Foegele finishes marking dry, tornadoes in white coyotes


RALEIGH, N.C. – Rod Brind & # 39; Amour, coach of Carolina Hurricanes, gave his players a day off after a difficult loss. They rewarded their first-year coach with a 3-0 win over Arizona Coyotes on Sunday.

Warren Foegele scored his first goal since October and Petr Mrazek made 23 saves in his first shutout of the season to help the Hurricanes recover from a difficult loss to Washington on Friday.

"I thought the guys needed a mental break at the hockey game," said Brind'Amour. "We've been working hard and we're not getting results. I think they've come back a little refreshed today."

The hurricanes had secured a three-goal lead in a 6-5 loss to the capitals. After Brind & Amour gave Saturday, they secured their second win in seven games in December.

"We had a day off and we went back to hockey, instead of waiting a week and thinking about the loss," Foegele said.

Foegele, a rookie from the left, scored three times in the first four games of the season. He had a goal in the 5 to 3 victory over Vancouver on Oct. 9 but has not scored since then a 27-game period.

Foegele defeated North Korean Nick Schmaltz in the rebound of a strong kick by Calvin de Haan and put the puck behind goalkeeper Adin Hill at 9:44 of the second period giving Carolina a 1-0 lead.

Foegele was relieved at the end of the drought.

"You sort of question your skills and things go in your head that you should not," he said.

De Haan had two assists, while Andrei Svechnikov and Sebastian Aho also scored for the hurricanes.

Svechnikov made it 2-0 in the fourth minute after Foegele's strike with a high kick in the entrance of Hill. The hurricanes took the coyotes in a line change, and the rookie's right wing made them pay. Justin Faulk fed Svechnikov on the run.

The Coyotes lost for the fifth time in six games. His best chance of scoring was in the third period. Alex Galchenyuk kicked in at 4:07 but was suspended because of a big crash.

Twenty-five seconds after Galchyyuk's goal was nullified, Aho converted neutral-zone turnover into his 12th-best team goal of the season.

Arizona manager Rick Tocchet was disappointed after his team had eliminated a three-goal deficit 4-3 in New York Rangers overtime on Friday night and threw the hurricanes into the first period.

"The game was there," Tocchet said. "If you looked at the other goals, one was a horrendous change, the other the third, it was terrible, we had some chances where they made a mistake and did not score."

GRADES: The Coyotes have the best penalty unit in the NHL. They killed all five Carolina power opportunities on Sunday. … The hurricanes are already missing some attackers and Svechnikov left in the middle of the third period after being checked in the back. Brind & Amour said the team will know more about Svechnikov's status on Monday. "He messed up something and came to the bank and tried to go but could not," Brind'Amour said. "We'll find out." Attackers Jordan Staal and Micheal Ferland were out of the Hurricanes. Both have dealt with concussion problems. Staal have lost five straight games and Ferland have lost seven of their last eight.


Coyotes: Host the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.

Hurricanes: Receive the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.


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