Arizona faces conference rival Minnesota


Minnesota Wild (36-33-9, sixth in the Central Division) vs. Arizona Coyotes (37-33-8, fourth in the Pacific Division)

Glendale, Arizona; Sunday, 5 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Arizona faces Minnesota in Western Conference play.

The Coyotes are 25-17-4 in Western Conference games. Arizona serves 7.1 penalty minutes per game, the fewest in the Western Conference. Lawson Crouse leads them averaging 0.8.

The Wild are 21-16-2 on the road. Minnesota has converted on 21 percent of power-play opportunities, scoring 49 power-play goals. In their last meeting on Nov. 27, Arizona won 4-3. Josh Archibald recorded two goals for the Coyotes.

TOP PERFORMERS: Clayton Keller has recorded 46 total points while scoring 14 goals and adding 32 assists for the Coyotes. Oliver Ekman-Larsson has scored five goals over the last 10 games for Arizona.

LAST 10 GAMES: Wild: 3-6-1, averaging 1.7 goals, 3.1 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .901 save percentage.

Coyotes: 3-4-3, averaging 1.9 goals, 2.7 assists, 2.8 penalties and 5.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .925 save percentage.

Coyotes Injuries: None listed.

Wild Injuries: Zach Parise: day to day (lower body).





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