The Vancouver Canucks (36-27-6, 78 points) remain in the hunt in the jam-packed Pacific Division although the Canucks have lost five out of their last seven. Vancouver is in 4th place in the Pacific but one point behind 3rd place Calgary and eight points behind 1st place Vegas. Just 12 points separate 1st and 5th place in the Pacific Division.
Arizona (33-29-8, 74 points) has lost two straight and dropped into 5th place in the Pacific Division four points behind Thursday's opponent Vaninand the Pacific Division as they trail Vegas by 12 points and are in 11th Place in the Western Conference playoff race four points behind the 8th place Canucks.
Vancouver hanging on to eighth place in the WestThe Vancouver Canucks are just 4-5-1 over their last 10 games played and are in 8th place in the Western Conference playoff race tied on points with 7th place Nashville and 9th Place Winnipeg in a very tight race for the final free spots in the Western Conference. The Canucks must string together victories as they have fallen off the pace in the Pacific Division trailing Calgary by a point and 2nd Place Edmonton by five points.
The stats King for the Canucks is JT Miller. The Vancouver center has team-highs in goal scored with 27, assists with 45 and points with 72. The Canucks are allowing an average of 3.10 goals per game and are scoring an average of 3.25 goals per game. Vancouver has an above-average power play at 24.2% and it's penalty-kill is just average at 80.5%.
Arizona sliding down Western Conference standingsThe 11th Place Arizona Coyotes are slipping down the standings in the Western Conference thanks to losing four of their last six. Arizona is just 5-5-0 over its last 10 games played. The Coyotes offense has sputtered of late and is averaging just 2.71 goals per game.
The leading goal scorer for Arizona is Conor Garland with 22, while Center Nick Schmaltz has team highs in assists with 34 and points with 45. The Arizona defense is allowing an average of 2.61 goals per game and scoring an average of just 2.71 goals-per-game. The Coyotes power play scores 19.2% of the time and its penalty-kill is successful 82.7% of time.
- Arizona is 4-1 in the last five at home
- Vancouver is 1-5 in the last six on the road
- The Canucks are 1-5 in the last six at Arizona