Coyotes take on the Blues after overtime victory

St. Louis Blues (12-9-1, fourth in the Central Division) vs. Arizona Coyotes (11-9-2, fifth in the Central Division)

Tempe, Arizona; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Blues visit the Arizona Coyotes after the Coyotes took down the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 in overtime.

Arizona is 11-9-2 overall and 4-4-1 against the Central Division. The Coyotes are 3-5-2 in games their opponents commit fewer penalties.

St. Louis is 4-6-1 against the Central Division and 12-9-1 overall. The Blues have a -2 scoring differential, with 66 total goals scored and 68 given up.

The matchup Saturday is the fourth meeting between these teams this season. The Blues won 6-5 in the last meeting. Jake Neighbours led the Blues with two goals.

TOP PERFORMERS: Michael Carcone has 10 goals and three assists for the Coyotes. Lawson Crouse has scored six goals over the past 10 games.

Neighbours has nine goals and one assist for the Blues. Pavel Buchnevich has scored seven goals with seven assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Coyotes: 5-4-1, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.3 assists, 4.4 penalties and 11.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.

Blues: 6-4-0, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.4 assists, 2.5 penalties and 5.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game.

INJURIES: Coyotes: Vladislav Kolyachonok: out (lower body), Bryan Little: out for season (upper body), Jakub Voracek: out (concussion), Jack McBain: out (lower body), Barrett Hayton: out (upper body), Travis Dermott: out (upper body), Shea Weber: out (ankle).

Blues: Anton Malmstrom: out (undisclosed), Josh Jacobs: out (undisclosed).


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

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