Coyotes on a four-game losing streak, remain last in NHL

By Jesse Bonello

NHL: Arizona Coyotes at Vancouver Canucks
Arizona Coyotes defenseman Alex Goligoski battles for the puck against Vancouver Canucks forward Bo Horvat. Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Coyotes are losers of four in-a-row, and they remain last in the NHL with 12 points.

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.

NHL: Arizona Coyotes at Vancouver Canucks
Arizona Coyotes forward Brad Richardson is carried off on a stretcher after a hit by Vancouver Canucks defenseman Nikita Tryamkin during the second period at Rogers Arena. Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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