By Dave Vest
The Coyotes will put their season-high six-game winning streak on the line tonight when they host the Edmonton Oilers at Jobing.com Arena. The puck drops at 7 p.m. (Arizona time).
Phoenix (10-5-5) will enter the matchup with 25 points, one behind Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles, which is idle tonight.
"I think we've done a nice job of scoring timely goals (during the win streak) and we've had some really big saves at key times," Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris
said. "We're just starting to find ways to win games."
Coyotes goalie Ilya Bryzgalov
will make his sixth straight start and 18th of the season.
The Coyotes recalled defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson
from the American Hockey League on Tuesday and he will play tonight. Defenseman Adrian Aucoin
is nursing a minor injury, but he did skate with teammates on Tuesday morning. Defenseman Ed Jovanovski
did not participate in the morning skate because of illness.
to watch Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett answer questions after Tuesday's morning skate.
Center Kyle Turris
definitely will not play tonight. The Coyotes placed Turris on the injured reserve list on Tuesday retroactive to Nov. 19 when he suffered an upper-body injury vs. Edmonton.
The Oilers (5-10-4) will enter tonight's game fresh off a road victory on Sunday night at Anaheim.
These teams played each other just four days ago. The Coyotes, of course, rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win 4-3 in a shootout.
The Oilers have not forgotten that outcome.
“Obviously it’s a chance to get a little bit of redemption, giving up three unanswered and losing in the shootout," Oilers forward Jordan Eberle told the Oilers Web site. "We’re coming off a pretty good game and we need to continue that.”
Devan Dubnyk will make his third consecutive start in goal in place of Nikolai Khabibulin, who is nursing a groin injury.
to listen to Oilers Head Coach Tom Renney answer questions after Tuesday's morning skate.