Arizona Coyotes winning streak ends with 5-2 loss to Philadelphia Flyers

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 05: Goalie Darcy Kuemper #35 of the Arizona Coyotes looks to make a save as Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates in with the puck and Kevin Connauton #44 of the Coyotes defends during the third period at Gila River Arena on November 5, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 05: Goalie Darcy Kuemper #35 of the Arizona Coyotes looks to make a save as Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates in with the puck and Kevin Connauton #44 of the Coyotes defends during the third period at Gila River Arena on November 5, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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All good things must come to an end and a 5-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers sees the Arizona Coyotes’ winning run ended at five games.

It’s been over six years since the Coyotes have had a six-game win streak and the team will need to wait a while longer before having another chance at ending that drought.

The Coyotes will not descend into a losing streak on the back of this 5-2 loss, however, with Rick Tocchet having plenty of defensive players that will step up when the two teams face each other again on Thursday.

A 7-6-0 record should be improved on greatly as the season wears on and there are plenty of players that are stepping up and showing the rest of the league that they can still be legitimate playoff contenders, despite the loss.

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In the Flyers game, Michael Grabner and Clayton Keller both continued their recent point streaks.

Grabner is on a five-game point streak that has seen him score an impressive four goals and a further two assists.

Keller, trying to build on an exceptional rookie campaign, has two goals and three assists in his own five-game streak.

The Coyotes also saw the return of defenceman Kevin Connauton in the Flyers game, with the Canadian having missed the past two games through illness.

The left-hander managed to get an assist in his first game back and should be a staple of Tocchet’s defensive corps moving forward.

Darcy Kuemper‘s numbers understandably dropped in this game but the backup goalie will no doubt bounce back and come good for the team as he has prior to this game.

Once again the Coyotes registered more shots than their opponents, a real positive sign that the team will continue to score and produce enough offence to compete with the toughest teams in the league.

The team from last season appears to be a distant memory for this year’s Arizona Coyotes, with the team continuing to be a force on defence while also producing an unreal amount of opportunities on offence – something they struggled greatly to do last campaign.

While the winning streak is over, this is not the last the NHL has seen of the dominating Coyotes team we have seen.

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