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How important was the Coyotes’ win against the Senators?

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The Arizona Coyotes put an end to a 14-game losing streak in Friday’s road matchup with a 5-3 win over the Ottawa Senators. In doing so, the ‘Yotes secured their first victory since Jan. 22.

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After blowing a 3-0 first-period lead to a 3-3 tie, the Coyotes (24-31-5) broke through late by scoring two goals in the final period to come out on top against the Senators (25-30-3). Leading the way for his team, left wing Matias Maccelli finished with a goal and two assists to register a three-point game.

Coyotes snap 14-game losing streak, beat Senators 5-3

Coyotes’ losing-streak history

Their 14-game losing streak stands as the fourth-longest streak in franchise history. They were just one loss away from tying the third-longest streak set during the 2003-04 season when they were known as the “Phoenix Coyotes.”

The two longest-losing streaks in the franchise’s history came when they were originally the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets lost 30 straight games in the 1980-81 season and 19 in a row during the 1993-94 season.

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Arizona currently stands as second-to-last in the Central Division, and 13th in the Western Conference. From fighting for a wild-card playoff spot to sitting 28th in the NHL, the Coyotes are expected to make moves before the NHL Trade Deadline on March 8.

With this victory, however, the Coyotes avoided the wrong part of history and can now focus on ending this season on a high note.


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Saleh Awwad is a writer/reporter covering the Arizona State Sun Devils, Phoenix High School Sports, and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @SalehAwwad_

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