Coyotes face the Islanders in a non-conference matchup

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Wednesday, January 3, 2024

New York Islanders (17-10-10, third in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Arizona Coyotes (19-15-2, fifth in the Central Division)

Tempe, Arizona; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Arizona Coyotes take on the New York Islanders in a non-conference matchup.

Arizona has a 19-15-2 record overall and a 12-6-0 record on its home ice. The Coyotes have a 5-6-2 record in games their opponents commit fewer penalties.

New York is 17-10-10 overall and 7-6-4 on the road. The Islanders have a 5-4-5 record when they serve more penalty minutes than their opponent.

Thursday's game is the second time these teams meet this season. The Islanders won 1-0 in the last matchup.

TOP PERFORMERS: Clayton Keller has scored 13 goals with 18 assists for the Coyotes. Michael Kesselring has four goals over the last 10 games.

Bo Horvat has 14 goals and 21 assists for the Islanders. Brock Nelson has five goals and five assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Coyotes: 6-4-0, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.4 assists, 3.7 penalties and 10.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game.

Islanders: 4-3-3, averaging 3.1 goals, 4.8 assists, 3.6 penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game.

INJURIES: Coyotes: Vladislav Kolyachonok: out (lower body), Bryan Little: out for season (upper body), Jakub Voracek: out (concussion), Barrett Hayton: out (upper body), Travis Boyd: out (upper body), Shea Weber: out (ankle).

Islanders: Ryan Pulock: out (lower body), Semyon Varlamov: day to day (undisclosed), Adam Pelech: out (upper body).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.