Opponent: Phoenix Coyotes
Site: America West Arena, Phoenix
Radio: WWLG (1360 AM), WTEM (570 AM)
Outlook: After losing five straight games and six of seven, Washington took a step in the right direction Saturday, tying the Los Angeles Kings, 4-4. Now Washington (13-16-2) will face the Coyotes (12-15-4), who have offensive threats in Keith Tkachuk, Jeremy Roenick and Mike Gartner. The Caps will have Jim Carey (9-10-1, 2.55 goals-against average) in goal but are still without D Sylvain Cote (strained knee), D Calle Johansson (broken jaw) and RW Pat Peake (fractured heel).
Pub Date: 12/17/96