Johan Larsson scored for the Coyotes, and Darcy
Kuemper made 23 saves.
This was the fifth of seven games in two weeks between the
Coyotes and Blues due to COVID-19 postponements elsewhere.
Arizona won three of the four previous games in St. Louis.
This was also the opener of an 11-game homestand for the
After going 1-for-17 on the power play in their previous four
games, the Blues converted their first opportunity in this one.
Faulk's blast from the center point, set up by David Perron's
pass, put the Blues ahead just 2:28 into the game.
Ryan O'Reilly nearly put the Blues up 2-0 late in the period,
but a replay review determined his shot went under the net with
the goal elevated from its mooring.
Larsson tied the 1-1 by jamming a rebound through Binnington
8:44 into the second period.
Conor Garland beat Binnington with a snap shot from the right
circle late in the period, but the Blues erased that go-ahead
goal with a successful offside challenge.
Faulk put the Blues up 2-1 with 6:35 left on an opportunity
created by Jordan Kyrou. Kyrou won the race for the puck to
negate an icing call, then came out of the right corner with the
puck and doubled back toward the net to feed Faulk breaking to
Barbashev and Schenn scored empty-net goals to ice the victory.
The Coyotes got captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson back after a
10-game absence. Forward Christian Fischer also returned after
missing four games with an undisclosed injury.
But Arizona lost defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson to an upper-body
injury after just seven shifts.
Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist had to be helped off the ice with
3:48 left after crashing awkwardly into the boards.
--Field Level Media
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