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San Jose Sharks vs. Arizona Coyotes Preview and Predictions 01-14-2020


Battling for the top spot in the Pacific Division, the Arizona Coyotes have sandwiched a pair of three-game slides around a four-game winning streak. The Coyotes are seeking to avoid a season-worst fourth consecutive defeat when they square off with the visiting San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night in their third meeting since Nov. 30.

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Arizona is without its top two netminders due to injury but snagged a point in a 4-3 shootout loss to Pittsburgh as Adin Hill turned aside 31 shots. "He's been battling since he's been here," forward Derek Stepan said of Hill. "The kid just wants to continue to grow as a goaltender, and he's been doing that." San Jose staggered through a stretch last month in which it lost 10 of 11 but is 5-2-1 in the last eight following back-to-back victories over Columbus and Dallas. The Sharks posted a 4-2 victory at Arizona on Nov. 30 but dropped a 3-2 decision to the Coyotes at home on Dec. 17.

TIME: 9 p.m. ET. TV: NBCS California, FS Arizona-Plus

ABOUT THE SHARKS (21-22-4): Defenseman Brent Burns had to exit Saturday's game due to an upper-body injury but returned in the third period and wound up with a goal and an assist in San Jose's 2-1 win. Burns, who has scored in back-to-back games, did not practice Monday but is listed as probable to extend his consecutive-games streak that now stands at 518. "He was a little sore yesterday and today," coach Bob Boughner said. "Just double-checking just to be careful with the doctors, but hopefully he's going to play tomorrow."

ABOUT THE COYOTES (25-18-5): Starting netminder Darcy Kuemper is expected to be out until the All-Star break and Antti Raanta is not expected to be available Tuesday, but Arizona received a boost on the blue line Sunday. Defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson returned to the lineup following a 43-game absence and made an immediate impact with an assist and two blocked shots. "He's worked extremely hard to get back to this position," coach Rick Tocchet said. "It killed Nik to be out for that long, it's an inspiring thing for us."

OVERTIME

1. Sharks D Erik Karlsson has a goal and five assists during a five-game point streak.

2. The Coyotes are 0-for-9 on the power play during their three-game slide.

3. Sharks C Barclay Goodrow (illness) missed Monday's practice but will travel to Arizona.

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Last Injuries

Arizona Coyotes

  • Nick Schmaltz

    Neck
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Schmaltz is bothered by a stiffness in his neck, and it is unknown if he will be available for Game 3 of the Western Conference first round against the Avalanche.

  • Antti Raanta

    Head
    Ques Fri | questionable

    Raanta is dealing with a head injury, and it is undetermined if it will impede his status for Game 2 of the Western Conference first round versus the Avalanche.

arizona-coyotes Stats 2019-2020

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Player GP GS FL FW H L W OL PM
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Shutouts
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san-jose-sharks Stats 2019-2020

Offensive
Player GP G GWG GO GP1 GP2 Gp3 GPP GSH PPP PSH SHI SHOT
Player GP G GWG GO GP1 GP2 Gp3 GPP GSH PPP PSH SHI SHOT
Statistics
Player GP GS FL FW H L W OL PM
Player GP GS FL FW H L W OL PM
Assits
Player GP GS A APP ASH
Player GP GS A APP ASH
Defense
Player GP GS GA GAA GP1A GP2A GP3A GOA SA SOA SP1A SP2A SP3A BS
Player GP GS GA GAA GP1A GP2A GP3A GOA SA SOA SP1A SP2A SP3A BS
Shutouts
Player GP GS SHU SHUA SHUS SHUL
Player GP GS SHU SHUA SHUS SHUL
Time on ice
Player GP GS TOIESS TOIPPS TOIS TOISHS
Player GP GS TOIESS TOIPPS TOIS TOISHS