Calgary heads to Arizona for division battle
Calgary Flames (10-8-3, fourth in the Pacific Division) vs. Arizona Coyotes (11-7-2, second in the Pacific Division)
Glendale, Arizona; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Pacific Division foes Arizona and Calgary will play.
The Coyotes are 2-1-1 against division opponents. Arizona has converted on 16.1% of power-play opportunities, recording 10 power-play goals.
The Flames are 3-3-1 against the rest of their division. Calgary averages 9.8 penalty minutes per game, the eighth-most in the NHL. Milan Lucic leads the team serving 30 total minutes.
In their last meeting on Nov. 5, Calgary won 4-3. Matthew Tkachuk scored two goals for the Flames.
TOP PERFORMERS: Conor Garland leads the Coyotes with nine goals, adding three assists and totaling 12 points. Clayton Keller has recorded 5 points over the last 10 games for Arizona.
Derek Ryan leads the Flames with a plus-five in 21 games played this season. Tkachuk has scored eight goals over the last 10 games for Calgary.
LAST 10 GAMES: Flames: 5-3-2, averaging three goals, 5.7 assists, 3.7 penalties and 7.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .914 save percentage.
Coyotes: 5-4-1, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.5 assists, 3.3 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .917 save percentage.
Coyotes Injuries: None listed.
Flames Injuries: T.J. Brodie: out indefinitely (undisclosed).