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Nathan Smith, Jack McBain NHL debuts highlight Coyotes' 6-2 loss to Devils

The Coyotes showed a lively start, but couldn’t keep up the pace in the final two periods.

As a result, the New Jersey Devils blitzed the Coyotes with four unanswered goals to win 6-2 Tuesday night at Gila River Arena.

The game featured the debuts of recently signed forwards Nathan Smith and Jack McBain. The two players are the ninth and 10th players to make their NHL debuts on the Coyotes this season.

“It was pretty cool and something special we got to share together there. It’s been good getting to know him in the brief time we’ve had.