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Scouting Report: Arizona Coyotes

by Torie Peterson / Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB -- The road hasn't been kind to the Arizona Coyotes.

They hold a 11-19-3 record in opposition rinks and prior to Wednesday's 3-2 overtime setback in Vancouver, the Coyotes had endured a nine-game pointless streak on the road. Their last win away from the Gila River Arena? Jan. 25 when they beat Minnesota 2-1 in a shootout.

While the results away from Glendale haven't been favourable, the Coyotes are pleased with their performance at Rogers Arena earlier this week and feel it's a building block for them going forward.

"They got two goals off two chances. One was a redirect in front, and the other one just a poor read on our defending," Tippett told Arizona Coyotes.com after the setback. "We only gave up two chances in the second period. Don't make the mistakes, that's about it. We played well."

Goaltender Louis Domingue, who has started 21 times in the Coyotes last 23 games, was particularly impressive in Vancouver. He made 28 saves on 31 shots and weathered the storm early in the game when the Canucks had the Coyotes on their heels.

"Just trying to get out of the first even or better, and we accomplished that," Domingue said of the Canucks first period siege. "Whether I made some big saves or not, the result is we had a chance to get a lead early in the second, and we did. I thought we managed the game pretty well."

The Coyotes were without All-Star defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson, who leads his team in scoring, on Wednesday in Vancouver. The blueliner was sidelined with a upper body injury and is day-to-day. He may rejoin the lineup tonight.

BREAKING DOWN THE COYOTES

Record: 28-32-7

Power Play: 18.6 percent overall (46 goals scored in 248 chances with the man advantage), 14.2 percent on the road (16 goals scored in 113 chances with the man advantage)

Penalty Kill: 77.9 percent overall (54 goals allowed in 244 times being short-handed), 81.9 percent on the road (21 goals allowed in 116 times being short-handed)

2015-16 Record vs. the Flames: 3-0-0

2014-15 Record vs. the Flames: 0-5-0

Notable Injuries: Joe Vitale (upper body - injured reserve), Mike Smith (lower body - injured reserve), Anders Lindback (lower body - injured reserve), Oliver Ekman-Larsson (upper day - day-to-day)

Who's HOT: Alex Tanguay

The veteran has been producing plenty of offence for his new team. Acquired by the Coyotes on the NHL Trade Deadline, Tanguay has suited up for three games in Arizona silks and has posted five points in that stretch.

On Mar. 5, in his first game with the Coyotes, he scored two goals and three points against the Florida Panthers and in Wednesday's overtime loss in Vancouver, Tanguay assisted on both Coyotes goals.

Honourable Mention: Anthony Duclair

Duclair's first full season in the NHL has been impressive. The 20-year-old has scored 17 goals and 37 points in 66 games this year and is fourth in team scoring. In his past four games, Duclair has one goal and four points.

The Pointe-claire, QC product has played three games against the Flames this season, scoring one goal and three points in that span.

Who's NOT: Martin Hanzal

Hanzal has had a rough few weeks offensively, being held off the scoresheet since Feb. 18, when he racked up three points against the Dallas Stars. Since that night, he is a minus-six and has 23 shots on net.

In 54 games this season, the pivot has 10 goals and 32 points.

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