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Pre-Game Capsule: Coyotes vs. Canucks

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

GAME 68:

Coyotes (21-35-11) vs. Canucks (25-34-9)

Arizona will look to rebound from a loss to Colorado on Saturday afternoon when it starts a busy five-game homestand in Glendale vs. Vancouver on Sunday night.  

WHERE: Gila River Arena

WHEN: 6 p.m. (AZ time)

TV: FOX Sports Arizona

RADIO: Arizona Sports 98.7 FM

Tweet from @ArizonaCoyotes: Lineups are in. #VANvsARI pic.twitter.com/j0WK3CD2a4

 KEY FACTS: 

• Arizona, which played at Colorado and lost, 5-2, on Saturday is 1-7-2 in the second game of back-to-back games this season.

• Darcy Kuemper will make his fourth start in goal in a row in place of Antti Raanta, who has missed the past three games because of a lower-body injury. Adin Hill will again be Kuemper's backup. Raanta is considered day-to-day.

• Christian Dvorak has scored three of his 13 goals in the past five games.  

• Alex Goligoski will return to the lineup after missing the past three games while awaiting the birth of he and his wife's second child, which occurred on Friday night.

• The Coyotes will play minus Laurent Dauphin, who is out indefinitely after suffering a lower-body injury vs. Colorado on Saturday.

• Vancouver is 1-3-2 in its past six games and allowed 23 goals during that stretch. The Canucks have scored 46 power-play goals this season, which ranks tied for sixth most in the NHL. Newcomer Jussi Jokinen, who has scored just three goals this season, will enter the game with a two-game goal-scoring streak. Jacob Markstrom will start in goal. He's 18-22-6 with a 2.77 goals-against average this season. Leading scorer Brock Boeser is out for the season with a back injury. 

COYOTE BITE

• "I think we've started to do a real good job of establishing our identity at home for next year, so we want to keep going with that. We were 5-2 on our last homestand and that was a big step for us so we're going to try to replicate that and play the same way this time. It's important to be tough to play against at home." -- Jason Demers

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