Florida and Arizona face off for non-conference showdown
Sunrise, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Florida faces Arizona at BB&T Center in a non-conference matchup.
The Panthers have gone 18-12-6 in home games. Florida has given up 40 power-play goals, killing 80.5 percent of opponent opportunities.
The Coyotes have gone 18-16-2 away from home. Arizona has given up 30 power-play goals, killing 85.4 percent of opponent chances. In their last meeting on Feb. 26, Arizona won 4-3. Derek Stepan totaled two goals for the Coyotes.
LAST 10 GAMES: Coyotes: 6-3-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.4 assists, three penalties and 6.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .931 save percentage.
Panthers: 4-4-2, averaging 3.4 goals, 6.6 assists, 2.9 penalties and 6.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .901 save percentage.
Coyotes Injuries: Derek Stepan: out (lower body).