Arizona plays St. Louis, looks to stop home slide
St. Louis Blues (47-20-11, third in the Central) vs. Arizona Coyotes (22-50-6, eighth in the Central)
Glendale, Arizona; Saturday, 10 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Coyotes +296, Blues -384; over/under is 6
BOTTOM LINE: Arizona hosts St. Louis looking to stop its six-game home slide.
The Coyotes are 7-12-3 against division opponents. Arizona averages 10.3 penalty minutes per game, the third-most in the Western Conference. Liam O’Brien leads the team serving 106 total minutes.
The Blues are 16-5-3 against Central opponents. St. Louis is first in the Western Conference with 30.4 shots per game and is averaging 3.7 goals.
In their last matchup on April 4, St. Louis won 5-1. Pavel Buchnevich recorded a team-high 3 points for the Blues.
TOP PERFORMERS: Clayton Keller leads the Coyotes with a plus-three in 67 games this season. Nick Schmaltz has three goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Arizona.
Robert Thomas leads the Blues with 55 total assists and has 75 points. Vladimir Tarasenko has 10 goals and 10 assists over the last 10 games for St. Louis.
LAST 10 GAMES: Coyotes: 1-8-1, averaging 1.6 goals, three assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while giving up five goals per game with an .860 save percentage.
Blues: 9-0-1, averaging 4.8 goals, 9.1 assists, 2.5 penalties and five penalty minutes while allowing 2.2 goals per game with a .933 save percentage.
INJURIES: Coyotes: Nick Ritchie: day to day (upper body), Jay Beagle: day to day (lower body), Christian Fischer: out (lower-body), Dysin Mayo: out (upper body), Jakob Chychrun: out (ankle), Lawson Crouse: out (hand), Clayton Keller: out for season (lower-body).
Blues: Scott Perunovich: out (wrist), Alexei Toropchenko: day to day (undisclosed), Torey Krug: day to day (upper body).