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Dylan Strome of Arizona to play against brother Ryan Strome of Edmonton for second time in NHL

by Derek Van Diest / Correspondent

COYOTES (6-17-3) at OILERS (9-13-2)



The Game  

The Arizona Coyotes will look for their fifth victory in seven games when they visit the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place on Tuesday.

Coyotes forward Dylan Strome will play his third game of the season for Arizona, 4-2-0 in its past six games after a five-game losing streak (0-3-2), and first since Oct. 7 following his recall from Tuscon of the American Hockey League on Sunday.

Strome, who was second in the AHL in scoring with 26 points (eight goals, 18 assists) in 15 games, will face his older brother, Oilers forward Ryan Strome, for the second time in the NHL.

The Oilers are 2-1-0 in their past three games after a three-game losing streak.


Players to watch

Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl had a goal and an assist in his first game at center in a 4-2 win at the Boston Bruins on Sunday, and has seven points (two goals, five assists) in his past seven games. 

Coyotes forward Brendan Perlini has scored a goal in four straight games. He has 10 points (eight goals, two assists) in 20 games this season.;


They said it;

"It's pretty weird how it all works out. It's going to be my 10th [NHL] game now and two have been against my brother. It should be fun. It's always a rivalry going against your brother, and you don't want to lose." -- Coyotes forward Dylan Strome on playing against Oilers forward Ryan Strome

"He's probably one of my favorite teammates that I've ever had. He's a guy that cares about his team, works hard. You look what he did in the American League. You get sent down after being the third-overall pick, and it's easy to hang your head, but he worked hard and put a run together like that and gets rewarded getting called up." -- Oilers center Connor McDavid on former junior teammate and Coyotes forward Dylan Strome;


Coyotes projected lineup 

Clayton Keller -- Brad Richardson -- Dylan Strome

Brendan Perlini -- Derek Stepan -- Tobias Rieder

Max Domi -- Christian Dvorak -- Christian Fischer

Jordan Martinook -- Nick Cousins -- Anthony Duclair

Oliver Ekman-Larsson -- Jason Demers

Alex Goligoski -- Niklas Hjalmarsson

Kevin Connauton -- Luke Schenn

Scott Wedgewood

Marek Langhamer

Scratched: Zac Rinaldo, Joel Hanley

Injured: Jakob Chychrun (knee), Antti Raanta (upper body)


Oilers projected lineup

Milan Lucic -- Connor McDavid - Michael Cammalleri

Patrick Maroon -- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins -- Anton Slepyshev

Drake Caggiula -- Leon Draisaitl -- Ryan Strome

Iiro Pakarinen -- Mark Letestu -- Zack Kassian

Darnell Nurse -- Adam Larsson

Oscar Klefbom -- Matt Benning

Yohann Auvitu -- Kris Russell

Cam Talbot

Laurent Brossoit;

Scratched: Jujhar Khaira, Eric Gryba, Jesse Puljujarvi

Injured: Andrej Sekera (knee);


Status report

Wedgewood will start after being pulled at 9:05 of the second period in a 4-2 loss against the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday. Wedgewood gave up three goals on 17 shots.


Stat pack

McDavid has 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in his past seven games … Ekman-Larsson has six points (three goals, three assists) in a five-game point streak.

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