DUCKS (31-19-10) at COYOTES (20-30-7)
9 p.m. ET; FS-A, SN1, PRIME, NHL.TV
Ducks team scope
The Anaheim Ducks are five points behind the Pacific Division-leading San Jose Sharks and have scored one goal in each of the past three games. However, they've won two of them because of goaltender John Gibson, who earned his second 1-0 shutout victory in six days with 24 saves against the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday. "That's the way we want to play," Gibson said Sunday. "Obviously we're not scoring a ton of goals, so we've got to find other ways and it starts with defense." Gibson has five shutouts this season, four since Jan. 4, but might give way to Jonathan Bernier, who shut out the Arizona Coyotes on Jan. 14. Anaheim was 0-for-2 on the power play against the Kings and is 2-for-26 in its past 10 games. "They are a big, heavy team and they have a playoff mentality as they fight for position," Coyotes center Martin Hanzal said of the Ducks. "I think it's going to be a really physical game."
Coyotes team scope
With defenseman Michael Stone traded by the Coyotes to the Calgary Flames on Monday for a third-round pick at the 2017 NHL Draft and a conditional fifth-round pick in 2018, Connor Murphy will move into the top four and pair with Alex Goligoski. Arizona, which is 0-2-1 against Anaheim this season, scored at least two goals in 13 straight games before a 4-1 loss to the Sharks on Saturday. Hanzal, who turned 30 on Monday, scored against the Sharks, his fifth goal in his past five games. He has 15 this season, one shy of his NHL career high. "All his goals have been around the net, and that's where he's the most effective," coach DaveTippett said. "He's a big strong guy who's hard to move." Goalie Mike Smith will make his 39th start of the season. Louis Domingue remains out with a lower-body injury, and Marek Langhamer will be Smith's backup for a third straight game.
Ducks projected lineup
Ondrej Kase -- Ryan Getzlaf -- Jakob Silfverberg
Nick Ritchie -- Rickard Rakell -- Corey Perry
Andrew Cogliano -- Ryan Kesler -- Logan Shaw
Joseph Cramarossa -- Nate Thompson -- Jared Boll
Cam Fowler -- Sami Vatanen
Hampus Lindholm -- Josh Manson
Brandon Montour -- Kevin Bieksa
Scratched: Korbinian Holzer, Corey Tropp
Injured: Simon Despres (upper body), Clayton Stoner
Suspended: Antoine Vermette
Coyotes projected lineup
Max Domi -- Martin Hanzal -- Radim Vrbata
Brendan Perlini -- Christian Dvorak -- Shane Doan
Tobias Rieder -- Jordan Martinook -- Ryan White
Jamie McGinn -- Alexander Burmistrov -- Josh Jooris
Oliver Ekman-Larsson -- Luke Schenn
Alex Goligoski -- Connor Murphy
Jakob Chychrun -- Kevin Connauton
Scratched: Peter Holland
Injured: Lawson Crouse (lower body), Louis Domingue (lower body), Brad Richardson (broken leg)
Connauton replaces Stone in the lineup and will pair with Chychrun on defense. ... Tippett said Crouse is improving and could return later in the week.
Ekman-Larsson has six assists in his past six games. ... Dvorak has five goals and three assists in his past eight games. ... Goligoski has one goal and seven assists in his past eight games and needs one point for 300 in his NHL career. ... Perry has two goals and two assists in his past five games. ... Lindholm has one goal and three assists in his past five games.