Arizona faces Nashville, aims to break road losing streak

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Arizona Coyotes (1-12-1, eighth in the Central) vs. Nashville Predators (8-5-1, fourth in the Central)

Nashville, Tennessee; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Predators -284, Coyotes +228; over/under is 5.5

BOTTOM LINE: Arizona hits the road against Nashville looking to end its nine-game road skid.

The Predators have gone 3-1-1 against division opponents. Nashville is eighth in the Western Conference averaging 5.1 assists per game, led by Mikael Granlund with 0.9.

The Coyotes are 0-3-0 against the rest of their division. Arizona serves 13.7 penalty minutes per game, the most in the NHL. Liam O'Brien leads the team serving 31 total minutes.

The matchup Saturday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.

TOP PERFORMERS: Roman Josi leads the Predators with a plus-seven in 14 games this season. Matt Duchene has seven goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Nashville.

Lawson Crouse leads the Coyotes with four goals and has 7 points. Shayne Gostisbehere has 7 points over the last 10 games for Arizona.

LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 7-2-1, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.7 assists, 4.1 penalties and 9.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .919 save percentage.

Coyotes: 1-9-0, averaging 1.4 goals, 2.4 assists, 5.2 penalties and 14.6 penalty minutes while allowing 3.1 goals per game with a .902 save percentage.

INJURIES: Predators: David Rittich: out (covid-19), Mark Borowiecki: day to day (upper body), Alexandre Carrier: day to day (upper body).

Coyotes: Nick Schmaltz: day to day (upper body).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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