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Preview: Bruins (1-3-0) vs. Coyotes (3-1-0)

The B's wrap up their brief road trip with a stop in the desert.

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How to watch:

TV: NESN, FSN-Arizona

Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub, ESPN Phoenix 620 AM

Time: 10 PM EST

Just the facts:

Rival SBN Site: Five for Howling

Leading scorer: Martin Hanzal - 0 G, 7 A, 7 PTS

Most recent result: L, 4-3 vs. Minnesota on Thursday

Who the Bruins will face:


Domi - Vermette - Boedker

Rieder - Hanzal - Duclair

Doan - Chipchura - Richardson

Martinook - Gordon - Downie


Ekman-Larsson - Stone

Michalek - Dahlbeck

Grossmann - Murphy



Game notes:

The Coyotes, pegged by most to be a lottery team, got off to a hot start, going 3-0-0 prior to Thursday's loss to the Wild. The 'Yotes are being led by what could pass for the name of a German pop group: Hanzal and The Youngsters. Hanzal (so hot right now) leads the team with 7 points (all assists), followed by Anthony Duclair (22 years old, 4G, 2A), Max Domi (20 years old, 3G, 3A) and Tobias Rieder (22 years old, 2G 2A).

Duclair recorded a hat trick last week against the Ducks in what was just his 21st NHL game. The Keith Yandle trade looks to be paying off for the Coyotes, who got Duclair, a first and a second in exchange.

The Coyotes are led by Oliver Ekman-Larsson on the back end. Mike Smith is normally their starter, but he got pulled in Thursday night's loss. If he's shown the bench, it'll be Anders Lindback between the pipes.

Never forget:

It's not easy to find Bruins-Coyotes highlights, as there haven't really been any memorable clashes. The teams faced off in two games in Prague a few years back, when Nathan Horton scored twice in his first game as a Bruin.