NHL Hockey

Columbus Blue Jackets (13-5-4)


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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: C. Atkinson21
Plus/Minus: J. Anderson10
Shots on Goal: C. Atkinson68
PIM: N. Foligno29
Win: S. Bobrovsky13
Shutouts: S. Bobrovsky3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 70 (7)
Shots: 650 (28)
PP%: 25.9% (1)
Penalty Minutes: 167 (28)
Assists: 116 (9)
SH Goals: 2 (8)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
NY Rangers 16 8 1 33
Pittsburgh 14 7 3 31
Columbus 13 5 4 30
Washington 13 7 2 28
Philadelphia 12 10 3 27
New Jersey 10 7 6 26
Carolina 9 9 5 23
NY Islanders 9 10 4 22
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 49 (29)
Shots Against: 649 (27)
PK%: 82.8% (16)
Penalty Minutes: 167 (30)
Shutouts: 3 (5)
Sv%: 0.924 (3)
Injuries
Date Player Status
11/18 D. Prout Back spasms (day-to-day)
9/21 D. Clarkson Lower-body injury (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/28 R. Stanton Traded for Cody Goloubef
11/27 J. Scott Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
11/25 J. Scott Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
11/23 M. Hannikainen Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
11/21 M. Hannikainen Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
11/19 M. Hannikainen Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
11/11 S. Milano Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
11/11 M. Hannikainen Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
11/10 M. Hannikainen Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
11/4 S. Milano Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
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