It’s not the start Toronto Maple Leafs would’ve wanted. With four games played of the season, they’re placed fourth in the Atlantic Division, with two wins and two losses. According to experts, the Toronto Maple Leafs is one of the biggest Stanley Cup contenders this year. You can’t say the same thing about the Arizona Coyotes.
Most expect them to be at the bottom of the Atlantic Division, and they started the season with two straight losses. Last night, they played Toronto in Toronto, and most expected a third consecutive loss.
But with just over 90 seconds to play, Shayne Gostisbehere scored the go-ahead goal on a power play, and Toronto couldn’t respond.
The Maple Leafs thought they had tied the game vid 39 seconds to spare, but after video review, the goal was disallowed because of an illegal hand pass.
The Arizona Coyotes won the game 4-2, and although it was surprising looking at both teams’ expectations for this season, it wasn’t a shock looking back over the years.
In fact, the Arizona Coyotes haven’t failed to earn at least a point while playing in Toronto in over 20 years. October 17, 2002, was the last time, and it’s an ongoing streak that is both impressive and unexpected, and it got to be hurtful for the Leafs and all of its fans. If Coyotes took the opportunity to rub it in? You bet.
After the game, the Arizona Coyotes’ official Twitter account shared a photo of the streak, and a mocking text, saying: “Keepin’ the streak alive.”
The tweet has gained a lot of attention, with over 8 000 likes and close to 1 000 retweets.