Washington Capitals (43-23-11, fourth at Metropolitan) vs. Arizona Coyotes (22-49-6, eighth at Central)
Glendale, Ariz.; Friday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
SUMMARY: The Arizona Coyotes host Washington after Alex Ovechkin scored twice in the Capitals’ 4-3 overtime loss to the Golden Knights.
The Coyotes are 10-26-2 at home. Arizona averages 10.3 penalty minutes per game, the third most in the Western Conference. Liam O’Brien leads the team in service by 106 minutes in total.
The Capitals are 24-8-6 away from home. Washington ranks third in the Eastern Conference with an average of 3.4 goals per game, led by Ovechkin with 50.
Washington beat Arizona 2-0 in the last meeting between these teams on October 29.
BEST PERFORMERS: Clayton Keller has 63 points for the Coyotes, 28 goals and 35 assists. Phil Kessel has six assists in Arizona’s last 10 games.
Ovechkin leads the Capitals with 50 goals and 90 points. Evgeny Kuznetsov has 10 assists in Washington’s last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Coyotes: 1-8-1, averaged 1.6 goals, three assists, 3.8 penalties and 10.1 penalty minutes while allowing 5.4 goals per game with an .852 save percentage .
Capitals: 6-3-1, averaged 4.2 goals, 6.8 assists, 4.2 penalties and 10.1 penalty minutes while allowing 3.7 goals per game with an .867 save percentage.
INJURIES: Coyotes: Christian Fischer: out (lower body), Dysin Mayo: out (upper body), Jakob Chychrun: out (ankle), Lawson Crouse: out (hand), Clayton Keller: out for the season (lower body) .
Capitals: Dmitry Orlov: day to day (lower body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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