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Coyotes at Maple Leafs preview

Arizona plays second of back to back; Campbell in goal for Toronto with Andersen still sidelined

by Dave McCarthy / Independent Correspondent

COYOTES (28-23-7) at MAPLE LEAFS (29-19-8)

7 p.m. ET; TSN4, FS-A, FS-A PLUS, NHL.TV


The Game

Jack Campbell will make his third straight start for the Toronto Maple Leafs when they face the Arizona Coyotes at Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday.

Goalie Frederik Andersen participated in the morning skate but will miss his fourth consecutive game with a neck injury sustained Feb. 3. Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said he is progressing well and working toward a return but not quite there yet.

Toronto center John Tavares (illness) is a game-time decision, but Keefe expects him to play.

The Maple Leafs are 4-2-1 in their past seven games after going 1-3-2 in their previous six and two points ahead of the Florida Panthers for third in the Atlantic Division.

Goalie Adin Hill could start for the Coyotes, who play the second of a back to back after rallying from down two goals to defeat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 on Monday.

The Coyotes are 2-5-2 in their past nine games and tied with the Winnipeg Jets for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference.


Players to watch

Coyotes forward Taylor Hall has 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in his past 11 games.

Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews has 11 points (six goals, five assists) in his past seven games.


They said it

"It hasn't gone our way lately, but I feel like we've deserved a better fate in a few of the games ... I hope everyone in here realizes that no matter what happens at the start of the game we can rally, not only rally and win but we played well." -- Coyotes forward Taylor Hall

"Lots of skill, three good lines that can score and hurt you and a fourth line that can do some heavy lifting. They've got good goaltending throughout the season and they present challenges offensively and defensively that we're going to have to be sharp for." -- Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe


Coyotes projected lineup

Taylor Hall -- Christian Dvorak -- Conor Garland

Lawson Crouse -- Derek Stepan -- Phil Kessel

Clayton Keller -- Nick Schmaltz -- Vinnie Hinostroza

Carl Soderberg -- Brad Richardson -- Christian Fischer

Oliver Ekman-Larsson -- Ilya Lyubushkin

Jakob Chychrun -- Alex Goligoski

Jordan Oesterle -- Niklas Hjalmarsson

Adin Hill

Antti Raanta

Scratched: Michael Grabner, Aaron Ness

Injured: Jason Demers (oblique), Darcy Kuemper (lower body)


Maple Leafs projected lineup

Zach Hyman -- Auston Matthews -- Mitchell Marner

Alexander Kerfoot -- John Tavares -- William Nylander

Andreas Johnsson -- Pierre Engvall - Kasperi Kapanen

Kyle Clifford -- Frederik Gauthier -- Jason Spezza

Travis Dermott -- Tyson Barrie

Jake Muzzin -- Justin Holl

Rasmus Sandin -- Timothy Liljegren

Jack Campbell

Michael Hutchinson

Scratched: Dmytro Timashov, Martin Marincin

Injured: Ilya Mikheyev (wrist laceration), Morgan Rielly (fractured foot), Cody Ceci (ankle), Frederik Andersen (neck)


Status report

The Coyotes did not hold a morning skate. ... Holl (illness), Hyman (maintenance) and Clifford (personal) are each a game-time decision but expected to play after not practicing Monday.


Stat pack

Chychrun has four points (two goals, two assists) in a four-game point streak. ... Campbell is 1-0-1 with a 2.85 goals-against average and .900 save percentage since he was traded to the Maple Leafs by the Los Angeles Kings on Feb. 5.

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