GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Nick Schmaltz scored early in the third period, Karel Vejmelka stopped 42 shots and the struggling Arizona Coyotes beat the NHL-leading Colorado Avalanche 2-1.
Loui Eriksson also had a goal for the Coyotes, who entered the day trailing Montreal by a point for the fewest points in the league.
The Coyotes now have 34 and they handed the Avalanche their first loss after scoring first this season. They had been 30-0-3.
Devon Toews scored the lone goal for Colorado, which still has the most points in the NHL with 84.