Coyotes’ 5-3 loss to the Flyers: By the numbers

Jan 5, 2014, 3:50 AM | Updated: 3:50 am

The Phoenix Coyotes remain winless in 2014, after blowing a two-goal lead in a 5-3 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. Here’s a look back at the Coyotes’ two-goal loss by the numbers.

1:25

Phoenix’s first two goals of the night came just one minute and 25 seconds apart in the second period by Rob Klinkhammer and Lauri Korpikoski.

2:

Rookie defenseman Connor Murphy recorded two assists in the second period for his first career multi-point game.

3:

Dating back to Dec. 12, the Coyotes have lost three straight home games — Canadiens, Blue Jackets and Flyers — to Eastern Conference opponents.

5:

The five goals Phoenix allowed Saturday night tied for a season-high at home. The other occurrence came in a 5-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks back on Nov. 30.

6:

Korpikoski scored after a six-game goalless drought. Previous to the six-game span, the 27-year-old had notched a goal in three of four games.

7/16

Center Antoine Vermette came into the night ranked third in the NHL with 513 faceoff wins. However against Philadelphia, Vermette won just seven of his 16 chances in the circle.

8:

Even in defeat, the Coyotes held on to their No. 8 spot in the Western Conference, as the team currently chasing them, the Dallas Stars, were blown out at home by the Detroit Red Wings.

9:

Klinkhammer’s tally — the first of the night — ended a nine-game pointless streak for the Coyotes winger.

14-5-3:

The Coyotes moved to 14-5-3 this season when scoring the first goal of the game.

19:

Captain Shane Doan returned to the ice after a month-long absence due to Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Doan played just under 19 minutes of ice time, finishing with one blocked shot and an even plus-minus.

23:

For Phoenix, the loss to Philadelphia extends its streak of 23 straight days without a win in regulation.

52:

Dave Tippett’s squad officially reached the halfway point following Saturday’s game. The Coyotes’ 49 points are the third-most in franchise history through 41 games.

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