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Jamie Benn Headshot

Benn scored on the power play and added two assists in Thursday's 5-4 win at Arizona.

Benn got revenge on Arizona for snapping his three-game point streak Tuesday, starting a new one in style with this three-point effort. He's off to a hot start with the extra man, as Benn's first-period goal was his fourth power-play point in seven games. Both of Benn's assists came on third-period tallies by Tyler Seguin at even strength.
3:18 am (EST)
Tyler Seguin Headshot

Seguin scored twice in Thursday's 5-4 win over Arizona.

Seguin broke a 3-3 tie 8:20 into the third and added another goal later in the frame to secure a victory. The gifted sniper's three goals and two assists over the past three games have erased all traces of a slow start by bringing him back to a point-per-game pace for the season. With "only" five shots in this one, Seguin's season average dropped to 6.0 shots per game.
3:10 am (EST)
Clayton Keller Headshot

Keller recorded two goals, one assist and five shots on goal in Thursday's 5-4 loss to Dallas.

Keller and Derek Stepan both recorded identical lines, but got zero support from the rest of the team. The 2016 first-rounder's hot start has been a silver lining for a 0-6-1 Coyotes club that can't keep the puck out of its own net. Keller hasn't helped with that problem and sports an ugly minus-6 rating despite scoring five goals in seven games.
3:03 am (EST)
Derek Stepan Headshot

Stepan scored twice on five shots and dished out an assist in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Stars.

The goals were Stepan's first two in a Coyotes uniform, but he's made his presence felt offensively with four assists in seven games. Despite him finishing plus-2 in this one, the former Rangers center's rating still sits at an ugly minus-3. Stepan never finished a season below plus-5 in New York, but just breaking even would be a major accomplishment on this rebuilding team.
3:01 am (EST)
Ben Bishop Headshot

Bishop made 27 saves in Thursday's 5-4 win over Arizona.

Bishop beat the Coyotes for the second consecutive start, though this performance was far less impressive than Tuesday's 3-1 win. He surrendered two goals apiece to Derek Stepan and Clayton Keller while facing a season-high 31 shots. Dallas' defensive resurgence has Bishop looking like a top-tier goaltender in his first year with the high-scoring club.
2:28 am (EST)
Jalen Richard Headshot

Richard rushed nine times for 31 yards and brought in all four targets for 45 yards in Thursday's 31-30 win over the Chiefs.

Richard and backfield mate DeAndre Washington split carries evenly after Marshawn Lynch was ejected in the second quarter, but Richard notably outpaced Washington through the air. The 24-year-old equaled a season high in carries while establishing a new high-water mark in receptions as well. Despite the extend action Thursday, Richard, like Washington, appears destined to serve as a complementary option in any game in which Lynch suits up.
2:02 am (EST)
Michael Crabtree Headshot

Crabtree brought in three of seven targets for 24 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 31-30 win over the Chiefs.

Crabtree made up for a sluggish and inefficient night in spectacular fashion, bringing in a game-tying two-yard touchdown throw on the third of three untimed downs at the end of regulation. The veteran receiver went low and towards the pylon to make the grab, which was easily upheld upon review. The nine-year veteran's nose for the end zone has led to touchdown receptions in three straight contests and six overall on the season. The explosive re-emergence of fellow pass catcher Amari Cooper on Thursday did eat into Crabtree's targets on the night, but continued strong play opposite him can only help the latter over the long term by taking away defensive attention. Crabtree will look to turn in a more productive overall effort versus the Bills in Week 8.
1:46 am (EST)
Jared Cook Headshot

Cook brought in six of seven targets for 107 yards in Thursday's 31-30 win over the Chiefs.

The veteran tight end appeared to momentarily be the hero when he brought in a contested 29-yard reception with 23 seconds remaining that was initially ruled a touchdown. However, Cook was ruled down at the 1-yard line upon replay review, setting up a heart-stopping game-ending sequence in which the Raiders finally prevailed on Michael Crabtree's two-yard touchdown reception on the last of three untimed downs. The 30-year-old Cook established new season highs in both receptions and yardage with Thursday's effort, which marked his first time eclipsing the century mark since Week 11 of last season. He'll look to build on the performance versus the Bills in a Week 8 matchup.
1:40 am (EST)
Amari Cooper Headshot

Cooper brought in 11 of 19 targets for 210 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday's 31-30 win over the Chiefs.

It appeared the Raiders were intent on ensuring that Cooper's multi-game funk wouldn't last another week, as they peppered him with just one less target than Jared Cook, Michael Crabtree and Seth Roberts combined. As his final stat line implied, the third-year wideout made stellar plays throughout the night, including on both of his first-quarter scores. The Ohio State product logged a 38-yard touchdown on a somewhat controversial play in which he appeared to push off, and he then came back with a 45-yard scoring reception later in the period. The game marked the 23-year-old's first multi-touchdown effort of the season, while the receiving yardage was a career high. He'll look to utilize the explosive effort as a launchpad to continued success when the Raiders face off with the Bills on the road in Week 8.
1:30 am (EST)
Adin Hill Headshot

Hill allowed five goals on 30 shots in Thursday's 5-4 loss to Dallas.

Hill's first two NHL appearances have both been losses at the hands of the Stars. The 6-foot-6 rookie looks to have passed Louis Domingue for second on the depth chart behind Antti Raanta (lower body), but he won't offer much value playing for a Coyotes team that's looked as bad as anybody in the league defensively.
1:24 am (EST)
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