Canucks will try to avoid season-ending collapse against Coyotes
It’s not just the injuries.
The loss of two of the team’s top goal scorers is also hurting.
“We’re just playing with more energy and urgency,” forward Jordan Schroeder said.
“If we can’t put together a solid game, it could end up hurting us.”
The Canucks are 3-5-0 on the road, and three of their losses have come by a combined three goals.
The Coyotes are coming off a 3-2 overtime loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday.
They are trying to avoid a season-opening 0-3-2 skid.
“I don’t know if it’s a psychological thing,” defenseman Niklas Jensen said.
“[The loss of guys like] Mikael Backlund and Trevor Daley is tough on us.
The Coyotes have lost three straight at home, dating back to Nov. 30. “
It’s something that you’ve got to live with.”
The Coyotes have lost three straight at home, dating back to Nov. 30.
They also dropped four straight against the San Jose Sharks on Dec. 7 and the Florida Panthers on Jan. 15.
They’ve won three of four against the Los Angeles Kings.
The Canucks have won six of seven at home.
The teams last meeting was Nov. 25 at Rogers Arena.
The Kings (13-7-2) have dropped three of three against Vancouver.
The last time the teams met in Vancouver, the Kings lost 3-1.
Forward Zach Parise scored two goals and had two assists in a 5-2 win for the Kings in Game 6.
Los Angeles is also 0-7 in their last nine home games.
“The last game was pretty special,” forward Dylan Strome said.