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Coyotes’ Clayton Keller, Conor Garland to team up in NHL 20 series

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Arizona Coyotes forwards Clayton Keller and Conor Garland will be teammates on the virtual ice as they pair up for the league’s NHL Player Gaming Challenge.

The series has NHL players facing one another in matchups of EA Sports’ NHL 20 video game, and the matchups will be featured on the league’s social media platforms, including YouTube and Twitch.

Keller and Garland lead off Week 2 matchups by playing Boston’s Charlie McAvoy and Jake DeBrusk. Keller played with McAvoy at Boston University, while Garland is native to Scituate, Mass., not far from Boston.

The game will take place on Thursday at 2 p.m. Arizona time. It can be seen on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter or Facebook.

In Week 1, Brady Tkachuk of the Ottawa Senators faced Calgary’s Matthew Tkachuk and Noah Hanifin. Dallas’ Jamie Oleksiak and Stephen Johns beat Pittsburgh’s Bryan Rust and Zach Aston-Reese, and Nashville’s Filip Forsberg beat Colorado’s J.T. Compher.

In addition to Keller and Garland versus two Boston Bruins, Week 2 will also feature Jonathan Huberdeau of the Florida Panthers playing Washington’s Evgeny Kuznetsov.

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