Two days after losing Game 3, Colorado scored early and often in a 7-1 Game 4 win over Arizona. The Avs scored three goals in the first period alone, including two from Nazem Kadri, and went 3-for-7 on the power play for the game.
After keeping the Coyotes in the first three games, Darcy Kuemper cracked in Game 4. He was pulled after allowing four goals on 22 shots and was replaced by Antti Raanta, who stopped 5 of 8 shots he faced. Still
WHAT: Arizona Coyotes vs. Colorado Avalanche
WHERE: Rogers Place – Edmonton
WHEN: Wednesday, August 19 – 5:30 p.m. ET
(joined-in-progress after Hurricanes-Bruins)
ON THE CALL: Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire
LIVE STREAM: You can watch the Coyotes-Avalanche stream on NBC Sports’ live
Heading into Game 3, the Arizona Coyotes were struggling mightily against the Colorado Avalanche and needed to find a spark. Darcy Kuemper, as he has this postseason, was the one who gave it to them, stopping 49 of the 51 shots he saw to give the Yotes a 4-2 win.
In Game 3, the Coyotes got goals from Derek Stepan, Brad Richardson, Taylor Hall, and Lawson Crouse. The last two were empty-net goals. Hall was credited with the game-winning goal, as Mikko Rantanen made it 3-2 before Crouse’s empty net goal sealed the win.
The Avalanche need to get to Kuemper if they want to have a shot at winning Game 4. Arizona has momentum now and their best players are producing. Could an upset be brewing?
Once again, it seems the Coyotes will be without Nick Schmaltz. He has been out since an exhibition game against the Vegas Golden Knights. On the other side of the ice, Colin Wilson won’t be playing for the Avalanche.