WASHINGTON — The road doesn’t get any easier Sunday for the Arizona Coyotes.After being shutout 4-0 by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night the Coyotes travel to play the Washington Capitals in a 5 p.m. ET start at Capital One Arena.Arizona (7-7-1) has lost three straight games after a five-game winning streak.Article continues below ...The Penguins broke a scoreless tie with three second-period goals Winnipeg Jets T-Shirts Womens , including one by Sidney Crosby, who later added an assist.“I had a good start and then they scored three in the second there,” Coyotes goalie Darcy Kuemper told NHL.com. “That was kind of too big of a hole to come back. I don’t think anyone’s happy, for sure. But we just have to make sure we’re not getting overly frustrated. Kind of use it as motivation to get back out there and have our best game in a while.”Kuemper, who was starting in place of Antti Raanta (lower body injury) made 27 saves. He has allowed at least four goals in each of his last three starts.The Coyotes had a four-minute power play late in the second period but were unable to convert.“It looked like they were a little tense on that,” Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said. “You get one there maybe you get some juice. Didn’t like that four minute. Didn’t see a lot of leading going on out there. It was discouraging for us.”Pittsburgh’s Casey DeSmith made 39 saves.Washington is the third stop in a four-game Arizona road trip.The Capitals had won two straight before Friday’s 2-1 loss to the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets.Sergei Bobrovsky outdueled Braden Holtby in a game in which all three goals came on power plays. Columbus converted 2 of 3 chances while Washington was 1-for-6.The Capitals have allowed four power play goals in their last three games.“Right now we just can’t seem to kill a penalty,” Washington defenseman Matt Niskanen said. “In a tight game Winnipeg Jets Hoodies Womens , that hurts.”Niskanen, filling in for the injured John Carlson in Washington’s top power-play unit, scored the Capitals goal, his third of the season. He also lost his stick while trying to defend against Anthony Duclair, who scored the go-ahead goal on Friday.The Capitals have the NHL’s second-ranked power play (32.7 percent), but they’ll be facing a Coyotes penalty kill that leads the league with nine short-handed goals.“They’re able to really generate some offense and keep teams on their heels,” Capitals coach Todd Reirden said Winnipeg Jets Hats Womens , “And it’s just important to understand that we have five guys on the ice, they have four, but we still need to outwork them and we still need to make sure we’re in proper position to protect our teammates and not give up any free offense on that.”Arizona boasts the NHL’s top penalty kill (91.5 percent).Carlson missed Friday’s game with a lower body injury. He practiced Saturday and could return against Arizona. Carlson is the NHL’s fourth leading scorer among defensemen with five goals and 18 points.Forward Evgeny Kuznetsov, who is on a six-game point streak, was excused from practice Saturday but is expected to play Sunday.Arizona defenseman Alex Goligoski missed Saturday night’s game due to a lower body injury.Holtby is 4-1 with a 2.80 GAA and .908 save percentage against the Coyotes. GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Darcy Kuemper might not have imagined that by the end of Thursday night, he’d have played in as many games as the goalie he backs up Custom Winnipeg Jets Jerseys , the injured Antti Raanta.Kuemper had a career-high 44 saves in his sixth straight game in net, and the Arizona Coyotes held off the Western Conference-leading Nashville Predators 2-1.Kuemper kept a shutout going until Nick Bonino scored with 7:51 to play.“Sometimes it’s nice seeing a lot (of shots). It’s easier to just get in a rhythm,” Kuemper said. “I felt good and the guys were doing a great job in front of me.”The Coyotes (9-8-1) got goals from Michael Grabner and Jason Demers in their second win in six games. Arizona played the first of five straight home games after going 4-1 in its previous five-game homestand.Demers left with an apparent leg injury with 37.1 seconds to play after crashing into his own net. There was no update on his status after the game.Nashville (13-5-1) finished a five-game road trip — which included three games against Pacific Division teams — with five points, but lost its third straight. Pekka Rinne stopped 21 shots.“Their goalie played really well and they’re a good team,” Nashville’s Roman Josi said. “They’re fast. Every time we turned it over they took it back really quick. We played really hard but it just didn’t go our way.”The Predators’ Kyle Turris hit a post at the 12:22 mark of the third period. Nashville took out Rinne for an extra attacker inside of two minutes to play.“That team is built to win a Stanley Cup and we beat them 2-1,” Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said. “It was a little ugly but the PK (penalty kill) and ‘Kemps’ (Kuemper) won us the game.”The Coyotes scored their NHL-best 10th short-handed goal at 7:16 of the first period. Grabner had open ice on a power-play clearance and scored from just in front of the blue line to give Arizona a 1-0 lead.Four of Grabner’s five goals this season have been short-handed, and he leads the league in that category. Grabner has 19 short-handed goals since 2010 www.goldenknightsshoponline.com , second only to the 23 for Brad Marchand of Boston.“Sometimes what it takes is a bounce to settle you down a little bit,” Grabner said. “It was nice to come back on after one (period) with the lead.”Demers put a wrist shot past Rinne on the goaltender’s stick side for a 2-0 Coyotes lead at 4:09 of the second period. It was the defenseman’s first goal of the season.The Predators were 0 for 5 on the man advantage for their third consecutive game without a power-play goal. That helped the Coyotes maintain their standing as the NHL’s top penalty-kill unit with only five power-play goals allowed.“The guys were working so hard on it,” Kuemper said. “Giving a lot of pressure and not giving them time to set up and make the plays they want.”The fifth power play for Nashville came as a result of Josh Archibald’s illegal check to the head of the Predators’ Josh Hartman with 1:41 left in the second period. Hartman was bleeding and had to leave the ice.Notes: Predators D P.K. Subban was placed on injured reserve before the game with an upper-body injury, and F Viktor Arvidsson, already on injured reserve, could miss six to eight weeks with a broken thumb. … Nashville activated D Dan Hamhuis from injured reserve for his first game since Oct. 23. … F Austin Watson got an assist in his first game after serving an 18-game suspension for domestic violence.UP NEXTNashville: Hosts Los Angeles on Saturday night.Arizona: Hosts Boston on Saturday night.
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