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Vejmelka reports shutout in Arizona Coyotes’ 4-0 win over Carolina Hurricanes – Arizona

RALEIGH, NC — Karel Vejmelka made 36 saves — part of a family moment for the Arizona Coyotes goalie.

When his father traveled from Europe to see him play in an NHL game for the first time, Vejmelka put on an impressive performance as he helped the Coyotes beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-0 on Wednesday night to a four-game game – Stop slips.

“It’s a dream,” he said of his father Karel watching him play. “It’s something incredible. It is very special for us, our family.”

Lawson Crouse scored two goals, including an empty net, and Nick Schmaltz and Nick Bjugstad also scored for the Coyotes in the eighth stop of a 14-game road trip. Shayne Gostisbehere and Dylan Guenther each had two assists.

Vejmelka has two shutouts in 13 appearances this season.

Pyotr Kochetkov stopped 22 shots for Carolina just hours after announcing a contract extension. He wasn’t supposed to be on the ice, but planned starter Antti Raanta was the reinforcement instead.