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GLENDALE Nikolaj Ehlers Jersey , Ariz. — Nobody can seem to stop the Colorado Avalanche’s power play these days.Nobody can seem to score when the Arizona Coyotes‘ penalty-killing unit is on the ice these days – except the Coyotes themselves.The Avalanche and Coyotes are trending in opposite directions, with Colorado gaining a point in each of its last five games (4-0-1) and Arizona losing two straight, three of four and six of eight. Two of the Coyotes’ losses were in overtime.Article continues below ...But it’s likely special teams will decide the outcome when the two Western Conference teams meet Friday at Gila River Arena, where the Coyotes have lost their last two games and three of four.The Avalanche (11-6-4) scored three power plays during a 7-3 road win over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday and now lead the NHL by converting 32.9 percent (23-of-70) of their power play opportunities. Colorado was 3-for-4 with the man advantage and is 8-for-11 in its past four games and 9-for-13 in its past five games.Colorado is 12-for-24 (50 percent) on the power play this month.“When our power play is clicking like that, it feels good and, obviously, it can win you games,” Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog said. “Special teams, we know how important they can be, and we’re going to need that moving forward.”But no team is harder to score against even with an extra skater on the ice than the Coyotes.Arizona (9-9-2) has allowed an NHL-low five power-play goals in 20 games while scoring a league-leading 10 shorthanded goals. The Coyotes are the first team in NHL history to be plus-5 on the penalty kill at any point in a season. Overall, Arizona has killed off 57 of 62 opposition power plays (91.9 percent).But those successful penalty kills aren’t translating into wins for the Coyotes, who are 2-4-2 since winning five in a row, including 1-2-1 on home ice. Part of the reason is a power play that’s as inefficient as the Coyotes’ penalty-killing unit is efficient http://www.jetsshoppro.com/authentic-patrik-laine-jersey , ranking in a tie for 28th on the power play (10-for-64, 15.6 percent).Arizona couldn’t score on a power play that ended the third period carried over into the first five seconds of overtime Wednesday, and the Coyotes ended up losing to the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 on Max Pacioretty’s second goal of the game, at 3:36 of overtime. Vegas controlled the puck nearly the entire extra period.“In overtime, we never had the puck,” Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said.Derek Stepan scored twice, including a power-play goal in the third period that made it 2-2, but Arizona can’t seem to gain any consistency with that power-play unit.“Honestly, the biggest thing was we scored, it doesn’t matter how it gets done, we scored a big goal to give our team a chance to win the game,” Stepan said. “The power play, we’ve had a lot of discussions about it lately and we go forward with that.”Tocchet apparently was concerned enough that he held practice on Thanksgiving in advance of the second of three Coyotes home games in five days.Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta (lower-body injury) could return after missing the last eight games. Darcy Kuemper is 2-4-2 while starting every game since Raanta was hurt.Regardless of who is in goal Brian Gibbons Jersey Womens , the Coyotes will be challenged to contain Colorado’s efficient offense, which has scored six or more goals five times this season. Forwards Mikko Rantanen (34 points, eight goals) and Nathan MacKinnon (31 points, 14 goals) are the top two scorers in the league.Coyotes forward Clayton Keller hasn’t scored a goal in 10 games since Oct. 27 after scoring five goals in five games. CALGARY, Alberta — The Nashville Predators are struggling on the road and they will try to get their act together Saturday to fix the problem.The Predators have lost four straight away from home entering Saturday’s game against the surging Calgary Flames.Nashville gave up four straight goals and couldn’t complete a comeback Thursday in a 5-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks. Article continues below ...“It’s tough, but we’ll bounce back,” Nashville’s Colton Sissons told reporters in Vancouver. “We’ll be just fine.”Calgary may be without captain Mark Giordano, who faced a disciplinary hearing Friday for a knee-on-knee hit with Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu on Thursday. The hit drew a minor penalty for tripping.The Predators are 6-4 in their past 10 games and had been caught by the Flames and Colorado Avalanche for first place in the Western Conference through 29 games.The Predators are hurting. Four of their mainstays are out with injuries and coach Peter Laviolette told the Tennessean on Thursday that they all will remain out for at least one more game.“There’s nobody coming back tomorrow,” Laviolette said Thursday. “I don’t have the answer to that. You’re not going to see anybody in Calgary. Those guys are on the mend right now.”Filip Forsberg, Viktor Arvidsson, P.K. Subban and Kyle Turris are all on injured reserve.Subban has missed the past 11 games with an undisclosed injury. Forsberg, the team’s leading scorer, was placed on injured reserve Dec. 1 Jaroslav Halak Jersey Womens , also with an undisclosed injury. Arvidsson is out until January with a broken thumb and Turris went on IR on Nov. 25 with an undisclosed injury.Calgary is waiting for Nashville after a 2-0 win over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday that leaves the Flames 8-1-1 in their past 10 games. Thursday’s game likely was costly for the Flames after second-line center Mikael Backlund was injured in the final minute with a possible concussion. He was leveled by Wild defensemen Matt Dumb with a stiff open ice shoulder check that didn’t sit well with the Flames. Ryan Lomberg skated the length of ice and jumped Dumba. A recent call-up from the American Hockey league, Lomberg was handed a one-game suspension Friday for instigating a fight in the last five minutes of a game.Coach Bill Peters drew a $10,000 fine for sending Lomberg on the ice for the purpose of instigating a fight.Elias Lindholm scored his 14th and 15th goals for the Flames. Mike Smith stopped 31 saves for this second shutout of the season and appears to have gotten back on track after a horrible start to his season that prompted calls for him to be dropped to No. 2 behind David Rittich.“I think the guys have bailed me out a lot this year, so I think it’s nice to make some saves and contribute on the team’s success,” the 36-year-old Smith told reporters.Lindholm was Calgary’s key acquisition in the summer, coming over from Peters’ former team, the Carolina Hurricanes, in the Dougie Hamilton trade. He’s second behind Sean Monhanan’s 17 goals on the team.“Lindholm does a good job; he gets it on and off his stick quick. He’s been shooting the puck really well and played great on the penalty kill,” Peters said.
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