Coyotes are 1st team without a regulation win through 20 games

by 6d ago
Joe Camporeale / USA Today Sports

The dreary, hapless, flat-out miserable Arizona Coyotes 2017-18 season has earned a dubious place in the history books, as the basement-dwelling Desert Dogs became the first team in the NHL's 100-year history to be held without a regulation win through their first 20 games, per Sportsnet Stats.

Tuesday's 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Winnipeg Jets dropped the Coyotes to 2-15-3, putting the club on pace for 28 points, which is shockingly terrible, considering last season's 30th-place Colorado Avalanche managed to earn 48 in a year when absolutely everything went wrong.

Entering Tuesday, Arizona ranked 25th in goals for (44), 31st in goals against (74), and 30th in save percentage at 5-on-5 (.903). The poor results are particularly disappointing considering the Coyotes were labeled as a team ready to improve this season under the guidance of new head coach Rick Tocchet.

The good news, at least, is Rasmus Dahlin, the consensus No. 1 pick in next June's draft, could make this season's struggles worth it in the end.