These Dogs have bite

The Coyotes arrive in Toronto to play the Maple Leafs on Tuesday. (Laura Pedersen/QMI Agency/Files)

The Coyotes arrive in Toronto to play the Maple Leafs on Tuesday. (Laura Pedersen/QMI Agency/Files)

QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 4:37 PM ET

TORONTO - After three consecutive losses at the Air Canada Centre, the Maple Leafs will be looking to re-establish a home-ice advantage tonight when the pesky Phoenix Coyotes are the opposition.

The tight-checking Desert Dogs are one of the best road teams in the league, however, with a 4-1-1 record away from home so far this season thanks to the rigid defence the team plays under coach Dave Tippett and the goaltending of Mike Smith.

The Leafs, meanwhile, have struggled lately and are looking to get a solid start to a four games in six nights stretch that they hope will help them avoid another disastrous November.

Goaltender Ben Scrivens is scheduled to make his third consecutive start in the Leafs net as James Reimer continues to recover from his concussion-like symptoms. Centre Tim Connolly will also miss tonight's game as he recovers from an upper-body injury.

Join the live game chat with the Sun's Rob Longley right here at torontosun.com. The chat will get under way by 6:30 in advance of the 7 p.m. puck drop.


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