DUCKS (11-11-3) at COYOTES (14-8-3)
9:30 p.m. ET; FS-A Plus, KCOP-13, NHL.TV
Phil Kessel will play in his 800th consecutive game when the Arizona Coyotes host the Anaheim Ducks at Gila River Arena on Wednesday.
The Coyotes forward has the third-longest streak among active players; Florida Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle has played 821 consecutive games and San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau has played 809 consecutive games. Kessel's streak is the seventh longest in NHL history.
The Ducks ended the New York Islanders' 17-game point streak with a 3-0 win on Monday after going 1-5-3 in their previous nine games. John Gibson made 26 saves in his 19th NHL career shutout and first of the season.
Darcy Kuemper will start for the Coyotes after Antti Raanta was a late scratch because of an illness. Arizona is 3-1-1 in its past five games, 5-2-1 in its past eight and has at least one point in seven straight games against Pacific Division opponents (5-0-2).
Players to watch
Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf scored Monday and has seven points (two goals, five assists) during a five-game point streak. He has 64 points (19 goals, 45 assists) in 70 games against Arizona.
Coyotes forward Vinnie Hinostroza has a three-game point streak (two goals, one assist). He has six points (three goals, three assists) in 10 games against the Ducks, including his first NHL hat trick on March 14.
They said it
"All season long, he's been a big reason why we've been able to compete. We feel we can do a better job in front of him. If you let him see the puck, he's going to make all those saves." -- Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler on goalie John Gibson, who is 6-1-2 against Arizona
"It's a division game. A dangerous game, like always. They've got some high-end players. I just watched their last game, and they played really well." -- Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet
Ducks projected lineup
Rickard Rakell -- Ryan Getzlaf -- Troy Terry
Max Jones -- Adam Henrique -- Jakob Silfverberg
Nick Ritchie -- Sam Steel -- Ondrej Kase
Nicolas Deslauriers -- Derek Grant -- Carter Rowney
Cam Fowler -- Erik Gudbranson
Hampus Lindholm -- Jacob Larsson
Brendan Guhle -- Korbinian Holzer
Scratched: Devin Shore, Michael Del Zotto
Injured: Josh Manson (lower body)
Coyotes projected lineup
Clayton Keller -- Nick Schmaltz -- Phil Kessel
Christian Dvorak -- Derek Stepan -- Vinnie Hinostroza
Barrett Hayton -- Carl Soderberg -- Conor Garland
Michael Grabner -- Brad Richardson -- Christian Fischer
Jakob Chychrun -- Alex Goligoski
Oliver Ekman-Larsson -- Jason Demers
Ilya Lyubushkin -- Jordan Oesterle
Scratched: Antti Raanta, Aaron Ness
Injured: Lawson Crouse (upper body), Niklas Hjalmarsson (lower body)
Crouse remains day to day after crashing into the boards against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. He did not play in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday. ... Comrie will backup Kuemper with Raanta out.
The Ducks have five short-handed goals, tied for first in the League. … Rakell has six points (three goals, three assists) in his past six games. … Ekman-Larsson doesn't have a goal in 15 games. … Stepan needs one assist for 300 in the NHL.