Grabner, Coyotes set single-season record for shorthanded goals
The penalty kill has been a friend to the Arizona Coyotes this season.
On Thursday against the Florida Panthers, they put their shorthanded prowess in the record books.
The Coyotes set a franchise record for shorthanded goals in a season when Michael Grabner scored on a breakaway in the first period.
The @ArizonaCoyotes scored their 16th shorthanded goal of 2018-19 to establish a franchise record for most in a season, passing the previous benchmark set by the original Winnipeg Jets in 1988-89. #NHLStats #ARIvsFLA pic.twitter.com/YWHsLyPaWG
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 21, 2019
The goal was the Coyotes’ 16th on the penalty kill this season. It was the sixth for Grabner, which was a single-season individual franchise record.
The 16 shorthanded goals overtook the previous mark set by the Winnipeg Jets in 1988-89.
Grabner’s goal was the first of the night for the Coyotes, who are chasing a playoff spot in the final month of the season.