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Coyotes go three straight games without any goals

Mar 19, 2013, 9:55 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 18: (L-R) Keaton Ellerby #5, Mike Richards #10, Alec Martinez #27, Tyler Toffoli #73 and Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings skate toward the bench after celebrating Carter's goal in the third period as Lauri Korpikoski #28 and goaltender Mike Smith #41 of the Phoenix Coyotes look on during the NHL game at Staples Center on March 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Kings defeated the Coyotes 4-0. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images) Getty Images

Early in the original Winnipeg Jets days as an NHL franchise, they once posted a 9-57-14 record and yet, in the 33-year history of the Winnipeg Jets/Phoenix Coyotes, they have never endured a goal scoring drought like this one.

The Coyotes have gone an incredible 185:10 minutes without a goal. They’ve been shutout in three straight contests — and four consecutive road games dating back to Feb. 6.

“Nobody wants to go three games without a goal, but it happens and you’ve got to find ways to get through it,” Coyotes captain Shane Doan said, according to the Arizona Republic. “We felt we had some opportunities in the second and third periods. We had a power play that I missed the net on with a one-timer.

“When you’re put out there to score goals and you miss an opportunity like that, that’s a mistake. And we can’t have those. I made it, and it’s been happening too often. It would be nice to get a lucky one, but you have to create your own luck.”

After enduring this streak, Coyotes coach Dave Tippett showed remarkable restraint in a post-game interview.

“It’s no time to get down now,” Tippett said. “We got to keep pushing forward and we got to find some people to get the job done for us.”

The Coyotes three game losing streak has put them in a tie with the San Jose Sharks for the eighth seed in the Western Conference, although the Coyotes have played in one more game.

Their latest setback came at the hands of goaltender Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings. They’ll have to play them again tonight before heading home to face the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday.

  1. mclovinhockey - Mar 19, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Didn’t they also go 3 games without giving up a goal?

  2. canucks30 - Mar 19, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    They play hockey in Phoenix? Who knew

    • lostpuppysyndrome - Mar 19, 2013 at 10:31 AM

      They did up until about 3 games ago anyway.

    • ron05342 - Mar 19, 2013 at 11:25 AM

      Yes, they do…and they went farther in the playoffs than Vancouver did last year. Two rounds farther.

  3. spokedjackets - Mar 19, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Doan ““Nobody wants to go three games without a goal, but it happens and you’ve got to find ways to get through it,”

    Actually Shane it doesnt happen, thats why its a historically bad run for your franchise. Instead of saying they were close on a few and need to find/make some luck I would rather hear him go Jaime Benn, and say they s#!t on their goalie and its unnacceptable (then go out and win the next game). Its crunch time and the Coyotes need to act like it.

  4. comeonnowguys - Mar 19, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    It’s a trap! :)

  5. atwatercrushesokoye - Mar 19, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    The Phoenix franchise has existed since 96-97, what happened before then happened in Winnipeg and should be considered part of the “new Jets” history. The people of Phoenix have no memories or even clue of players like Thomas Steen and Pokey Reddick etc. the people of Winnipeg do, give that franchise back the history of the Jets.

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