Phoenix Coyotes Take Aim On Western Conference Lead

November 23rd, 2010 by Mark Brown Leave a reply »
The streak continues.

Having not lost in regulation time in three weeks, the Phoenix Coyotes are quietly rising to the top of the NHL.  At this point in the season, the Coyotes are not to be confused with the Washington Capitals, the Philadelphia Flyers or Detroit Red Wings. These teams are currently possess the best records in the league but, surprise, the Coyotes are not far behind.

As a result of their 5-0 shutout over the Edmonton Oilers Tuesday night before 9,354 at the Jobing.Com Arena, the Coyotes pushed their unbeaten streak to nine games. That includes two overtime losses, which are not recorded in the NHL's win-loss column. Their last defeat was Nov. 5 at Dallas.

The Coyotes won six in a row last season (March 14, 2010-March 21, 2010).

The victory put the Coyotes into first place in the Pacific Division, one standing point ahead of Los Angeles. Their 27 points is also one behind Western Conference-leading Detroit.

"Right now, we're getting contributions from everyone," said Lee Stempniak, who chipped in with two goals and an assist. "Also, we're playing well defensively. That ena ...

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