Ladislav Nagy and Patrick Fischer also scored for the Coyotes,
who rallied from a 2-0 deficit for their second win in six
Alexei Mikhnov and Ron Schremp scored first-period goals for the
Oilers, who fell to 5-2.
Laraque redirected Keith Ballard's backhander from the top of
the left faceoff circle past Jussi Markkanen for his first goal
with the Coyotes.
Mikhnov gave the Oilers a 1-0 lead just 21 seconds into the
game, skating in on Michael Morrison and scoring on a soft wrist
shot. Schremp made it 2-0 at 16:04 of the period on a shot from the
right faceoff circle.
Nagy got the Coyotes within a goal at 13:22 of the second period
with a power-play goal from the left faceoff circle. Fischer tied
the game 2-all at 16:03, chipping a rebound over Markkanen from the
top of the crease.
Nagy left the game with a cut on his hand after a hard collision
and scuffle near the end of the second period. He's not expected to
miss any regular-season action.
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Arena: Gila River Arena Location: Glendale, Arizona