Arizona Coyotes are on the brink of history: By the Numbers
The Arizona Coyotes are on the verge of breaking a 21-year streak. It’s just not a streak anyone wants to be a part of.
The ‘Yotes have lost seven games in a row, matching the worst losing streak since the franchise moved to Arizona in 1996. This is the second time this season the team has lost seven games in a row and fifth time since 1994 (2014, 2013, 2000). The franchise lost 10 in a row in 1994 when it was in Winnipeg.
This latest stretch has put them just a point up from the Edmonton Oilers, who currently own the worst record in the Western Conference. The Coyotes haven’t found themselves in the conference cellar since the 2006-07 season.
Here’s a look at the losing streak, by the numbers.
The Coyotes have scored just nine goals in the last seven games. They haven’t scored more than two goals in a game during the streak, and haven’t scored more than two goals in regulation since Feb. 1, an 11-game streak.
Arizona has given up 28 goals during the streak. Mike Smith has given up 20 goals in the six games he played in, and the one game Mike McKenna started, he gave up five goals. No goalie has pitched a shutout since Nov. 14, when Devan Dubnyk and the Coyotes beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-0. Dubnyk was traded to the Minnesota Wild in January.
That’s one goal in 15 power play opportunities for the Coyotes in the last seven games. In the last five games, they are 0-for-12 in the power play.
One player for the Coyotes has scored multiple goals in the seven-game span. Mark Arcobello has four goals and five other players have one goal during the streak. Two other players besides Arcobello have more than two points during the streak, with Martin Erat and Michael Stone each tallying a goal and three assists.
Despite losing by multiple goals in six of the seven games, the Coyotes have outshot their opponent in three of the contests. In those three games, the ‘Yotes have lost a combined 12-3, including one shutout.
The Coyotes haven’t seen a lead in the third period once in this span. In four of the games, the Coyotes never even had a goal advantage. During all seven games, they have had the lead for 64 minutes and 38 seconds. So, out of the 420 minutes on the ice, Arizona has led 15.4 percent of the time.