Conor Garland had a goal in the second period and Christian Dvorak added an empty-netter in the third for the Coyotes.
Raanta was making his first appearance since Jan. 16 and appeared sharp from the outset.
“Been trying to get that game-type feeling in practice,” Raanta said. “It felt great to be back out there. I was pretty confident.”
Arizona coach Rick Tocchet was pleased with Raanta’s performance despite the 18-day layoff.
“He looked big in the net,” Tocchet said. “Nice job. Got to give him a lot of credit.”
Garland agreed, “He was really good, incredible really,” Garland said. “A lot of saves around screens. Those are hard saves.”
Arizona recorded 11 of the first 12 shots in the game. Pitlick converted off a pass from Drake Caggiula midway through the opening period for a 1-0 lead. Schmaltz pounced on a loose puck in the crease for a 2-0 lead.
“I just think we stuck with it,” Garland said. “Stayed mentally focused.”