Nick Schmaltz has team-record seven points as Coyotes outlast Senators

Nick Schmaltz had two goals and five assists for a franchise record seven points as the Arizona Coyotes prevailed in a wild 8-5 win against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday at Glendale, Ariz.

Clayton Keller had two goals and two assists and Shayne Gostisbehere had a goal and three assists for the Coyotes, who won their second straight. Scott Wedgewood made 41 saves and Lawson Crouse scored the go-ahead goal.

Parker Kelly had two goals, Thomas Chabot had three assists, and Matt Murray stopped 23 shots for the Senators, who have lost four in a row.

Schmaltz gave the Coyotes a 1-0 lead on the power play at 4:10 of the first period when he backhanded a rebound into the net.

Clayton Keller made it 2-0 at 13:53. Gostisbehere faked a slap shot from the top of the left circle before feeding an uncovered Keller at the right side of the net.

Schmaltz capitalized on a Senators turnover, scoring from the low slot to push the lead to 3-0 at 2:50 of the second period.

Matias Maccelli scored his first NHL goal in his second NHL game to extend it 4-0 at 12:35, skating in with speed and sliding a rebound five-hole on Murray.

Kelly gave the Senators life just over a minute later when his shot from the top of the left circle trickled through Wedgewood to make it 4-1.

Josh Norris narrowed it to 4-2 from the right circle on the power play at 15:11 and Kelly brought Ottawa to within one at 16:06 from the left circle.

The Senators' three goals were scored 2:12 apart.

Tim Stutzle fed Alex Formenton for the tap-in on the doorstep 56 seconds into the third period to tie it 4-4. Nick Paul put the Senators ahead 5-4 less than a minute later from in front.

Keller tied it 5-5 at 4:07. Schmaltz picked off Murray behind the net and dished off to Keller in the slot, who had an empty net.

Crouse put the Coyotes back in front, 6-5, from the bottom of the circle on the power play at 6:57. Gostisbehere made it 7-5 from the high slot at 14:53 and Dysin Mayo added one to make it 8-5 at 16:26.

--Field Level Media

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