Coyotes take on the Avalanche on losing streak
Colorado Avalanche (41-23-6, third in the Central Division) vs. Arizona Coyotes (27-33-12, seventh in the Central Division)
Tempe, Arizona; Sunday, 3 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Arizona Coyotes look to end a three-game skid when they take on the Colorado Avalanche.
Arizona is 27-33-12 overall and 9-10-5 against the Central Division. The Coyotes have gone 17-22-7 in games their opponents commit fewer penalties.
Colorado has gone 41-23-6 overall with a 15-5-1 record against the Central Division. The Avalanche have allowed 193 goals while scoring 228 for a +35 scoring differential.
The matchup Sunday is the fourth time these teams play this season. The Coyotes won 6-3 in the last matchup.
TOP PERFORMERS: Nick Schmaltz has 21 goals and 29 assists for the Coyotes. Clayton Keller has 10 goals and nine assists over the past 10 games.
Cale Makar has 16 goals and 45 assists for the Avalanche. Nathan MacKinnon has six goals and 13 assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Coyotes: 6-2-2, averaging 3.3 goals, 6.1 assists, five penalties and 12.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game.
Avalanche: 8-2-0, averaging four goals, 7.4 assists, 3.5 penalties and 7.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game.
INJURIES: Coyotes: Brett Ritchie: day to day (upper body), Laurent Dauphin: day to day (undisclosed), Jakub Voracek: out (concussion), Zack Kassian: day to day (upper body), Andrew Ladd: out for season (knee), Josh Brown: day to day (undisclosed), Shea Weber: out (ankle).
Avalanche: Cale Makar: day to day (lower body), Artturi Lehkonen: out (finger), Josh Manson: out (lower body), Evan Rodrigues: day to day (concussion protocol), Pavel Francouz: out (lower body), Erik Johnson: out (ankle), Gabriel Landeskog: out (knee).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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