Coyotes finally score after 245-minute drought

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The Phoenix Coyotes lost their fourth straight game on Tuesday night, dropping a 3-2 decision to the Los Angeles Kings.

But, hey, at least they didn't get shut out this time.

They entered Tuesday's game having been shut out in three consecutive games and came dangerously close to running that streak to four. With his goal at the 11:28 mark of the third period, Shane Doan ended what was a 245-minute goal-less drought that went all the way back to the middle of the third period of their 5-2 win against Los Angeles on March 12.

One full week ago.

Even when they finally put one in, it still wasn't easy. The play had to be reviewed to make sure the puck wasn't redirected in with a high stick.

Some more numbers on the drought.

It lasted 11 full 20-minute periods, one five-minute overtime period and, just for good measure, they didn't score in a shootout during a 1-0 loss to Columbus on Saturday.

The Coyotes directed 252 shots at the opponents' net without scoring.

Of those attempted shots, 132 were actually on net. Another 68 were blocked while 51 simply missed.

Of those 245 goal-less minutes, more than 20 of them -- or what amounts to an entire period of a game -- came on the power play.

That's actually kind of impressive. It takes a lot of bad luck to go that long without a goal.

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Adam Gretz has been writing about the NHL and taking an analytical approach to the game since the start of the 2008 season. A member of the PHWA since 2015, he has spent more than three years covering... Full Bio

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