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Alex Galchenyuk had signed a professional tryout with the defending Cup champs on Sept. 20 but has been released from that deal.
The journeyman has looked to revive his NHL career with several clubs over the last few seasons and it appears that search will continue towards the 2022-23 campaign. A former 30-goal scorer, Galchenyuk most recently tallied six goals and 21 points across 60 games with the Arizona Coyotes last season.
Galchenyuk has been on fire as of late, scoring off the rebound attempt with a beautiful backhander to put it past Brian Elliot. The Coyotes had a nice possession in the Lightning zone, with some great passing from Janis Moser, who picked up his fourth assist, and the always reliable Clayton Keller, who picked up his 23rd assist. The score came at the end of the first period to keep it competitive, but the end result was not what the Coyotes were hoping for with a 4-3 home loss.
Gelchenyuk has been hot off the All-Star break. He now has three points in his last two games, and will look to keep it going against the Los Angeles Kings after the upcoming eight game layoff. The goal puts him at four on the year.
The Arizona Coyotes were rolling in this one. There were lots of opportunities in the second period, where Galchenyuk picked up his sixth assist of the year with a pass to Nick Schmaltz to make it 2-0. The Coyotes eventually pulled away in the third period after the Seattle Kraken tried to claw back in.
Not a bad day at the office for Galchenyuk. The empty-net goal brings his total to three and the assist brings him to six.
Galchenyuk has netted his second goal of the season, in consecutive nights, on a beautiful tip deflection from Jakob Chychrun (8) and Clayton Keller (21). The goal evened the score at one, midway into the first period, but the Coyotes went on to lose 4-2 by the end of the night.
Could this performance be a thing to come from Galchenyuk? He got the Coyotes the big upset win last night against the Colorado Avalanche with the lone shootout goal, and follows it up with his second goal of the season in this one against the Calgary Flames. Don’t have high expectations, as these types of performances are unlikely to continue on a consistent enough basis to be relevant.
Galchenyuk picked up his first goal of the year to tie the Avalanche at one in the second period. Mikko Rantanen gave the Avalanche a 2-1 lead with a score just under a minute remaining in the second period. Lawson Crouse later netted the equalizer to tie it 2-2 with just .38 seconds remaining in regulation. Galchenyuk ultimately got the Coyotes the win by netting the shootout goal for a 3-2 upset road victory against the Colorado Avalanche.
This was a great game from Galchenyuk, from both a team and personal perspective. What a game to log your first goal of the season in, and give the Coyotes the huge upset victory on the road against the Colorado Avalanche with a shootout goal. Hopefully he can build off of this momentum going forward.