Boston hosts Arizona after Pastrnak’s 2-goal game
Arizona Coyotes (18-35-4, eighth in the Central) vs. Boston Bruins (35-18-5, fourth in the Atlantic)
Boston; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Boston hosts the Arizona Coyotes after David Pastrnak scored two goals in the Bruins’ 4-3 victory over the Blackhawks.
The Bruins are 17-10-2 at home. Boston is eighth in the Eastern Conference recording 8.2 points per game, averaging 3.0 goals and 5.2 assists.
The Coyotes are 9-15-3 on the road. Arizona averages 11.2 penalty minutes per game, the second-most in the Western Conference. Liam O’Brien leads the team serving 106 total minutes.
In their last meeting on Jan. 28, Boston won 2-1.
TOP PERFORMERS: Pastrnak has 60 total points for the Bruins, 33 goals and 27 assists. Jake DeBrusk has eight goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Boston.
Clayton Keller leads the Coyotes with 24 goals and has 55 points. Nick Schmaltz has nine goals and 11 assists over the last 10 games for Arizona.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bruins: 8-1-1, averaging 3.9 goals, 7.2 assists, 3.6 penalties and eight penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .921 save percentage.
Coyotes: 6-4-0, averaging 4.1 goals, 7.4 assists, 2.9 penalties and 7.9 penalty minutes while allowing three goals per game with a .920 save percentage.
INJURIES: Bruins: Matt Grzelcyk: day to day (illness).
Coyotes: Jay Beagle: out (lower body), Liam O’Brien: out (upper-body), Johan Larsson: out (lower-body), Andrew Ladd: out (lower body).