Capitals visit the Coyotes after Ovechkin’s 2-goal game
Washington Capitals (43-23-11, fourth in the Metropolitan) vs. Arizona Coyotes (22-49-6, eighth in the Central)
Glendale, Arizona; Friday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Arizona Coyotes host Washington after Alex Ovechkin scored two goals in the Capitals’ 4-3 overtime loss to the Golden Knights.
The Coyotes are 10-26-2 at home. Arizona averages 10.3 penalty minutes per game, the third-most in the Western Conference. Liam O’Brien leads the team serving 106 total minutes.
The Capitals have gone 24-8-6 away from home. Washington ranks third in the Eastern Conference averaging 3.4 goals per game, led by Ovechkin with 50.
Washington knocked off Arizona 2-0 in the last meeting between these teams on Oct. 29.
TOP PERFORMERS: Clayton Keller has 63 total points for the Coyotes, 28 goals and 35 assists. Phil Kessel has six assists over the last 10 games for Arizona.
Ovechkin leads the Capitals with 50 goals and has 90 points. Evgeny Kuznetsov has 10 assists over the last 10 games for Washington.
LAST 10 GAMES: Coyotes: 1-8-1, averaging 1.6 goals, three assists, 3.8 penalties and 10.1 penalty minutes while giving up 5.4 goals per game with an .852 save percentage.
Capitals: 6-3-1, averaging 4.2 goals, 6.8 assists, 4.2 penalties and 10.1 penalty minutes while allowing 3.7 goals per game with an .867 save percentage.
INJURIES: Coyotes: Christian Fischer: out (lower-body), Dysin Mayo: out (upper body), Jakob Chychrun: out (ankle), Lawson Crouse: out (hand), Clayton Keller: out for season (lower-body).
Capitals: Dmitry Orlov: day to day (lower body).