Florida Panthers (17-4-4, first in the Atlantic) vs. Arizona Coyotes (5-18-2, eighth in Central)
Glendale, Arizona; Friday, 9 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTS BOOK LINE: Coyotes +188, Panthers -232; plus / minus is 6
BOTTOM LINE: Jonathan Huberdeau leads Florida in a clash with Arizona. He currently sits sixth in the NHL with 30 points, scoring nine goals and having 21 assists.
The Coyotes are 2-7-1 in home games. Arizona is serving 12.5 penalty minutes per game, the most in the NHL. Liam O’Brien leads the team for a total of 50 minutes.
The Panthers went 3-3-4 on the outside. Florida is eighth in the NHL with 36.8 shots per game and is averaging 3.8 goals.
When they last met on October 25, Florida won 5-3.
BEST PERFORMANCE: Clayton Keller leads the Coyotes with six goals, adding 11 assists and recording 17 points. Travis Boyd has four goals and two assists in Arizona’s last 10 games.
Huberdeau totaled 30 points while scoring nine goals and totaling 21 assists for the Panthers. Aaron Ekblad has 12 points in the last 10 games for Florida.
LAST 10 GAMES: Coyotes: 4-5-1, 2.1 goal average, 3.6 assists, 4.1 penalties and 9.3 penalty minutes while allowing 3.1 goals per game with save percentage of, 916.
Panthers: 7-2-1, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.5 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while allowing 2.9 goals per game with a save percentage of. 908.
INJURIES: Coyotes: Jay Beagle: day to day (lower body), Nick Schmaltz: day to day (upper body).
Panthers: Markus Nutivaara: absent (not disclosed), Mason Marchment: day to day (upper body), Anthony Duclair: day to day (lower body).