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    Sarah McLellan’s plus-minus against the Kings

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    Coyotes eliminate Kings from playoffs with 2-1 win

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    Sarah McLellan’s plus-minus against the Capitals

  • Coyotes snap losing streak against Capitals

    Coyotes snap losing streak against Capitals

  • Sarah McLellan's plus-minus against the Blues

    Sarah McLellan’s plus-minus against the Blues

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    Coyotes react to 3-1 loss to Blues

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    Sarah McLellan’s plus-minus against the Blues

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    Coyotes cap road trip with 4-1 loss to Blues

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    Forward Clayton Keller set to begin pro career with Coyotes

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    U.S. women’s hockey team boycotting world championship

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    Sarah McLellan’s plus-minus against the Capitals

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    Capitals pull away from Coyotes with 3-goal third

  • Sarah McLellan's plus-minus against the Panthers

    Sarah McLellan’s plus-minus against the Panthers

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    Unusual goal sparks Panthers to win over Coyotes

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    Sarah McLellan’s plus-minus against the Lightning

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    Coyotes rally past the Lightning

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    Sarah McLellan’s plus-minus against the Predators

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    Coyotes open road trip with 3-1 loss to Predators

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    Sarah McLellan’s plus-minus against the Blues

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    Coyotes shut out 3-0 by the Blues

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    Sarah McLellan’s plus-minus against the Red Wings

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    Coyotes clipped by Red Wings 5-4 in a shootout

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    Sarah McLellan’s plus-minus against the Kings

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    Coyotes outlast Kings in 11-round shootout

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    Sarah McLellan’s plus-minus against the Avalanche

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    Coyotes blank Avalanche 1-0

  • Sarah McLellan's plus-minus against the Devils

    Sarah McLellan’s plus-minus against the Devils

Coyotes (29-41-9) vs. Stars (32-36-11)

Puck drop: 5:30 p.m.

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Arizona-Plus/KTAR-AM (620).

Coyotes winger Radim Vrbata won’t play tonight against the Stars.

“Lower-body injury,” coach Dave Tippett said. “Day-to-day.”

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The Coyotes will be without defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson for the rest of the season as he’s returned to Sweden following the death of his mother.

“When she passed away a few weeks ago, it was a struggle for him,” Tippett said. “I give him a ton of credit. He was a true professional trying to get through it. But now this week is the funeral, so he left to go home. But you can tell that was on his mind a lot all year and then finally when it was coming down to the last few days, it was tough for him.”

After playing their final road game of the season against the Stars, the Coyotes will return home for two more games.

“Our young players have continued to play hard,” Tippett said. “Our veterans are leading the way a little bit. We want to continue that. Nobody likes to be in this situation, but it is what it is. There’s young players that need to continue to grow. Guys playing for contracts. You just want to play an honest game. That’s what you’re looking for.”

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Fast facts for Tuesday’s game

  • Winger Max Domi has assisted on 12 of winger Anthony Duclair’s 24 career goals with the Coyotes.
  • Arizona is 5-14 against the Central Division.
  • Defenseman Alex Goligoski is in the midst of a season-high four-game point streak.
  • His 34 points are tied for fourth on the team.
  • Goalie Mike Smith is 7-7-5 with a 2.18 goals-against average and .922 save percentage in his career against the Stars.
  • The Stars have won eight straight against the Coyotes at home.
  • Goalie Antti Niemi is 16-6-4 with a 2.19 goals-against average and .938 save percentage in his career against Arizona.
  • Captain Jamie Benn has two goals and an assist in two games against the Coyotes this season.
  • Center Tyler Seguin ranks fourth in shots in the NHL with 288.
  • Seguin has a team-high 70 points.

Possible Coyotes lines:

Domi-Burmistrov-Duclair

Keller-Dvorak-Doan

Perlini-Jooris-McGinn

Crouse-Martinook-Rieder

Chychrun-Schenn

Goligoski-Murphy

Connauton-DeAngelo

Smith

Potential scratches: Michalek, Vrbata, Holland, Ekman-Larsson and Pulkkinen.

Injury update: Winger Radim Vrbata (lower-body injury) is day-to-day. Center Brad Richardson (fractured tibia and fibula bones in his right leg) is on injured reserve.

Possible Stars lines:

Benn-Eakin-Shore

Elie-Seguin-Ritchie

Smith-Faksa-Spezza

Dickinson-Dowling-Cracknell

Lindell-Klingberg

Hamhuis-Honka

Nemeth-Pateryn

Niemi

Potential scratches: Oleksiak, Sharp, McKenzie, Roussel, Hudler, Johns, Dowling and Hemsky.

Injury update: Forwards Ales Hemsky (hip), Curtis McKenzie (eye), Patrick Sharp (hip), Jiri Hudler (lower-body injury), Antoine Roussel (upper-body injury) and Mattias Janmark (knee) and defenseman Jamie Oleksiak (lower-body injury).

Reach the reporter at [email protected]narepublic.com or 602-444-8276. Follow her at twitter.com/azc_mclellan.

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