Washington takes losing streak into game against Arizona

Arizona Coyotes (3-5-1, seventh in the Central Division) vs. Washington Capitals (5-5-2, sixth in the Metropolitan Division)

Washington; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Capitals enter a matchup against the Arizona Coyotes after losing three straight games.

Washington is 3-1-1 in home games and 5-5-2 overall. The Capitals have a 5-0-0 record in games they score at least three goals.

Arizona went 25-50-7 overall and 14-23-4 on the road a season ago. The Coyotes scored 2.5 goals per game last season while allowing 3.8 per game.

Saturday's game is the third meeting between these teams this season. The Capitals won the last meeting 2-0.

TOP PERFORMERS: Alex Ovechkin has six goals and four assists for the Capitals. Conor Sheary has scored three goals with three assists over the past 10 games.

Christian Fischer has three goals and three assists for the Coyotes. Lawson Crouse has five goals and two assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Capitals: 5-3-2, averaging 2.9 goals, five assists, 4.2 penalties and nine penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game.

Coyotes: 3-6-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.8 assists, 5.1 penalties and 11.1 penalty minutes while giving up 4.1 goals per game.

INJURIES: Capitals: Carl Hagelin: out (hip), T.J. Oshie: out (lower-body), Connor Brown: out (lower body), John Carlson: out (lower-body), Tom Wilson: out (knee), Nicklas Backstrom: out (hip), Beck Malenstyn: out (undisclosed).

Coyotes: Nick Schmaltz: out (upper-body), Andrew Ladd: out (undisclosed), Jakob Chychrun: out (wrist), Conor Timmins: day to day (upper-body).


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

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