Connor Ingram notches sixth career NHL shutout

Connor Ingram (Quintin Soloviev, Wikimeda Commons)

Connor Ingram recorded his sixth career National Hockey League shutout on Saturday. He accomplished the feat in a 6-0 Arizona Coyotes win over the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Ingram made eight saves in the first period, 16 saves in the second period, and 14 saves in the third period. Wild left winger Kirill Kaprizov led Minnesota with five shots on goal.

Offensively, for Arizona, Alexander Kerfoot of Vancouver, British Columbia scored the game-winning goal. He scored at 5:07 of the first period on the power-play from defenseman Sean Durzi of Mississauga, Ontario and Clayton Keller. Durzi, who had two assists, was one of two Canadians with a multi-point game. The other was Jack McBain of Toronto, Ontario, who also had two assists.

Ingram now leads the NHL this season with five shutouts. He has a record of 15 wins, eight losses, a goals against average of 2.51 and a save percentage of .919. Ingram’s four prior shutouts this season came in a 2-0 Coyotes win over the Vegas Golden Knights on November 25, in a 6-0 Coyotes win over the Washington Capitals on December 4, in a 1-0 Coyotes win over the San Jose Sharks on December 15, and in a 2-0 Coyotes win over the Anaheim Ducks on December 29. Ingram’s shutout last season came in a 1-0 Arizona win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on February 15.

With the win, the Coyotes improve to a record of 21 wins, 18 regulation losses, and two losses in extra time for 44 points. They are three points back of the Edmonton Oilers for a playoff spot.

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