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Coyotes at Jets preview

Winnipeg aims for 11th straight win against Arizona on home ice

by Darrin Bauming / Independent Correspondent

COYOTES (1-2-1) at JETS (4-3-0)

8 p.m. ET; TSN3, FS-A, FS-A PLUS, NHL.TV


The Game

The Winnipeg Jets will try to extend their winning streak against the Arizona Coyotes on home ice to 11 games when they play at Bell MTS Place on Tuesday.

The Jets are 10-0-0 at home against the Coyotes while outscoring them 38-20 since relocating from Atlanta in 2011. 

Goalie Darcy Kuemper is expected to start for the Coyotes, who have points in their past two games (1-0-1) after losing two straight to start the season.


Players to watch

Jets forward Patrik Laine has points in six of seven games and 11 (three goals, eight assists) to start the season.

Coyotes goalie Darcy Kuemper has allowed two goals or less in 10 straight games, one shy of Nikolai Khabibulin's Jets/Coyotes record 


They said it

"Both my parents started crying." -- Jets forward David Gustafsson, when he called his parents in Sweden to tell them he's making his NHL debut

"You've got to manage the puck against these guys. They've got four or five forwards who can put the puck in the net, so you've got to manage the neutral zone and play your game against this team because they've got a lot of firepower." -- Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet


Coyotes projected lineup

Clayton Keller -- Derek Stepan -- Phil Kessel

Barrett Hayton -- Christian Dvorak -- Nick Schmaltz

Michael Grabner -- Brad Richardson -- Vinnie Hinostroza

Conor Garland -- Carl Soderberg -- Christian Fischer

Oliver Ekman-Larsson -- Jason Demers

Alex Goligoski -- Kyle Capobianco

Jakob Chychrun -- Jordan Oesterle

Darcy Kuemper

Antti Raanta

Scratched: Ilya Lyubushkin

Injured: Lawson Crouse (upper body), Niklas Hjalmarsson (cracked fibula)


Jets projected lineup

Patrik Laine -- Mark Scheifele -- Blake Wheeler

Kyle Connor -- Andrew Copp -- Nikolaj Ehlers

Mathieu Perreault -- Adam Lowry -- Jack Roslovic

Gabriel Bourque -- David Gustafsson -- Mason Appleton

Josh Morrissey -- Tucker Poolman

Carl Dahlstrom -- Neal Pionk

Anthony Bitetto -- Dmitry Kulikov

Connor Hellebuyck

Laurent Brossoit

Scratched: Ville Heinola

Injured: Bryan Little (concussion), Nathan Beaulieu (upper body), Mark Letestu (undisclosed)

Suspended: Dustin Byfuglien  


Status report

Capobianco was recalled from Tucson of The American Hockey League on Monday with Hjalmarsson out indefinitely. … Letestu is day to day.


Stat pack

Dvorak leads the NHL with a 71.4 face-off percentage. … Jets coach Paul Maurice needs one win for 700 in the NHL. He's third behind Joel Quenneville (891) and Barry Trotz (812) among active NHL coaches and seventh all-time.

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