Boston Bruins (20-3-1, first in the Atlantic Division) vs. Arizona Coyotes (7-12-4, seventh in the Central Division)
Tempe, Arizona; Friday, 9:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Arizona Coyotes head into a matchup with the Boston Bruins as losers of six games in a row.
Arizona has a 7-12-4 record overall and a 1-2-1 record on its home ice. The Coyotes have a 2-8-3 record when they serve more penalty minutes than their opponent.
Boston is 7-3-0 on the road and 20-3-1 overall. The Bruins have gone 5-1-1 in games their opponents serve more penalty minutes.
Friday's game is the fourth time these teams match up this season. The Bruins won the last matchup 6-3. Taylor Hall scored two goals in the win.
TOP PERFORMERS: Shayne Gostisbehere has five goals and 12 assists for the Coyotes. Matias Maccelli has one goal and six assists over the past 10 games.
David Pastrnak has 17 goals and 17 assists for the Bruins. David Krejci has scored six goals with five assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Coyotes: 1-6-3, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.8 assists, six penalties and 14.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game.
Bruins: 8-1-1, averaging four goals, 7.5 assists, 4.6 penalties and 11.4 penalty minutes while giving up 1.8 goals per game.
INJURIES: Coyotes: Andrew Ladd: out (undisclosed).
Bruins: None listed.
The Associated Press