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Tale of the tape: Phoenix Coyotes vs Colorado Avalanche

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The Phoenix Coyotes are playing poorly, 3-4-3 in their last ten-games, and they are 1-1-1 on their recent road trip. The Coyotes end their funky adventure on Tuesday when they head to Colorado to take on the Avalanche.

To make matters worse Phoenix is short handed. Coyotes forward Shane Doan, defenseman Derek Morris and Lauri Korpikoski will all miss Tuesday’s game, per a team report. Doan, who leads the team in goals scored, also sat out last Saturday’s game at Vancouver due to an illness.

The Avalanche on the other hand are playing well and have won out of their last ten-games. In their first meeting this season the Coyotes fell to the visiting 4-3 in overtime. As of today Colorado is seventh in Western Conference standings and Phoenix is ninth, three points behind the Avalanche.

Tale of the tape: Phoenix Coyotes vs. Colorado Avalanche

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
7 p.m. (MST)
Pepsi Center
Denver, Colorado

Phoenix Coyotes: 16-8-5, 5th Pacific Division and 9th Western Conference

Team Leaders:

Wins: Mike Smith (13)

GAA: Smith (3.01)

Save %: Smith (.911)

Shutouts: N/A

Points: Radim Vrbata (24)

Goals: Shane Doan (12)

Assists: Keith Yandle (16)

+/- Rob Klinkhammer (13)

Team Rankings:

Goals For Average: 3.03 GFA, 4th in the NHL

Goals Against Average: 3.06 GAA, 25th in the NHL

Power Play: 21.4%, 8th in the NHL

Penalty Kill: 76.1%, 28th in the NHL

Colorado Avalanche: 20-8-0, 4th Central Division and 7th Western Conference

Team Leaders:

Wins: Semyon Varlamov (13)

GAA: Giguere (1.84)

Save %: Giguere (.940)

Shutouts: Giguere (2)

Points: Gabriel Landeskog (22)

Goals: Matt Duchene (12)

Assists: Landeskog (13)

+/- Jan Hejda and Erik Johnson (17)

Team Rankings:

Goals For Average: 2.87 GFA, 7th in the NHL

Goals Against Average: 2.30 GAA, 8th in the NHL

Power Play: 15.7%, 22nd in the NHL

Penalty Kill: 81.6%, 18th in the NHL

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