PREVIEW: With other foes sidelined, Arizona Coyotes to face St. Louis Blues twice more

By Field Level Media
Feb 4, 2021; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; Arizona Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta (32) defends the net against St. Louis Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz (17) and center Brayden Schenn (10) during the first period at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

With the Arizona Coyotes and St. Louis Blues starting a weeklong hiatus due to other teams’ COVID-19 issues, the NHL came up with a plan to keep both clubs in action.

The Coyotes and Blues will meet Saturday afternoon and Monday night in St. Louis, continuing what will now be a three-game series. Arizona earned a 4-3 road win over St. Louis on Thursday night.

The Coyotes were due to play games Saturday and Sunday at Minnesota, but the Wild put their season on pause due to COVID-19 protocols. Arizona also was scheduled to play road games against Colorado on Tuesday and Feb. 11, but the Avalanche already postponed those contests due to their coronavirus problems.

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The Blues also had three upcoming games postponed: home contests Saturday and Sunday vs. the Avalanche and a road game Tuesday against the Wild. St. Louis is still scheduled to play at Minnesota on Feb. 11.

Arizona has won two of its past three games following the Thursday victory over the Blues. St. Louis saw its four-game winning streak end with the Thursday result.

–Field Level Media