1. Tobi's plus/minus
Sitting at a +6 after playing 18 games, Tobias Rieder is the only Coyote with a positive number over at least ten games. He certainly benefits from playing with top-six talent, but that stat shouldn't be ignored. The next closest player on Arizona's roster with 10 or more games under his belt is Martin Hanzal, at -1.
2. D-men shots on net
The typical construction of a Coyotes power play features offensive-minded defensemen Keith Yandle and Oliver Ekman-Larsson manning the blue line. Between Yandle's 88 shots and Ekman-Larsson's 86, the two continue to get pucks going in the right direction, which will hopefully lead to more scoring for a team that needs it desperately.
Editor's Note: More on that last bit coming later today.
3. Team faceoffs
The Coyotes have won 52.6% of their faceoffs so far this season, the 4th highest percentage in the NHL. This stat might mean more once the team is able to do something with the puck when they have it.
4. Domi's OHL point production
Through 27 games so far this season, Coyotes prospect Max Domi has recorded 58 points. His 17 goals and 41 assists puts him second overall in the OHL in points, and first in assists. His recent success even earned him Player of the Week honors.
5. OEL's ice time
This Swede can certainly devour minutes. Oliver Ekman-Larsson plays an average of 25 minutes and 55 seconds nightly, 6th highest in the NHL.
1. Smitty's save percentage
None of the Coyotes' goalie statistics are impressive, but maybe the most abysmal is Mike Smith's save percentage this year, which currently sits at .890. That's 60th overall among NHL goaltenders, and the lower than any of Smith's previous total season percentages. One would hope this number starts regressing toward the mean sooner rather than later.
2. 5 on 5 goals for/against
Its not secret that the Coyotes can't do much at even strength, but their 0.69 goals for/against ratio while playing 5 on 5 is especially disheartening. Only three teams (Edmonton, Columbus & Buffalo) are worse.
3. Crombeen in the sin bin
For a guy who already doesn't see a huge amount of ice time, B.J. Crombeen likes to spend the minutes he does get in the penalty box. Between minors and underwhelming staged fights with other enforcers, Crombeen leads the team with 43 PIMs, which nicely complement his two points in 23 games.
4. OEL's plus/minus
While it can be considered a flawed stat in many ways, Ekman-Larsson's team worst -14 certainly embodies his struggle to be defensively consistent so far during the 2014-15 campaign.
5. Home record
This also won't come as a surprise to any Yotes fans, but the Coyotes 4-7-2 record at Gila River Arena highlights their inability to establish any sort of genuine home-ice advantage this year. Their last win at home was more than a month ago, when they defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 in regulation.