Arizona Coyotes net two power play goals ending post All-Star drought

Feb 9, 2019, 3:30 PM | Updated: 3:41 pm

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)...

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Arizona Coyotes snapped a power play drought that had lasted since before the All-Star break on a first period goal by Alex Goligoski against the Dallas Stars on Saturday.

In the second period, Alex Galchenyuk slapped home a one-timer on a power play to keep the Arizona special teams hot.

Goligoski’s goal was the first power play goal for the Coyotes since Jan. 23 against the Montreal Canadiens and snapped an 0-16 streak for the team on the man advantage.

Arizona’s special teams has been key to keeping the Coyotes in playoff contention in the cluttered Western Conference. The bottom nine teams in the conference are all within eight points of each other and battling for the final two wildcard spots.

The Coyotes have the top power play kill percentage in the NHL and rank No. 18 in total power play goals. 

Lately, the penalty kill has stumbled giving up six power play goals in the last five games, resulting in a five-game losing streak for the Coyotes. That includes a 5-4 loss to the Stars on Monday when Dallas scored on three of four power play opportunities.

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