Vegas hosts Arizona after Schmidt's 2-goal game
Paradise, Nevada; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Arizona Coyotes visit Vegas after Nate Schmidt scored two goals in the Golden Knights' 4-3 loss to the Ducks.
The Golden Knights are 14-10-3 against Western Conference opponents. Vegas leads the league shooting 33.9 shots per game while averaging 3.0 goals.
The Coyotes are 7-3-3 against the rest of their division. Arizona serves 6.5 penalty minutes per game, the least in the league. Jakob Chychrun leads the team averaging 0.7.
Vegas took down Arizona 2-1 in the last meeting between these teams on Nov. 29.
LAST 10 GAMES: Coyotes: 5-5-0, averaging 2.9 goals, five assists, three penalties and 6.3 penalty minutes while allowing 2.8 goals per game with a .908 save percentage.
Golden Knights: 5-4-1, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.7 assists, 4.3 penalties and 9.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game with a .885 save percentage.
Coyotes: Conor Garland: day to day (upper body).