GLENDALE, Ariz. — Marc-Andre Fleury tied Roberto Luongo for third in goalie wins in NHL history in the Vegas Golden Knights’ 3-2 overtime victory against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Saturday.
Jonathan Marchessault won it on a power play at 3:04 with a one-timer from the bottom of the left face-off circle off a return pass from Alex Pietrangelo.
The Coyotes were called for too many men on the ice at 2:35.
Fleury made 19 saves in his 489th win. He trails Martin Brodeur (691) and Patrick Roy (551).
“There won’t be a party or anything, but it’s still a bit surreal to see my name there with these guys,” Fleury said. “Maybe one day I’ll sit down and think about it and reflect on my career. But for now, it’s a good one, it was intense, and it felt good to get that one.”
William Karlsson and Mark Stone scored for the Golden Knights (36-12-2), who won for the 11th time in 12 games despite surrendering a two-goal lead in the third period. Their 10-game winning streak ended in a 3-0 loss to the Coyotes on Friday.
“It was critical, obviously, for the standings, but more importantly we got our game back,” Vegas coach Peter DeBoer said. “If we hadn’t gotten the two points, we would have been disappointed.”
The Golden Knights lead the Colorado Avalanche by four points for first place in the eight-team Honda West Division; the Avalanche defeated the San Jose Sharks 4-3 on Saturday and have one game in hand.
Christian Fischer and Christian Dvorak scored in the third period, and Darcy Kuemper made 31 saves for the Coyotes (22-24-6), who have lost 10 of 13.
“It was nice to come back and force the overtime, but it’s still a tough loss, for sure,” Dvorak said.
Arizona is fifth in the West, three points behind the St. Louis Blues for the fourth and final Stanley Cup Playoff berth with three fewer games remaining; St. Louis lost 4-3 in overtime at the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. Vegas, Colorado and Minnesota have clinched.
“It’s disappointing the way this game ended because we definitely could have used that second point,” Fischer said. “We knew we had to win these games, starting with last night, so this one definitely stings a little bit. But we’re not out of it, and a lot of crazy things have happened.”
Karlsson deflected Marchessault’s pass from along the goal line past Kuemper at 10:15 of the first period to give Vegas a 1-0 lead. The Golden Knights led 12-1 in shots at that point.
Stone scored on a wrist shot from the low slot off a pass by Max Pacioretty from the left face-off circle to make it 2-0 at 5:14 of the second period.
Pacioretty didn’t play in the third period because of an undisclosed injury. DeBoer did not have an update.
“We didn’t skate. We lost battles. We were just not good,” Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said of the first half of the game. “There were five or six guys that weren’t skating, and after the first, we adjusted on a couple things and guys started to skate.”
Fischer cut it to 2-1 at 9:04 of the third when the puck came to him in the high slot after Lawson Crouse‘s shot attempt hit a Vegas player. It was his second goal in two games after he scored one in his first 46 games this season.
Dvorak tied it 2-2 at 14:48 when he scored from the low slot on a power play.
“Arizona came back in the game there, we got a little undisciplined, but good teams find a way to win, and we found a way to win,” said Marchessault, who returned after missing the game Friday with an undisclosed injury.
NOTES: The Golden Knights are 8-2 in overtime. … Vegas went 6-2-0 in the season series against Arizona. … Pacioretty has 15 points (five goals, 10 assists) in his past 10 games. … Dvorak’s goal was his third in 17 games. … Coyotes forward John Hayden was a healthy scratch after scoring a goal Friday.