The losing streak is now seven.
After opening the scoring in the second period, the Blue Jackets conceded three straight goals before scoring late to make things interesting. However, they couldn't find the equalizer and lost 3-2 to the Coyotes. They are now 4-9-4.
Top Line Buzzing
The Dmitri Voronkov-Adam Fantilli-Kirill Marchenko line produced plenty of offense tonight for the Blue Jackets. At five-on-five, they were on the ice for 12 shots on goal, 14 scoring chances, and six high-danger chances, producing 1.08 on-ice expected goals, according to naturalstattrick.com.
At all strengths, Fantilli recorded 10 shots on goal, Marchenko recorded six, and Voronkov registered four.
More Self-Inflicted Goals Allowed
The Blue Jackets' inability to clear their defensive zone reared its ugly head on Thursday, as that's what led to Arizona's first goal of the game.
After #CBJ failed to clear the zone, #Yotes Kesselring's (5) left-point blast goes wide but hits the skate of #CBJ Bean (22) and Hayton (29) is essentially untouched as he takes the puck and scores. ARI 1-1 CBJ https://t.co/crtMyowLo1— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) November 17, 2023
These mistakes continue to cost the Jackets game after game. If they persist throughout the season, the Blue Jackets will certainly have one of the league's worst records.
Penalty Kill Finally Surrenders
For the first time since Oct. 26, the Blue Jackets conceded a power-play goal. The club entered tonight's game with the league's third-best penalty kill at 89.4% but allowed the game-winner to Logan Cooley.
The Blue Jackets killed one of two penalties tonight, and their short-handed unit continues to be a positive.
The Blue Jackets will try and snap their losing streak on Saturday in Washington, D.C. when they take on the Capitals at 7:30 p.m. ET on Bally Sports Ohio.