Coyotes lose game to Rangers, Vermette to injury

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Remember the big surge of energy the Arizona Coyotes brought into the 2015-16 season? Some of that optimism is already starting to evaporate.

That’s what happens when you drop four in a row (0-3-1), which is the case for the Coyotes after the New York Rangers beat them 4-1 on Thursday.

It wasn’t the only bit of bad news for the Coyotes, either, as they lost Antoine Vermette for the night with a lower-body injury.

There was also a bad gaffe by Mike Smith, who began the season penning some feel-good stories.

(Oh yeah, and former ‘Yote Keith Yandle was one of New York’s goal-scorers. Ouch.)

About the only bit of good news for Arizona is that Max Domi, Anthony Duclair and Martin Hanzal continue to create offense at a nice clip.

Speaking of creating offense, Rick Nash finally “scored” his first goal of 2015-16 in an amusing way. See for yourself:

That’s also the 700th point of his career, by the way.