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.
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).
The Associated Press