The Coyotes currently sit in fourth in the Western Conference standings, but are just a couple points away from moving either up or down. The Detroit Red Wings are three points ahead, while the Los Angeles Kings are just a point behind them in fifth. With just four games left in the regular season, every game is important in the fight to retain home ice advantage.
As for the Avalanche, they don't have very much to play for. They are the second worst team in the Western Conference, so their only role can be spoiler. But that doesn't mean they won't be playing hard, so it will be on the Coyotes not to play down to their opponent at such an important time in the season.
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