Sputtering Coyotes continue their losing streak


Since beating the Toronto Maple Leafs five games ago, the Arizona Coyotes have dropped five straight games, including last night’s contest against the San Jose Sharks.

Last night, in Tempe, Arizona, the Arizona Coyotes dropped its fifth straight game to the San Jose Sharks. In the first period of action, it looked like smooth sailing for a struggling Coyotes team.

San Jose got on the board first within the first five minutes of play; the goal was scored by Kevin Labanc and assisted by Tomas Hertl and Timo Meier. Arizona had an answer of its own, scoring twice after that, first by Barrett Hayton and then by Christian Fischer.

All momentum seemed to be in the Coyotes favor at the end of one period in Mullet Arena. The Sharks answered right back in the second period with the only goal of the period. This goal by Nico Sturm tied the game at two apiece, and the Sharks would not look back.

In the third period, it was all San Jose. Scoring two more goals to increase its lead by two and win the game 4-2. The goals came from Matt Nieto and Jaycob Megna. San Jose improves its record to 13-21-8 (34 points), and Arizona now falls nine games back from .500 to 13-22-5 (31 points). Both teams will meet again in April in San Jose.

Arizona looks to get back in the win column and close out its home stand Thursday against the Ottawa Senators.

Fun Facts:

Clayton Keller played his 400th career game

Barrett Hayton now has eight points in seven games

Arizona went 0/4 on the powerplay

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Ray Rynearson

Ray grew up in Upstate New York, currently a sports journalism major at Marshall University, a volunteer at Marshall University's student radio station WMUL FM 88.1, calling games and doing sports shows, and co-partner for the Coyote Corner, GO YOTES!!

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