Maple Leafs bring win streak into game against the Coyotes

Toronto Maple Leafs (21-7-6, second in the Atlantic Division) vs. Arizona Coyotes (11-16-5, seventh in the Central Division)

Tempe, Arizona; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Maple Leafs are looking to keep their three-game win streak going when they visit the Arizona Coyotes.

Arizona has an 11-16-5 record overall and a 6-3-2 record on its home ice. The Coyotes are 10-3-2 in games they score three or more goals.

Toronto is 9-5-3 in road games and 21-7-6 overall. The Maple Leafs are 8-2-3 in games they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponents.

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Thursday’s game is the fourth meeting between these teams this season. The Coyotes won 4-2 in the last matchup.

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TOP PERFORMERS: Clayton Keller has 12 goals and 19 assists for the Coyotes. Lawson Crouse has four goals and four assists over the last 10 games.

Mitchell Marner has scored 13 goals with 27 assists for the Maple Leafs. Auston Matthews has five goals and eight assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Coyotes: 5-4-1, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.1 assists, 4.2 penalties and 9.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game.

Maple Leafs: 7-2-1, averaging four goals, 6.7 assists, 3.9 penalties and 8.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game.

INJURIES: Coyotes: Liam O’Brien: out (upper body), Andrew Ladd: out (undisclosed), Matias Maccelli: out (lower body).

Maple Leafs: Victor Mete: out (lower body), Rasmus Sandin: out (neck), Nicholas Robertson: out (shoulder), Kyle Clifford: out (shoulder), Carl Dahlstrom: out (shoulder), Morgan Rielly: out (knee), Jake Muzzin: out (neck).


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


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