Golden Knights shut out by Coyotes, winning streak ends at 10


GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Vegas Golden Knights’ 10-game winning streak ended with a 3-0 loss to the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Friday.

Adin Hill, in his first start since April 11, made 25 saves in his third NHL shutout for the Coyotes (22-24-5), who gained ground in the Honda West Division playoff race after losing nine of their previous 11 games.

John Hayden, Michael Bunting and Christian Fischer scored for Arizona, which lost five of its first six games against Vegas this season.

Robin Lehner made 29 saves for the Golden Knights (35-12-2), who had not lost since April 7.

The teams will play again here Saturday.

Hayden scored on the rebound of a Jason Demers shot that deflected off Derick Brassard into the low slot for a 1-0 Coyotes lead at 9:13 of the first period.

Bunting made it 2-0 at 1:30 of the third period when he scored on the rebound of a Nick Schmaltz shot. It was his ninth goal in 16 games since being called up from Tucson of the American Hockey League.

Fischer scored into an empty net to make it 3-0 at 17:23.

The Golden Knights had scored at least three goals in all but one game during their winning streak, the longest in the NHL this season and in their four-season history.

Vegas played with 11 forwards and six defensemen after forward Jonathan Marchessault (lower body) was a late scratch.

The Golden Knights were trying to become the first team in NHL history to win 12 games in consecutive months. They went 11-3-1 in April after going 12-5-0 in March.

Lehner is 12-2-2, with each regulation loss coming against the Coyotes (also 5-2 here Jan. 22).

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