Columbus faces Arizona on 5-game skid
Glendale, Arizona; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Columbus will try to end its five-game slide when the Blue Jackets take on Arizona.
The Coyotes are 4-2-0 at home. Arizona has surrendered nine power-play goals, stopping 80.4% of opponent chances.
The Blue Jackets are 2-2-2 on the road. Columbus has scored six power-play goals, converting on 12.5% of chances.
The teams match up Thursday for the first time this season.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jackets: 3-4-3, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.9 assists, 3.2 penalties and 6.4 penalty minutes while allowing 3.2 goals per game with a .897 save percentage.
Coyotes: 7-2-1, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.1 assists, 3.2 penalties and 6.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .921 save percentage.
Coyotes Injuries: None listed.
Blue Jackets Injuries: Markus Nutivaara: day to day (upper body).