Phoenix rookie Daniel Winnik scored his first NHL goal in the Blue 3-2 loss to the Coyotes in the teams’ season opener on Thursday night.

Keith Tkachuk and Brad Boyes scored late in the third to pull the Blues to 3-2, but the Coyotes hung on.

Blues alternate captain Doug Weight said his team did not have that sense of urgency, but saw that intangible clearly in the Coyotes’ approach.

"It’s the same old hat for us," said Weight, entering his 17th NHL season. "We need to play for an entire 60 minutes