A preview of the Coyotes.
When and where: 7 p.m. EDT. Consol Energy Center.
TV: Root Sports, Fox Sports Arizona.
Record: 34-26-12, 80 points. The Coyotes are in fourth place in the Pacific Division.
Leading Scorer: Keith Yandle (right), 51 points (8 goals, 43 assists).
Last Game: 4-3 road overtime loss to the Rangers, last night. Kyle Chipchura had a goal and an assist for the Coyotes.
Last Game against the Penguins: 3-1 home win, Feb. 1. Mike Ribeiro had a goal and an assist for the Coyotes.
Coyotes Player We Would Bet Money On Scoring: Ribeiro. He has 27 points in 22 career games against the Penguins.
Ex-Penguins on the Coyotes: Paul Bissonnette, LW; Zbynek Michalek, D; Dave Tippett, head coach.
Ex-Coyotes/Jets on the Penguins: Dan Bylsma, head coach (Bylsma was a Jets draft pick but never played for the organization); Chris Conner, RW; Taylor Pyatt, LW; Todd Reirden, assistant coach; Lee Stempniak, RW.
Useless Coyotes Trivia Vaguely Related to the Penguins: Coyotes coach Dave Tippett (1984) is one of three one-time Penguins players who have served as captain of Canada's Olympic team. The others are centers Sidney Crosby (2014) and Mario Lemieux (2002).
Best Coyotes/Jets Video We Could Find: Two one-time popular Penguins - right winger Rick Tocchet, then of the Coyotes, fighting Gary Roberts, then of the Hurricanes - in 1999-2000:
Probable goaltenders: Marc-Andre Fleury (34-16-4, 2.36 GAA, .916 SV%) for the Penguins and Thomas Greiss (7-5-2, 2.38 GAA, .924 SV%) for the Coyotes.
Injuries: For the Penguins, centers Joe Vitale ("upper body") and Evgeni Malkin (foot) are out. Right wingers Beau Bennett (hand/wrist), Chris Conner (foot), Pascal Dupuis (knee), defensemen Kris Letang (stroke), Paul Martin (hand) and goaltender Tomas Vokoun (blood clots) are on injured reserve. For the Coyotes, left winger Lauri Korpikoski ("upper body"), defenseman David Schlemko ("lower body") and goaltender Mike Smith ("lower body") are day to day.
Potential lines and defensive pairings: The Penguins lines and defensive pairings at today's morning skate were:
14 Chris Kunitz - 87 Sidney Crosby - 22 Lee Stempniak
36 Jussi Jokinen - 16 Brandon Sutter - 18 James Neal
49 Brian Gibbons - 57 Marcel Goc - 17 Taylor Pyatt
15 Tanner Glass - 27 Craig Adams - 59 Jayson Megna
3 Olli Maatta - 2 Matt Niskanen
47 Simon Despres - 4 Rob Scuderi
44 Brook Orpik - 41 Robert Bortuzzo
-The Coyotes did not hold a morning skate. Their primary lines and defensive pairings against the Rangers last night were:
36 Rob Klinkhammer - 50 Antoine Vermette - 89 Mikkel Boedkker
10 Martin Erat - 11 Martin Hanzal - 17 Radim Vrbata
38 Brandon McMillan - 63 Mike Ribeiro - 19 Shane Doane
24 Kyle Chipchura - 14 Jeff Halpern - 18 David Moss
23 Oliver Ekman-Larsson - 4 Zbynek Michalek
3 Keith Yandle - 53 Derek Morris
20 Chris Summer - 26 Michael Sone
-The last time the Penguins played the Coyotes, this happened:
-The Penguins' magic number to clinch a playoff berth is two points. They can clinch if they get a win of any time or an overtime/shootout loss AND a loss of any type by the Capitals or a regulation loss by the Blue Jackets.
-Malkin will be sidelined two to three weeks due to a foot injury.
-Adams has 99 career assists.
-With Smith injured, the Coyotes recalled goaltender Mark Visentin from Portland of the AHL.
-Bissonnette has appeared in 199 career games.
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(Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images)