period with a lower-body injury.Keith Kinkaid filled in nicely for someone who hadn’t played in four games.Kinkaid stopped 21 shots and had two saves in a shootout, lifting the New Jersey Devils to a 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night.“It was nice to see Keith come in and he was strong for us,” Devils coach John Hynes said. “He got better and better as the game went on.”Kinkaid started the season as New Jersey’s No. 1 goalie, but the Devils have been riding Blackwood’s recent success with Cory Schneider out.Blackwood, making his seventh start in nine games seemed to tweak his leg midway through the first period and was replaced by Kinkaid late. Kinkaid gave up goals to Conor Garland and Christian Fischer in regulation, but stopped Alex Galchenyuk and Nick Cousins in the shootout.Kyle Palmeiri and Drew Stafford scored in the shootout for the Devils, who have won four of six.In regulation, New Jersey’s Nico Hischier scored his 11th goal on a shot that didn’t go into the net and Blake Coleman had his 12th of the season.“It was a good effort,” Stafford said. “It wasn’t the prettiest game, but we found a way.”Arizona’s Darcy Kuemper made a pair of spectacular saves in overtime, swiping a puck out of the crease after it trickled through on one, snatching another shot from a seated position on another. He allowed goals on the two shots he faced in the shootout and finished with 33 saves.The injury-depleted Coyotes went 0 for 5 on the power play Frederik Andersen Jersey , including a lengthy 5 on 3, and have lost 11 of 15.“Five, six regulars out, I hate to keep saying it,” Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said. “We worked hard, but you could tell the skill level wasn’t there sometimes. We’re just grinding away.”The Devils scored a goal 1:05 into the game that never actually went into the net.New Jersey had a 2-on-1 after an Arizona neutral-zone turnover and Kyle Palmieri fed the puck to Hischier. Kuemper got a piece of Hischier’s shot and the puck shot in the air just as Arizona forward Clayton Keller crashed into the goal, dislodging it. Initially called no goal, the officials awarded it to Hischier upon review, ruling the puck would have gone in had Keller not knocked the goal off its moorings.“The puck was in the air, so I don’t think you can assume it wasn’t going to hit the top of the net,” Tocchet said. “It went to Toronto. I don’t know.”Garland tied it late in the first period, intercepting a pass by New Jersey’s Pavel Zacha in front of the crease and slipping the puck under Kinkaid’s left pad.Fischer put the Coyotes up midway through the second period, beating Kinkaid stick side with a wrister from the left circle.Coleman tied it late in the period Womens Jake Gardiner Jersey , one-timing in a pass from Travis Zajac that hit Kuemper’s left pad and trickled through his legs.Kuemper made a spectacular save in the third period to prevent a short-handed goal, doing to splits to get a skate on Hischier’s breakaway attempt.It wasn’t enough. Arizona missed on some chances in the third period and overtime, and couldn’t get anything past Kinkaid in the shootout.“We were on the game, but I don’t think we do enough to win that game,” Coyotes captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson said.NOTES: Arizona C Nick Schmaltz missed his second straight game with a lower-body injury. He was placed on injured reserve on Thursday and is listed as week-to-week by the team. … Schneider missed his ninth straight game with a lower-body injury, but has been skating on his own. LW Taylor Hall missed his fifth straight with a lower-body injury.UP NEXTThe Devils: At Vegas on Sunday.The Coyotes: Host the New York Rangers on Sunday. The Columbus Blue Jackets have developed a solid regional and Metropolitan Division rivalry with the Pittsburgh Penguins in recent seasons.That could be evident in the style of play when the teams meet for the first time this season Saturday at PPG Paints Arena, but it’s the Blue Jackets who come in on a high.Columbus (13-7-3) beat Toronto 4-2 Friday to avenge a 4-2 loss Monday in the first game of a home-and-home set against the Maple Leafs and keep a hold on the top spot in the Metropolitan. The Blue Jackets were on a 5-0-2 run before the two games against the Maple Leafs.Article continues below ...Pittsburgh (8-9-4) fell at Boston 2-1 in overtime Friday to remain last in the division.Josh Anderson’s two first-period goals were illustrative of the way the season is going for the Blue Jackets. “Just going to the net hard,” Anderson said.Columbus had to withstand a strong comeback by Toronto, which tied it 2-2 before Cam Atkinson scored shorthanded to restore the Blue Jackets’ lead and extend his goal streak to six games.“That was the definition of finding a way to win,” Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said.Columbus will be playing in its third set of back-to-back games — the Blue Jackets were 2-1-1 over the first two sets — and will make it three in four nights Monday against Detroit.“We’ve got three tough games here — I guess two more,” Columbus defenseman Scott Harrington said. “We’re playing games with a lot of skill and a lot of speed. … Great job by us to lock it down in the third (Friday) and play well defensively and have that confidence moving forward (that) if we put ourselves in a similar situation in the next two games, we can have the confidence that we can seal the deal and get it done.”That’s been something the Penguins haven’t been able to do much. They are 2-7-3 in their past 12 games, although that includes 1-0-2 in their past three.“The last three games we have points Tyler Graovac Jersey Womens ,” said center Evgeni Malkin, who scored on a power play for Pittsburgh’s only goal — and a lead — against Boston and has a six-game point streak.“We had a chance to win (Friday). It’s a tough loss, but we have a great team. We believe in each other. … If we play the same and we get a little bit lucky, we’ll win games for sure.”Pittsburgh is expected to start Casey DeSmith in goal after Tristan Jarry made his first NHL start this season, and 28th of his career, against the Bruins. The Penguins placed goaltender Matt Murray on injured reserve Thursday with an upper-body injury that coach Mike Sullivan said will keep Murray out “longer term.”Pittsburgh also lost top-line winger Patric Hornqvist for the third period against the Bruins after he took a hard hit against the boards from Boston’s Kevan Miller in the second period. Sullivan did not have an update on Hornqvist’s status after the game.Sullivan, in contrast to Malkin, doesn’t seem satisfied with picking up individual points here and there.“We’re looking for wins,” Sullivan said tersely, then repeated that sentence.“We have higher expectations. We’re trying to win every game that we’re in.”
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