NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Saturday, November 26th
(All times eastern)
Vancouver Canucks (15-6-2) at Phoenix Coyotes (12-11-2), 10 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Vancouver Canucks shoot for their fourth consecutive
win tonight when they visit the Phoenix Coyotes at Glendale Arena.
On Thursday, Markus Naslund and Anson Carter scored 55 seconds apart in the
third period, guiding the Canucks to a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks at
Todd Bertuzzi picked up two assists for the Canucks, who have won five of
their last six after a three-game slide. Goaltender Alex Auld made 20 saves in
Bertuzzi has totaled six goals and five assists in his last eight games.
Meanwhile, Markus Naslund has an eight-game point streak intact. He has six
goals and six assists during the stretch.
The Canucks will visit Colorado on Sunday to play the first of two straight
against the Avalanche.
Phoenix was in action Friday in Dallas and posted a victory over the Stars.
Shane Doan had a goal and two assists and Curtis Joseph made 32 saves to lead
the Coyotes to a 4-1 win at American Airlines Center.
Paul Mara notched a goal and an assist and Ladislav Nagy recorded two assists
for the Coyotes, who won for the third time in their last four games. Mike
Comrie and Jamie Lundmark added a goal each for Phoenix.
After tonight's game, the Coyotes are off until Wednesday when they visit the
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.
These teams have met in Vancouver twice already this season and the Canucks
beat the Coyotes, 3-2, in both tests. The Canucks are unbeaten in their last
11 meetings (9 wins, 2 ties) with Phoenix.
The Coyotes haven't won in their last four home games (3 losses, 1 tie)
11/26 10:22:13 ET