After the loss Arizona slipped to 11th in the conference.
In the beginning the Canucks looked a little rattled playing without forwards Brandon Sutter (fractured tibia) and Derek Dorsett (ill) and defenseman Alexander Edler (fractured jaw), getting outshot 13-6 in the first period.
After weathering the storm the Canucks would get on the board when Jake Virtanen pushed the puck up to Jared McCann, who raced into the Arizona zone before stopping suddenly and sending a return pass to Virtanen at the left circle. Virtanen’s one-timer hit the near post and deflected past Domingue at 7:16. It was Virtanen’s first goal since Jan. 11.
At the 14:53 mark, it appeared that the Coyotes had tied the goal but coach Willie Desjardin used his coaches challenge which ruled that Klas Dahlbeck was offside negating the goal.
The Coyotes were now on the power play in the second period with Alex Biega in the penalty box and they made him pay for it.