Coyotes face the Rangers on 5-game slide

December 15, 2021 GMT

New York Rangers (18-7-3, third in the Metropolitan) vs. Arizona Coyotes (5-20-2, seventh in the Central)

Glendale, Arizona; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Coyotes +177, Rangers -217; over/under is 5.5

BOTTOM LINE: Arizona heads into the matchup with New York after losing five straight games.

The Coyotes have gone 2-9-1 in home games. Arizona averages 4.6 penalties per game, the most in the league. Liam O’Brien leads the team with 12 total penalties.

The Rangers are 10-4-2 on the road. New York has scored 80 goals and is eighth in the Eastern Conference averaging 2.9 goals per game. Chris Kreider leads the team with 17.

The matchup Wednesday is the first meeting this season between the two teams.

TOP PERFORMERS: Clayton Keller leads the Coyotes with 17 points, scoring six goals and collecting 11 assists. Travis Boyd has four goals over the last 10 games for Arizona.

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Kreider leads the Rangers with 17 goals and has 21 points. Artemi Panarin has 14 points over the last 10 games for New York.

LAST 10 GAMES: Coyotes: 3-7-0, averaging 1.8 goals, 3.4 assists, 3.8 penalties and 8.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with a .904 save percentage.

Rangers: 7-3-0, averaging three goals, 5.7 assists, 4.7 penalties and 13.6 penalty minutes while allowing 2.1 goals per game with a .931 save percentage.

INJURIES: Coyotes: Ryan Dzingel: day to day (upper body), Jakob Chychrun: day to day (upper body).

Rangers: Nils Lundkvist: day to day (illness).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.