By Jesse Bonello
The Coyotes picked up two points out of a possible four on their recent two-game road trip, and lost in overtime for the second night in row.
Last night, the Canucks outshot the Yotes 42-36 on their way to a 3-2 overtime win. The Yotes have been outshot in 13 of their 16 games this season.
The Yotes have lost all four games by one goal on their current losing streak, which only further adds to their early trend of one-goal games this season. Seven of Arizona’s ten losses have been by one goal.
The loss of Brad Richardson is even more devastating. Richardson fractured his fibula and tibia last night after colliding with Canucks’ Nikita Tryamkin.
Richardson is tied for third on the team in points with nine and scored the opening goal for the Yotes last night, but they allowed two goals shortly after Richardson’s collision later in the game.
Broken tibia and fibula for ARI forward Brad Richardson, who is undergoing surgery this morning.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) November 18, 2016
Arizona starts a three-game homestand on Saturday when they take on the San Jose Sharks.
A San Jose win on Saturday would see the Sharks snap a two-game losing streak, and they would be tied with the Anaheim Ducks for the top spot in the Pacific Division with 21 points.
Joe Pavelski and Brent Burns lead the Sharks in points with 14 apiece.
Puck drop is at 8 p.m. EST.