Coyotes face the Canucks on 4-game skid
Arizona Coyotes (22-46-5, eighth in the Central) vs. Vancouver Canucks (36-28-10, fifth in the Pacific)
Vancouver, British Columbia; Thursday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Arizona comes into the matchup against Vancouver as losers of four in a row.
The Canucks are 22-14-7 in conference matchups. Vancouver leads the Western Conference with 4.8 assists per game, led by J.T. Miller averaging 0.8.
The Coyotes are 13-27-3 in Western Conference play. Arizona averages 10.5 penalty minutes per game, the third-most in the Western Conference. Liam O’Brien leads the team serving 106 total minutes.
In their last meeting on April 7, Vancouver won 5-1. Alex Chiasson scored a team-high two goals for the Canucks in the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Bo Horvat leads the Canucks with 31 goals, adding 21 assists and collecting 52 points. Elias Pettersson has 16 points over the last 10 games for Vancouver.
Clayton Keller leads the Coyotes with a plus-three in 67 games this season. Nick Schmaltz has five assists over the last 10 games for Arizona.
LAST 10 GAMES: Canucks: 6-2-2, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.2 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .931 save percentage.
Coyotes: 2-7-1, averaging 1.7 goals, 2.6 assists, 3.6 penalties and 9.4 penalty minutes while giving up 4.3 goals per game with an .881 save percentage.
INJURIES: Canucks: Matthew Highmore: out (upper body), Brock Boeser: day to day (arm), Tanner Pearson: out (upper body).
Coyotes: Christian Fischer: out (lower-body), Lawson Crouse: out (hand), Clayton Keller: out for season (lower-body).