Arizona hosts Metropolitan Division leader Washington
Glendale, Arizona; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Arizona Coyotes face the Metropolitan Division-leading Washington Capitals.
The Coyotes are 13-11-4 on their home ice. Arizona serves 6.6 penalty minutes per game, the least in the league. Barrett Hayton leads the team averaging 0.9.
The Capitals have gone 21-6-1 away from home. Washington is second in the NHL shooting 11.1% and averaging 3.5 goals on 32.0 shots per game.
In their last meeting on Nov. 11, Arizona won 4-3.
LAST 10 GAMES: Capitals: 6-4-0, averaging 3.9 goals, 5.8 assists, 4.4 penalties and 9.4 penalty minutes while allowing 3.6 goals per game with a .882 save percentage.
Coyotes: 2-5-3, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.9 assists, 3.4 penalties and seven penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with a .909 save percentage.
INJURIES: Coyotes: Darcy Kuemper: day to day (lower body).
Capitals: Evgeny Kuznetsov: day to day (upper-body).