As of this writing, the Arizona Coyotes have the least standings points in the NHL (11) despite playing a league-leading 22 games. Things could change for this young team, but for now, it’s about small victories, which makes actual wins that much bigger. Perhaps what they really needed was this road trip through Canada? After losing to the Jets in Winnipeg 4-1 on Nov. 14 (no real shame, really, as everyone’s losing to the Jets lately … just ask the Devils), the Coyotes left Claude Julien and the Montreal Canadiens fuming by getting their first regulation win of 2017-18 by a score of 5-4. Arizona couldn’t make it consecutive wins in regulation, but when Anthony Duclair completed a hat trick with the overtime game-winner, they did something rare: the Coyotes won back-to-back games. Yes, gang, those scrappy kids now have their very own winning streak after today’s 3-2 OT win against the Ottawa Senators. They wrap up this run of Canadian games by facing the Maple Leafs in Toronto on Monday. Just like any self-respecting sports team, the Coyotes get to participate in a ceremony after wins.
Coyotes are (gasp) on a winning streak
Pro Hockey Talk | Nov 19