OTTAWA — Vinnie Hinostroza scored twice and added an assist to lead the Arizona Coyotes to a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.
Derek Stepan also scored for the Coyotes (23-22-4), who are now 6-1-1 in their past eight games. Darcy Kuemper stopped 25 shots.
Bobby Ryan and Ryan Dzingel scored for the Senators (19-26-5), as Craig Anderson, making just his second start after missing 12 games with a concussion, made 30 saves.
The Coyotes led 3-1 to start the third, but Ottawa was able to make it a one-goal game as Dzingel scored his 20th at the seven-minute mark.
Mark Stone had a great chance for the equalizer, but was unable to get a decent shot off in time.
Trailing 1-0, the Senators tied the game in the opening minutes of the second period. Dzingel made a great pass to Ryan, who made no mistake to beat Kuemper high glove side.
Arizona wasted no time regaining the lead scoring twice in a span of three minutes.
Hinostroza scored his second as he took a bounce off the end boards and squeezed it behind Anderson.
Stepan made it 3-1 as he completed a nice give-and-go with Richard Panik.
The Coyotes opened the scoring midway through the period as they took advantage of a Brady Tkachuk turnover. Richard Panik intercepted Tkachuk’s pass and sent the puck to Hinostroza, who was all alone at the side of the net.
The win did prove costly for the Coyotes as captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson left the game with a lower-body injury and Niklas Hjalmarsson left early in the third after taking a puck to the face.
This was the Senators final game until Feb. 1 when they will take on the Pittsburgh Penguins, while the Coyotes are back in action Wednesday in Montreal against the Canadiens.
Notes: The Senators were without Ben Harpur and Colin White, while Rudolfs Balcers was a healthy scratch. Arizona’s Ilya Lyubushkin and Laurent Dauphin were a healthy scratch for the Coyotes.
Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press