Arizona meets San Jose and wants to end 3-game skid

Arizona Coyotes (22-26-6, fifth in the West Division) versus San Jose Sharks (21-26-6, seventh in the West Division)

San Jose, California; Friday, 10:30 p.m. EDT

Line: sharks -104, coyotes -117

BOTTOM LINE: Arizona takes three players in a row against San Jose as the loser.

The Haie are 21-26-6 against the rest of their division. San Jose averaged 9.4 penalty minutes per game, the sixth most in the NHL. Kurtis Gabriel leads the team and serves a total of 55 minutes.

The Coyotes are 22-26-6 against opponents in the West Division. Arizona has given up 32 power play goals and killed 80.2% of their opponents’ chances.

At their last meeting on April 28th, San Jose won 4-2.

TOP PERFORMANCE: Evander Kane has 48 total points for the Haie, 22 goals and 26 assists. Tomas Hertl has scored six goals in the last 10 games for San Jose.

Phil Kessel leads the Coyotes with 18 goals and has 38 points. Jakob Chychrun has scored five goals and four assists in the last 10 games for Arizona.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Haie: 3-5-2, average 2.9 goals, 4.2 assists, 3.8 penalties and 7.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game with a saving of 0.894 percent.

Coyotes: 3-6-1, an average of 2.5 goals, 4.4 assists, 2.9 penalties and 5.8 penalty minutes, while 2.6 goals per game are possible with a saving of 0.901 percent.

INJURIES: Sharks: Radim Simek: Day in and Day (upper body), Matt Nieto: Out (lower body).

Coyotes: Nick Schmaltz: Day after day (upper body).

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

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