The Coyotes are vying for a three-game winning streak following back-to-back victories on home ice when they host the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.
Following consecutive home victories, the Arizona Coyotes trail the two wild card spots by just four points and the third place spot in the Pacific Division by seven points.
The Coyotes look to extend their winning streak to three games on Saturday night against the St. Louis Blues before heading out on the road for a five-game road trip. The five-game road trip includes contests against the Washington Capitals, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Philadelphia Flyers, and Pittsburgh Penguins. The Flyers are the lone team in that stretch that currently sit outside of the playoff picture.
St. Louis currently has the fourth best record in the NHL at 34-17-9 (77 points), but rank third in the Central Division behind the Blackhawks (81 points) and the Stars (80 points). The Coyotes defeated the Stars 6-3 on Thursday night.
Arizona is a much better team on their own home ice as they are 16-11-4 at Gila River Arena, whereas they are just 11-13-2 on the road. St. Louis is 15-8-5 on the road this season.
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The Blues defeated the Coyotes 4-1 in the lone previous matchup this season on December 8th at Scottrade Center. St. Louis has been on a roll as of late as they currently hold a season-high four-game winning streak and have come away with at least a point in six straight contests.
St. Louis has gone 12-1-1 in their past 14 games against Arizona, including six consecutive victories at Gila River Arena. Over the past six matchups, the Blues have outscored the Coyotes 26-6.
Brian Elliott has been on fire for the Blues between the pipes since Jake Allen went down with a knee injury. Over the past 16 games, Elliott has accrued a record of 11-3-2 while posting a 1.62 goals against average.
The Coyotes will bank on rookie Max Domi to carry the load of the offense again against the Blues. The 20-year-old is coming off of a two-goal performance against the Stars on Thursday. Domi has charted 15 goals, 4th on the team, and 24 assists, 3rd on the team, in 59 games. Domi ranks second on the Coyotes in points with 39, trailing just Oliver Ekman-Larsson, who has 45 points.
The puck will drop for the Arizona Coyotes and St. Louis Blues at 7:00 p.m. MST from Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Tune into the game on television on Fox Sports Arizona or on the radio at Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.