PHILADELPHIA — The Arizona Coyotes lost their 10th straight game to start the season, 3-0 to the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday.
Karel Vejmelka made 31 saves for Arizona (0-9-1), the only NHL team without a win. It’s the longest streak without a win by a team to open a season since the Coyotes started 0-10-1 in 2017-18.
Carter Hart made 29 saves, and Sean Couturier and Claude Giroux each had a goal and an assist in the third period for Philadelphia (5-2-1).
Couturier gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead at 6:54. Travis Konecny took a long pass from Giroux, stepped around Arizona defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin, and centered a pass to Couturier, who was driving through the slot for a one-timer.
It ended Philadelphia’s goal drought at 159:54, dating to when James van Riemsdyk scored at 6:58 of the first period of a 2-1 win at the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday. The Flyers lost 4-0 at the Calgary Flames on Saturday.
Scott Laughton scored at 17:51 to put the Flyers ahead 2-0, and Giroux made it 3-0 with an empty-net goal at 18:23.
The game was the first in NHL history to feature two players with active consecutive games-played streaks of at least 900. Flyers defenseman Keith Yandle played in his 930th in a row and Coyotes forward Phil Kessel in his 910th.