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Coyotes Set Franchise Record for Most Wins in a Season

Friday, Mar. 19th, 2010

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - The Phoenix Coyotes defeated the Florida Panthers 4-3 in a shootout last night to win their 44th game of the season, marking the highest single-season win total in Coyotes/Winnipeg Jets franchise history.

The previous franchise record for wins in a season was 43, set by the Winnipeg Jets in 1984-85. Through 71 games this season, the Coyotes have compiled a record of 44-22-5.

Tonight’s victory was also the Coyotes’ seventh consecutive win, marking their longest winning streak since the 2006-07 season. Trailing 3-0 in the third period, the Coyotes scored three times in the third period to force overtime before winning in a shootout. Martin Hanzal, Lee Stempniak and Radim Vrbata each scored a goal in the third period before Vrbata recorded the shootout-winning goal.

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