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Coyotes hammer Capitals to complete 5-game win streak vs. recent champs

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The five most recent Stanley Cup winners have nothing on the red-hot Arizona Coyotes.

The Desert Dogs blew out the Washington Capitals 6-0 on Monday night to complete an improbable win streak against championship teams dating back to 2018.

Here's a look at the Coyotes' dominance throughout the schedule quirk:

Team (Date) Championship year Result for Coyotes
Golden Knights (Nov. 25) 2023 2-0
Lightning (Nov. 28) 2020/2021 3-1
Avalanche (Nov. 30) 2022 4-3 (OT)
Blues (Dec. 2) 2019 4-1
Capitals (Dec. 4) 2018 6-0

The Coyotes are the first team in NHL history to win consecutive games against the past five champions when repeat winners aren't counted twice, according to Sportradar.

Netminder Connor Ingram was in net for all five victories. The 26-year-old has been sensational for Arizona this season, entering Monday's win with a 10-3-0 record and a .925 save percentage. The clean sheet against Washington marked his second shutout of the campaign.

The Coyotes' heater brings them to 13-9-2 on the year so far, good for the top wild-card spot in the Western Conference. Arizona last made the playoffs in the 2020 bubble but hasn't qualified for the playoffs in a full season since 2012.

Arizona's run against champions comes to an end Thursday against the Philadelphia Flyers, who haven't won the Stanley Cup since 1975.

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