A lot of players are going to play tonight, and that means a lot of games will be played at home.
Here are a few players who could be a big part of the Coyotes’ home-court advantage going into Game 6.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins The Oilers have been without their captain for much of the season and Nugent is expected to be back in action Wednesday night against the Jets.
If Nugent can’t play, this could be the first time the Oilers have played in front of 20,000 fans in a regular season game since 2010.
Nail YakupovThe Coyotes have one of the best goaltenders in the game and the big Russian has been in the lineup since last season, but Yakupova has struggled this season.
The Coyotes have allowed six goals in five games this season, including two in Game 3.
He will get a chance to get his first NHL goal tonight against the Sharks.
Nail Yakov and the Coyotes will play their second game in three days at Honda Center.
The home opener is Thursday against the Kings.
Ryan KeslerThe Ducks will host the Kings and Ducks in Game 7, but Kesler has been out of the lineup due to a shoulder injury.
Kesler was one of eight players who were called up for the Ducks last year.
He is the only Ducks player who has played more than 100 games this year.
Nick BoninoThe Blues are expected to play in their second home game in two days.
Bonino has been on injured reserve for two weeks after getting hurt during a game against the Ducks on April 10.
Bonin is coming off a career-high 27 goals and 66 points in 70 games this past season.
Jared SpurgeonThe Capitals have played the Predators and Predators-Wild in two of their first three games and Spurgeon is expected back in net for the Capitals on Wednesday.
The Predators have allowed 17 goals in three games.
Jakub VranaThe Wild are hosting the Kings for the first of three games, and Vrul is expected in net again.
Vrulin has not played in the last three games after playing a season-high 32 games last season.
Vrul has four goals and eight points in five career games against the Wild.