Adin Hill of Comox, British Columbia recorded his third career National Hockey League shutout on Friday. The 24-year-old netminder backstopped the Arizona Coyotes to a surprising 3-0 win over the Vegas Golden Knights at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.
Hill made 25 saves in the game. Eleven saves came in the first period, six saves in the second period, and eight saves in the third period. William Karlsson and Alex Tuch led the Golden Knights with four shots on goal each.
The three Coyotes goal scorers on Friday were Michael Bunting of Scarborough, Ontario, John Hayden, and Christian Fischer. With the win, the Coyotes moved closer to the St. Louis Blues for the final playoff spot in the West Division. The Coyotes are currently at 49 points, and three points back of fourth place. The reason why the shutout was surprising is because the Golden Knights lead the West Division with 72 points and are second in the West Division with 165 goals.
On the season, Hill now has a record of eight wins, eight regulation losses, and one loss in extra time. He also has a goals against average of 2.65 and a save percentage of .915.
This was Hill’s second shutout this season. The first came on March 27 in a 4-0 Coyotes win over the San Jose Sharks. Hill’s other regular season shutout of his career came on November 29, 2018, in a 3-0 Coyotes win over the Nashville Predators.