Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NHL Roundup: Coyotes Score Three in First Period, Hold off Ducks

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NHL Roundup: Coyotes Score Three in First Period, Hold off Ducks

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Radim Vrbata capped Arizona's three-goal first period and the host Coyotes held on for a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.

Christian Dvorak and Jakob Chychrun also scored for Arizona, and starting goalie Mike Smith had 27 saves before leaving about 4 minutes into the third period after a collision in the net. Marek Langhamer helped kill a power play after being pressed into action for his NHL debut and stopped six of the seven shots he faced.

The Coyotes have won four of their last six.

NOTEBOOK

NHL suspends Jets' Trouba * The NHL has suspended Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba for two games for an illegal check to the head of Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone.

The incident occurred in the third period of Winnipeg's 3-2 win in Ottawa on Sunday. Stone had just made a pass in the Winnipeg zone when Trouba hit him with an open-ice elbow to the head.

Stone did not return to the game, but has joined the Senators for their upcoming trip. Trouba was assessed a minor penalty for illegal check to the head on the play. …

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