CANUCKS (30-40-9) AT COYOTES (28-41-10)
10 p.m. ET; FS-A PLUS, SNP, NHL.TV
Canucks team scope
The Vancouver Canucks will try to avoid their sixth straight loss and 13th in 15 games (2-10-2). Vancouver has been outscored 14-4 during the losing streak. The Canucks will use the same line combinations and defense pairs as they did in Tuesday's 3-1 loss at the San Jose Sharks. "Sometimes you just get used to (losing) and once it's happened the next time gets easier," coach Willie Desjardins said Thursday. "At the start of the year we would have accepted that [effort]. We came in, gave up two early and lost 3-1. That's something that wouldn't sit well. It's tough, but I always say, 'If you accepting being average, you'll be average.' And we can't accept that." Vancouver has won five of its past six games against the Arizona Coyotes and is 8-2-0 in its past 10 against them. Ryan Miller, who is 11-2-0 with a 1.45 goals-against average and a .952 save percentage in his career against Arizona, will start. Miller has lost five straight games and 14 of his past 16 starts.
Coyotes team scope
Coyotes leading scorer Radim Vrbata and captain Shane Doan will return to the lineup. Vrbata missed the a 2 overtime loss at the Dallas Stars on Tuesday with a lower-body injury. "It feels good to go, so you should see me tonight," he said. "It's something I've been playing with for the last few weeks and it just tightened up more than usual. With the extra bodies we have, there was no need to risk anything and be ready for the last two." Doan didn't play Tuesday because of a lower-body injury. He will skate on a line with rookies Brendan Perlini and Christian Dvorak. Louis Domingue, who is 5-1-0 in his past six starts with a .945 save percentage, will start. Dominque made a career-high 45 saves in his last game, a 6-3 win against the Washington Capitals on March 31. "Louis has earned the right, he's played very well lately," coach Dave Tippett said. "He will play tonight and ( Mike Smith) will get the last one [Saturday against the Stars]."
Canucks projected lineup
Daniel Sedin -- Henrik Sedin -- Nikolay Goldobin
Sven Baertschi -- Bo Horvat -- Brock Boeser
Reid Boucher -- Brandon Sutter -- Michael Chaput
Griffen Molino -- Drew Shore -- Jayson Megna
Alexander Edler -- Troy Stecher
Luca Sbisa -- Christopher Tanev
Ben Hutton -- Nikita Tryamkin
Scratched: Philip Larsen, Alex Biega
Injured: Loui Eriksson (knee), Joseph Cramarossa (lower body), Jack Skille (ankle), Markus Granlund (wrist), Jacob Markstrom (knee), Anton Rodin (knee), Erik Gudbranson (wrist)
Coyotes projected lineup
Brendan Perlini -- Christian Dvorak -- Shane Doan
Jamie McGinn -- Josh Jooris -- Radim Vrbata
Max Domi -- Alexander Burmistrov -- Anthony Duclair
Lawson Crouse -- Jordan Martinook -- Tobias Rieder
Alex Goligoski -- Connor Murphy
Kevin Connauton -- Luke Schenn
Jakob Chychrun -- Anthony DeAngelo
Scratched: Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Peter Holland, Clayton Keller, Zbynek Michalek, Teemu Pulkkinen
Injured: Brad Richardson (leg)
With Ekman-Larsson out for the remainder of the regular season to be with his family in Sweden after the death of his mother, Connauton will play with Schenn and Chychrun will play with DeAngelo.
Dvorak has four points (three goals, one assist) in his past four games. Burmistrov has four points (three goals, one assist) during a three-game point streak. Duclair has goals in each of his past two games after scoring three goals in his first 54 games.