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Pre-Game Capsule: Coyotes at Devils

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

GAME 11:

Coyotes (0-9-1) at Devils (7-2-0)

Arizona will play the third game of a five-game trip vs. Eastern Conference teams when it takes on the New Jersey Devils in Newark.  

WHERE: Prudential Center

WHEN: 4 p.m. (AZ time)

TV: FOX Sports Arizona Plus

RADIO: KTAR News 92.3 FM

Video: Matt & Tyson Preview Devils Matchup


• The Coyotes are seeking their first win of the season in a rink in which they've lost three straight games (0-2-1). Arizona last defeated the Devils in New Jersey on March 27, 2014.

Louis Domingue will start in goal. Domingue has played 83 games in the NHL but he has never faced the New Jersey Devils. Domingue continues to fill in for Antti Raanta, who has missed the past six games because of a lower-body injury. Raanta has practiced all week and could return Monday at Philadelphia.

• The Coyotes acquired goalie Scott Wedgewood from New Jersey early Saturday for a fifth-round draft pick in 2018. Wedgewood will serve as Domingue's backup vs. the Devils, the team that drafted him 84th overall in 2010.

• Rookie Clayton Keller will enter the game with a career-high four-game point streak. Keller has notched four goals and three assists during that stretch, and is leading the team and all NHL rookies in goals (seven), shots (38) and points (11).

• Max Domi, who was drafted at the Prudential Center in 2013, enters the game just two points shy of 100 for his NHL career, and is on pace to become the fastest player to score the first 100 points of his NHL career with the Coyotes (28 goals, 70 assists in 150 games). 

Derek Stepan has scored 12 of his 132 NHL goals vs. New Jersey. That's 9.1 percent.

• New Jersey rookie Nico Hischier, the first overall pick in this year's draft, has notched two goals and five assists in his first nine NHL games. Meanwhile, New Jersey defenseman Will Butcher leads all NHL rookies with 10 assists, and trails only Clayton Keller's 11 points. 

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• "We haven't won a game yet so I think we should try to forget about it and move on. At the same time, we have been doing some good things and we can't forget about that. It's all about getting a win and getting some confidence in the group. If you get that, and start feeling good about yourself, it can go the other way." -- Oliver Ekman-Larsson

• "Obviously we're losing and struggling a little bit, but at the end of the day we're all playing in the NHL. We've worked our whole entire lives to get here. So, I'm not going to be miserable, and I know a lot of the guys won't be miserable. We're in an awesome situation and we have to realize that. We're playing at the highest league possible ... so just enjoy every second and work your hardest and just kind of (get) back to basics. " -- Brendan Perlini

• "Those first 10 games are done. It's a 72-game schedule for us right now. That's the way we're going to approach it from here on in." -- Rick Tocchet 

Video: Tocchet: 'New Game, New Segment'


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