Let's shine a brief spotlight on one of the strangest NHL statistical oddities I can ever recall seeing.
The Arizona Coyotes, who face the Wild on Tuesday, entered Sunday having been shorthanded 67 times this season.
In those 67 situations, they've allowed only six power-play goals — a league-best 91 percent kill rate. But the truly extraordinary thing: The Coyotes have scored 10 shorthanded goals. So they've outscored opponents by four goals while playing shorthanded.
All but one other NHL teams has allowed double-digit power play goals, and no other team has more than four shorthanded goals.
"There's no way this is going to continue," Arizona assistant coach Scott Allen told SI.com a little more than a week ago. He's probably right, but the Coyotes' J.T. Compher scored two shorthanded goals on the same penalty kill Friday in a victory over Colorado.
So the Wild should beware.
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