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Coyotes bring 12-game losing streak into matchup with the Canadiens

Arizona Coyotes (23-29-5, seventh in the Central Division) vs. Montreal Canadiens (22-28-8, eighth in the Atlantic Division)

Montreal, Quebec; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Arizona Coyotes aim to break their 12-game skid with a win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Montreal has an 11-16-3 record in home games and a 22-28-8 record overall. The Canadiens are 20-9-4 in games they score at least three goals.

Arizona has an 8-15-5 record on the road and a 23-29-5 record overall. The Coyotes are third in the league with 263 total penalties (averaging 4.6 per game).

Tuesday's game is the second time these teams meet this season. The Coyotes won 3-2 in the previous matchup. Nick Schmaltz led the Coyotes with two goals.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nicholas Suzuki has 22 goals and 33 assists for the Canadiens. Michael Matheson has one goal and nine assists over the past 10 games.

Lawson Crouse has scored 20 goals with 12 assists for the Coyotes. Logan Cooley has three goals over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Canadiens: 2-7-1, averaging 2.9 goals, five assists, 4.3 penalties and 11.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game.

Coyotes: 0-8-2, averaging 2.4 goals, 4.2 assists, 4.1 penalties and 9.1 penalty minutes while giving up 4.2 goals per game.

INJURIES: Canadiens: Kirby Dach: out for season (knee), Christian Dvorak: out (pectoral), Jayden Struble: day to day (lower body), Rafael Harvey-Pinard: out (lower-body).

Coyotes: Troy Stecher: out (lower body), Travis Boyd: out for season (pectoral), Connor Ingram: out (lower body), Liam O'Brien: out (upper body).

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

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