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Pre-Game Capsule: Coyotes at Flyers

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

GAME 12:

Coyotes (0-10-1) at Flyers (6-5-0)

Arizona will play the fourth game of a five-game trip vs. Eastern Conference teams when it takes on the Flyers in Philadelphia.  

WHERE: Wells Fargo Center

WHEN: 4 p.m. (AZ time)

TV: FOX Sports Arizona 


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• The Coyotes will enter the game with a three-game winning streak vs. Philadelphia. All three Arizona victories in that stretch were by one goal.

• Scott Wedgewood, whom the Coyotes acquired on Saturday via a trade with the New Jersey Devils, will start in goal for the first time with Arizona. Wedgewood has played four NHL games, all for New Jersey in 2015-16. His NHL stats are impressive: a 2-1-1 record with a 1.25 goals-against average and a .957 save percentage. Goalie Hunter Miska, whom the Coyotes recalled from the American Hockey League on Monday, will serve as Wedgewood's backup.

"I don't know much about Scott, but he looked good in the warm-ups (on Saturday)," Head Coach Rick Tocchet said. "He's a pretty technical guy, which is nice. I told him to just have fun with it."

Meanwhile, Antti Raanta remains sidelined, on the injured-reserve list, with a lower-body injury, and Louis Domingue remains on the roster after clearing waivers on Monday.

Video: Wedgewood on Yotes Debut

• Rookie Clayton Keller will enter the game with a career-high five-game point streak. Keller has notched five goals and three assists during that stretch, and is leading the team and all NHL rookies in goals (eight), shots (43) and points (12).

* Oliver Ekman-Larsson, who left the game vs. New Jersey on Saturday after absorbing a high hit from Blake Coleman late in the third period, is expected to play. 

Tweet from @ArizonaCoyotes: Tonight's projected lineup in Philly. #YOTES

Luke Schenn, Nick Cousins and Zac Rinaldo all are former members of the Philadelphia Flyers who will play in this game. Mario Kempe was drafted by the Flyers in 2007 but never played for Philadelphia.

Anthony Duclair is expected to be a healthy scratch for the first time this season.

• Philadelphia rookie Nolan Patrick, the second overall pick in this year's draft, has missed the past two games because of an upper-body injury. Patrick has notched one goal and two assists in his first NHL season. 

Video: Tocchet: 'Limit Chances'


• "It's been a while since I've been in the NHL. It's been a couple years since I played those four games, but I did have success in what I did when I was here and my game hasn't changed since then, so I'm excited to get out there and do it again." -- Scott Wedgewood on first NHL game since 2015-16

• "The key for tonight's game for us is to keep it simple, get pucks to the net. We're staying to the course, sticking to the system. I think the last four or five games, we're playing great hockey. We've just got to tweak little, minor details. That will go a long way and we'll be fine." -- Zac Rinaldo on playing Flyers

• "They're a fast team. They've got a good bunch of veterans mixed in with young guys. They're going in the right direction. They've got good young defensemen ... It's a good hockey club. Dave Hakstol's got them playing very well." -- Rick Tocchet on Flyers


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