Elias Lindholm has scored his first two goals of the season and Jiri Tlusty has a power-play score as the Canes lead the Coyotes 3-0 after two periods.
Lindholm's goals gave the Canes a 2-0 lead after the first period as Carolina seeks its first win of the season. Tlusty picked up his team-high sixth goal late in the second.
Lindholm's first came at 3:57 of the opening period -- only the second time this season the Canes have scored first. Outbattling Coyotes defenseman David Schlemko in front of goalie Mike Smith, Lindolm corralled the puck and roofed a shot.
The Canes then had to kill off a pair of penalties to keep the lead, and against the NHL's second-best power play. Justin Faulk was called for interference and then Tlusty for slashing, but the Canes nullified a brief 5-on-3 by Arizona and then killed off the Tlusty penalty.
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Lindholm's second goal came after a Faulk shot from the right point. With Nathan Gerbe and Riley Nash engaged in front of Smith, Lindholm swept in to grab the loose puck and score again at 17:22.
The Canes has a close call with 6:30 left in the first when goalie Cam Ward bolted out of net to play the puck ahead of an onrushing Antoine Vermette. Ward's poke check hit a sliding Vermette, the puck skidding just wide of the post.
The Canes had a handful of scoring chances against Smith in the second period before Tlusty scored. Smith twice stopped Jeff Skinner and made a nice save on an Eric Staal shot.
But defenseman Michael Stone was called for tripping Tlusty with 5:08 left in the second, and the Canes cashed in. Smith left the crease to play the puck in the corner and attempted to clear, but Faulk stopped the puck near the blue line and put a shot on net. Smith made the stop but Tlusty was there for the rebound.
Faulk was hit by a deflected puck in the final minute of the first, leaving the ice bleeding. He returned in the second period wearing a full cage.
The Canes had a 12-6 edge in shots in the first and a 25-14 advantage after two.
Scouts for eight NHL teams are attending the game. Also watching from the press level is Los Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter, whose Stanley Cup champions face the Canes on Sunday.