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Evgeny Kuznetsov and T.J. Oshie

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GLENDALE Detroit Red Wings T-Shirts Womens , Ariz. — The Arizona Coyotes aren’t helping themselves much these days, especially in the offensive end. Maybe the Colorado Avalanche can provide their struggling Western Conference rival with some assistance.“I don’t see much drive from some guys going to the net,” coach Rick Tocchet said after the Coyotes were held to 23 shots during a 3-0 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.The Coyotes will be coming off a 1-3 road trip and five losses in their past six games when they open a three-game homestand by playing the New York Islanders at Gila River Arena on Tuesday night. Article continues below ...The Islanders will be playing the second half of a back-to-back after defeating the Avalanche 4-1 in Denver on Tuesday night – only the fourth time this season Colorado has been held to one goal or fewer.On Thursday, the Coyotes will be at home against the Montreal Canadiens – who, yes indeed, will be coming off a game against the Avalanche on Wednesday.In each game, the Coyotes will meet what is likely to be a tired opponent playing the second end of a back-to-back against what Islanders coach Barry Trotz calls a “high-end talent” team in the Avalanche. Arizona will have a day off between games.Then, on Saturday, the Avalanche themselves will be the opponent for the final game of the Coyotes’ homestand. So if the Coyotes (14-16-2) are to make a move in the Pacific Division standings this week -they’re currently 11 points out of third place and a playoff spot – it might take a bit of assistance from the Avalanche. The Coyotes finish out the week by playing at the San Jose Sharks on Sunday.“We’ve got to focus on the next two points Detroit Red Wings Hoodies Womens ,” center Derek Stepan told the Arizona Republic. “And once we take care of business there, we can focus on Thursday’s two points and then Saturday’s two points and so on. They’re a crucial eight points and we’ve talked about getting as many as we can before (the Christmas break). You never know; you can crawl back into this thing if you get six out of eight (points) or seven out of eight.”The Islanders (16-12-4) were floundering a bit, too, losing four of six before Thomas Greiss made 30 saves against Colorado and Johnny Boychuk scored his first goal of the season. The Islanders, beginning a four-game road trip, scored twice on the power play and also killed off a four-minute Colorado power play.“We knew we were playing a talented team and we had to play a certain way – and we did,” Trotz said. “Special teams were good … and we got a save when we needed it. And with seconds to go, we’re still trying to block shots. … Guys are buying in.”Tocchet, however Detroit Red Wings Hats Womens , was unhappy with his team’s offensive execution – or lack thereof – at Carolina, so he moved rookie forward Conor Garland up to the No. 1 line with Clayton Keller and Nick Schmaltz in practice Monday. Tocchet has tried multiple players on that line since moving Alex Galchenyuk to the second line, including Nick Cousins. Garland has played in only five NHL games, and doesn’t yet have a point after having eight goals and 19 points and being a plus-11 in 18 games at Tucson (AHL).“One thing I like about him is he’s a really good second man on the puck,” Tocchet told the team’s website. “He’s really done a nice job of getting in some battles and winning some battles and generating (chances). Those are the things that he has to continue to do. I’ve been really happy with him. He’s starting to get some comfortability in his game.”Cousins, coincidentally, has four goals and eight points in eight games against the Islanders, and Galchenyuk has six goals and 16 points in 16 games against them.The Islanders are expected to start Robin Lehner (4-6-3, 2.66 goals-against average) in goal against Coyotes rookie Adin Hill (5-3 Custom Detroit Red Wings Jerseys , 1.97 goals-against average). Lehner has lost his last four decisions.The Coyotes have won their last three at home against the Islanders. The Washington Capitals were going to face a challenge playing at altitude Friday night, but the task is even tougher if they are missing some key players.Forward T.J. Oshie could be out for the game at the Colorado Avalanche after taking a hard hit by Winnipeg defenseman John Morrissey on Wednesday night. Oshie, who has suffered four concussions in his career, was thrown backwards onto the ice in the final minute.Capitals coach Todd Reirden didn’t have an update on Oshie but felt the NHL should examine the play.Article continues below ...“It’s something I think the league is going to look at,” Reirden told The Washington Post. “It’s similar to a situation that happened in Vancouver earlier in the year — a vulnerable player that’s thrown to the ice… We’ll see and check in on T.J. I have not talked to our trainer since the end of the game, so I’m not sure exactly where things stand with him.”The NHL did punish Morrissey with a $8,467.74 fine for unsportsmanlike conduct on Oshie.Washington (8-7-3) has lost three of its last four, including two at home before leaving for a four-game road trip. In addition to losing Oshie, leading scorer www.islandersfanproshop.com , center Evgeny Kuznetsov, left Wednesday’s game with a possible concussion in the first period.The Capitals didn’t practice Thursday so there was no update on their injuries.Washington is going to need everyone to go against the Avalanche’s top line. Mikko Rantanen (a goal and two assists), Nathan MacKinnon (a goal and an assist) and Gabe Landeskog (one goal) combined for six points in a 6-3 comeback win over Boston on Wednesday night. The trio is the highest scoring line in the NHL while Rantanen leads the NHL in points.They’ve been a big reason Colorado (9-6-3) is scoring at a high rate this season.“Saying the same thing after every game it feels like, but it’s a pretty good line to play with,” Rantanen said after the win over the Bruins.Wednesday’s win was Colorado’s second in a row after a five-game losing streak. That streak started when Calgary rallied from three goals down in the third period to win in regulation.The Avalanche had a third-period rally to beat Boston and a win over the Capitals would give them a boost going into a three-game road trip next week. While the top line has been consistently producing this season, Colorado is starting to get more secondary scoring. Alexander Kerfoot, Tyson Jost and Matt Calvert also had goals Wednesday.It was Jost’s second in three games since returning from a head injury.The Capitals are going to see a familiar face Friday night. Goaltender Philipp Grubauer, who signed with Colorado after helping Washington win the Stanley Cup last season, is slotted to start in net.The Avalanche’s defensive unit has also been a positive. The addition of Ian Cole this summer has given Colorado some depth and championship experience on the blueline. Cole won two Stanley Cups with Pittsburgh.“If you look at the way he plays and the way he carries himself New York Islanders T-Shirts Womens , every practice and every game there’s an intensity and there’s a sturdiness to his game,” Avalanche coach Jared Bednar told reporters Wednesday. “There’s an attention to detail, too, that I think a lot of our guys can look at and try to emulate.”

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