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Arizona Coyotes take on struggling New Jersey Devils

The Coyotes are looking to get back in the win column after a heartbreaking loss against the Sens.

Arizona Coyotes v New Jersey Devils Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The Arizona Coyotes continue to host Eastern Conference teams and look to serve another loss to the struggling New Jersey Devils. The Coyotes are seemingly finding their game again after the trade of Martin Hanzal and Ryan White.

View from New Jersey

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New Jersey is 1-7-2 in their last ten games, and is currently on a nine game winless streak. Injuries are starting to mount for the team as they fall to last in the Metropolitan Division.

Cory Schneider has been a workhorse this season with 51 starts, but he only has a record of 19-22-10. He also has a .913 save percentage with 2.66 goals against. He has not had the goal support recently to keep them in games.

The only bright side for the Devils is that Taylor Hall, who was acquired from the Oilers in June of 2016, is a Coyotes killer. He has always had at least a point against the Coyotes since he started playing against them in 2010.

Jersey is in a losing skid that seems to be the type they are desperately trying to stop, but they also just lost to Colorado.

View from Arizona

The Coyotes are looking to bounce back against the heartbreaking overtime loss against the Sens. They are looking to finish the season strong and with 16 games left it is possible.

The rookies are starting to heat up, which is good. Christian Dvorak is starting to come into his own, taking advantage of the first line center position opportunity that has been given to him. Brendan Perlini continues to light it up in his rookie season as well.

Three Questions

  1. Can the Coyotes create their own goals? - Yes, this is question again. The rookies are starting to score and create their own chances, but everyone needs to start producing.
  2. Will the Coyote take advantage of New Jersey’s depleted lineup? - The Devil’s are starting to see injuries mount up, can they take advantage of it?
  3. Will Taylor Hall wreck havoc? - Taylor Hall eats the Coyotes alive, will he strike again tonight?

Players to Watch

New Jersey - Taylor Hall- Taylor Hall is having a quiet season, but he always seems to find his way when he plays Arizona.

Arizona - Christian Dvorak- With his game starting to grow with the opportunities he has been given this season, he should be exciting to watch tonight.

Injury Report

New Jersey is missing a good chunk of players due to injury. All of Jacob Josefson, Mike Cammalleri, Andy Green and Keith Kinkaid are all day to day with various injuries and issues.

Arizona is without Brad Richardson, Alexander Burmistrov, and Kevin Connauton indefinitely while dealing with various injuries.

Puck Drop

Tonight’s game begins at 6 PM Arizona time. You can watch the game on Fox Sports Arizona or listen on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.