Dallas Stars (9-7-2, sixth in Central) vs. Arizona Coyotes (4-14-2, eighth in Central)
Glendale, Arizona; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTS BOOK LINE: Coyotes +168, Stars -202; plus / minus is 5.5
BOTTOM LINE: Dallas is heading towards a clash against Arizona as the winner of three straight games.
The Coyotes are 1-4-0 against the rest of their division. Arizona averages 4.8 penalties per game, the most in the league. Jakob Chychrun leads the team with 10 penalties in total.
The Stars are 2-2-1 against opponents from Central. Dallas has scored 49 goals and ranks 10th in the Western Conference with an average of 2.7 goals per game. Roope Hintz leads the team with six.
The teams face off on Saturday for the first time this season.
BEST PERFORMANCE: Shayne Gostisbehere leads the Coyotes with 15 points, scoring three goals and adding 12 assists. Lawson Crouse has three goals and three assists in Arizona’s last 10 games.
Miro Heiskanen leads the Stars with 12 assists and 15 points. Hintz has 10 points in the last 10 games for Dallas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Coyotes: 4-5-1, averaging 2.4 goals, four assists, 4.9 penalties and 13.7 penalty minutes while allowing three goals per game with a save percentage of. 912.
All-Star: 6-3-1, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.3 assists, 3.8 penalties and 7.9 penalty minutes while allowing 2.8 goals per game with a save percentage of. 909.
INJURIES: Coyotes: Jay Beagle: daily (lower body), Johan Larsson: absent (covid-19 protocol), Andrew Ladd: absent (covid-19 health and safety protocols), Nick Schmaltz: daily (upper body ).
Stars: Braden Holtby: Day to Day (Lower Body).