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Coyotes face the Canucks on 4-game skid

April 13, 2022 GMT

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.

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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).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.