Advantage Margin +7
The Coyotes had success on the road despite allowing 12 more power plays than they received – and struggled at home despite enjoying 19 more advantages than they allowed.
Even-Strength Goals Margin -15
Phoenix had no player with more that 17 even-strength goals, and one of the two players who had that many (Radim Vrbata) signed as a free agent with Tampa Bay. The other, Shane Doan, led Phoenix with 42 points at even strength.
Special Teams Goal Margin -1
The Coyotes’ penalty-killers finished No. 24 at 80.7 percent, but did score 11 shorthanded goals, including 8 on the road. The power play scored 63, but allowed a dozen shorthanded. No Coyote hit double figures in power-play goals.
Goals by defensemen 38
Ed Jovanovski (12 goals, 51 points) had his best goal-scoring season since 2001-02, when he played with Vancouver, and his point total was a career high. He also played 80 games, his most since 2001-02.
Overtime Record Total: 9-1-6 | OT: 4-1 | SO: 5-6
The Coyotes were superb in overtime but had a losing record in shootouts despite good work by the goaltenders, who allowed just 12 goals in 42 tries, a .714 save percentage. No Coyote had more than three shootout goals.
2007-08 SEASON STATS
(12th West/23rd NHL)
|Change from 2006-07||+16|
(14th West/29th NHL)
(4th East/9th NHL)
Times Scored First 35 | Record 27-4-4
The Coyotes’ .771 winning percentage when scoring first was seventh in the NHL. Their problem was getting the first goal – especially at home, where they scored first a League-low 16 times.
Best 2007-08 Number 19-11-2
Phoenix’s record against the Pacific Division. The Coyotes had 40 of their points in intradivisional play, more than anyone else in the Pacific.
Worst 2007-08 Number 33
Regulation losses by the Coyotes in games in which the opposition scored first, the most in the NHL. Overall, they were 11-33-3 when the opponent got the first goal.
The Coyotes better be ready to go: After opening at home against Columbus, they play their next four games on the road. They also play eight of nine on the road during a tough stretch in February and early March before finishing with nine of 14 at home.