Coyotes lose to Ducks, remain winless


ANAHEIM — The Arizona Coyotes tied the longest winless streak to start a season in their history with a 3-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Friday.

Arizona also began the 2017-18 season 0-10-1. It is tied for the second-longest winless streak to begin a season in NHL history behind the New York Rangers, who went 15 games without a win to begin the 1943-44 season.

Anthony Stolarz, who started in place of John Gibson (illness), made 28 saves, and Adam Henrique had a goal and an assist for the Ducks (5-4-3), who have won three straight and are 3-0-2 in a five-game point streak.

Karel Vejmelka made 28 saves for the Coyotes.

Henrique scored 34 seconds into the game to give Anaheim a 1-0 lead. Ryan Getzlaf attempted a centering pass to Troy Terry, but the puck ricocheted off the skate of Arizona defenseman Jakob Chychrun and banked off the end boards to Henrique at the right post.

With an assist on the play, Terry extended his point streak to 10 games (seven goals, six assists).

Sonny Milano made it 2-0 at 18:13 of the first, converting on a one-timer off a quick setup down low by Henrique on the power play.

It was the 11th power-play goal of the season for the Ducks, who scored 11 with the man-advantage in 56 games last season.

Sam Carrick pushed the lead to 3-0 when he redirected a feed from Derek Grant at 9:46 of the second period.

Shayne Gostisbehere scored with eight seconds left in the third to end Stolarz’s shutout bid.

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