Arizona Coyotes (20-39-4, eighth in Central) vs. Calgary Flames (38-17-8, first in Pacific)

Calgary, AB; Friday, 9 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Johnny Gaudreau and Calgary hit the ice against Arizona. Gaudreau currently ranks fourth in the NHL with 82 points, scoring 29 goals and 53 assists.

The Flames are 18-10-3 in conference play. Calgary averages 9.2 penalty minutes per game, the sixth most in the Western Conference. Milan Lucic leads the team with 71 minutes in total.

The Coyotes are 6-11-1 against Central opponents. Arizona averages 10.6 penalty minutes per game, the second most in the Western Conference. Liam O’Brien leads the team in service by 106 minutes in total.

In their last game on February 2, Calgary won 4-2. Christopher Tanev recorded a team-best 4 points for the Flames.

BEST PERFORMERS: Gaudreau has a total of 82 points for the Flames, 29 goals and 53 assists. Elias Lindholm has six goals in Calgary’s last 10 games.

Nick Schmaltz leads the Coyotes with a plus-nine rating in 44 games this season. Clayton Keller has 10 assists in Arizona’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Flames: 6-3-1, averaged 3.2 goals, 5.3 assists, 3.1 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while allowing 2.1 goals per game with save percentage of 0.930.

Coyotes: 6-4-0, averaged 4.2 goals, 6.8 assists, 3.1 penalties and 7.5 penalty minutes while allowing 3.1 goals per game with a .921 save percentage.

INJURIES: Flames: None listed.

Coyotes: Jakob Chychrun: out (lower body), Jay Beagle: out (lower body), Liam O’Brien: out (upper body), Andrew Ladd: out (lower body).


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