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Arizona travels to face Gaudreau and the Flames

March 24, 2022 GMT

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

Calgary, Alberta; 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 recording 53 assists.

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

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

In their last matchup on Feb. 2, Calgary won 4-2. Christopher Tanev recorded a team-high 4 points for the Flames.

TOP PERFORMERS: Gaudreau has 82 total points for the Flames, 29 goals and 53 assists. Elias Lindholm has six goals over the last 10 games for Calgary.

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

LAST 10 GAMES: Flames: 6-3-1, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.3 assists, 3.1 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game with a .930 save percentage.

Coyotes: 6-4-0, averaging 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).

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