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Arizona Coyotes (8-11-3)


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Last-place Coyotes aim for turnaround vs. Blue Jackets

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Puck management is a helpful lens through which to view the Columbus Blue Jackets and Arizona Coyotes before their meeting on Saturday at Gila River Arena.

Columbus was abysmal in that department last season on its way to the NHL's fourth-worst record, but the maturation of defensemen Zach Werenski and Seth Jones played a major role in lifting the surprising Jackets into the upper half of the league's possession rankings this season, and into its top 10 in points.

Despite an emphasis on puck possession that extends back at least to the 2011-12 season, when Arizona advanced to the Western Conference Final, the Coyotes consistently struggled to hang onto the puck this season. They rank dead last in the NHL with a Corsi For percentage of 45.08 percent, and they are tied for last in the NHL standings with 19 points.

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Leaders
Points: R. Vrbata16
Plus/Minus: J. Martinook5
Shots on Goal: R. Vrbata66
PIM: R. White37
Win: L. Domingue4
Shutouts: None 
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 52 (28)
Shots: 631 (30)
PP%: 13.6% (27)
Penalty Minutes: 217 (19)
Assists: 91 (22)
SH Goals: 3 (3)
Standings
Pacific Division
  W L OTL Pts
San Jose 15 9 1 31
Anaheim 12 8 4 28
Edmonton 13 10 2 28
Los Angeles 13 10 1 27
Calgary 12 13 2 26
Vancouver 10 12 2 22
Arizona 8 11 3 19
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 69 (8)
Shots Against: 756 (9)
PK%: 80.6% (22)
Penalty Minutes: 207 (19)
Shutouts: 0 (24)
Sv%: 0.909 (20)
Injuries
Date Player Status
11/18 B. Richardson Broken tibia/fibula (IR)
10/10 D. Bolland Lower-body injury (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/2 T. Gaudet Called up from minors from Tucson-AHL
12/1 J. Peters Sent to minors Tucson-AHL
11/28 T. Gaudet Sent to minors Tucson-AHL
11/26 T. Gaudet Called up from minors from Tucson-AHL
11/25 J. Peters Called up from minors from Tucson-AHL
11/20 D. Strome Assigned to Junior Club Erie-OHL
11/19 C. Dvorak Called up from minors from Tucson-AHL
11/15 C. Dvorak Sent to minors Tucson-AHL
11/15 J. Peters Sent to minors Tucson-AHL
11/9 T. Gaudet Sent to minors Tucson-AHL
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