Washington - the league's No.1 club - fell behind early as the Coyotes posted three goals in the first period, all of which were highlight-reel tallies. The Capitals tried to close the gap in the middle frame, but were buried by two power-play goals from Arizona to close out the second, putting the tilt out of reach.
Arizona's six goals were the most the team has scored in any game this season. However, it was who exactly was potting those goals that was significant for the basement-dwelling club.
The Coyotes' youth proved their worth during the victory, giving fans a glimpse of what the future in the desert might hold.
Christian Dvorak and Alex Burmistrov led the way with two goals apiece, while fellow young guns Max Domi, Lawson Crouse, and Anthony DeAngelo - all of whom are under 22 years of age - earned points as well.
While it's been a forgettable campaign for Arizona, Friday night's effort proved the Coyotes' tumultuous rebuild might eventually wind up being worth the wait after all.
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