The Arizona Coyotes look to conclude their five-game road trip with a third straight victory when they visit the Boston Bruins on Tuesday. Arizona began its trek with setbacks against New Jersey and the New York Rangers that extended its overall losing streak to four games (0-3-1) after opening the season with three consecutive victories.The Coyotes turned things around north of the border, however, posting triumphs in Ottawa on Saturday and Toronto two nights later. Boston will be attempting to extend its points streak to five games and complete a sweep of the two-game season series against Arizona.
The Arizona Coyotes look for their third straight victory as they end a five-game road trip. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.9 goals per game and scoring on 8.8 percent of their power plays. Anthony Duclair leads Arizona with five goals, Max Domi has six assists and Tobias Rieder has 27 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 2.4 goals per game and killing 83.9 percent of their power play chances. Mike Smith has allowed 19 goals on 245 shots faced and Anders Lindback has given up two goals on 43 shots. Smith has allowed three or more goals in five straight games.
The Boston Bruins look for a nice home victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.9 goals per game and scoring on 33.3 percent of their power plays. David Krejci leads Boston with five goals, Loui Eriksson has five assists and Patrice Bergeron has 22 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 4.1 goals per game and killing 68.2 percent of their power play chances. Jonas Gustavsson has allowed five goals on 48 shots faced and Tuukka Rask has given up 22 goals on 151 shots. Rask has allowed 14 goals in his last three games. Matt Beleskey is questionable with an upper-body injury.
The Coyotes are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 22-45 in their last 67 road games. The Bruins are 4-9 in their last 13 vs. Western Conference and 0-6 in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Coyotes are 3-7-1 in the last 11 meetings in Boston and 0-7 in the last 7 meetings overall.