NHL adds another Blues-Coyotes matchup set for Friday

Feb 9, 2021, 11:37 AM | Updated: 11:49 am
Arizona Coyotes' Conor Garland (83) handles the puck as St. Louis Blues' David Perron (57) defends ...

Arizona Coyotes' Conor Garland (83) handles the puck as St. Louis Blues' David Perron (57) defends during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The Arizona Coyotes will now be playing seven consecutive games against the St. Louis Blues in the regular season.

In the NHL’s effort to fill both teams’ schedules after having games postponed, the meeting originally scheduled between the two teams for April 15 in Arizona is now set for this Friday at 7 p.m. MST.

The Coyotes and Blues also pushed back their previously planned Saturday puck drop at Gila River Arena an hour, to 6 p.m. MST.

The teams were supposed to play just twice on Feb. 2 and 4 in St. Louis before postponements for the Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche left the Coyotes on the sidelines for their next four games. To take advantage of that open time, the NHL had the Coyotes stay in St. Louis for two more games on Saturday and Monday.

With the schedule already set for two more matchups this coming Saturday and Monday, that makes it seven straight regular season games for the two sides against each other. The three games that are yet-to-be-played will all take place in Arizona.

The Coyotes lost the first game in the current string against the Blues but has recorded three straight victories since.

Arizona Coyotes

The Arizona Coyotes celebrate after defeating the Nashville Predators in the NHL game at Gila River...
Arizona Sports

Arizona Coyotes get No. 3 pick in 2022 NHL Entry Draft

The Arizona Coyotes will pick No. 3 overall in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft on July 7 following Tuesday's draft lottery.
13 days ago
Shane Wright #51 of Team Red skates against Team White in the 2022 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game at Ki...
Sam Graveline

Outcomes for the Coyotes in the 2022 NHL Draft Lottery; top prospects

With the Arizona Coyotes guaranteed a top four pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, it puts them in prime position to add a top prospect.
16 days ago
Milos Kelemen #12 of Team Slovakia skates with the puck ahead of Ville Pokka #2 of Team Finland in ...
Arizona Sports

Coyotes sign Slovakian forward Milos Keleman to entry-level contract

The Arizona Coyotes signed forward Milos Keleman to a two-year entry-level contract, the team announced on Friday. 
17 days ago
(L-R) Director of Amateur scouting Darryl Plandowski, general manager Bill Armstrong and Associate ...
Arizona Sports

Arizona Coyotes have second-highest odds for No. 1 overall pick

The Arizona Coyotes have the second-best odds to earn the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft this summer.
20 days ago
Kyle Capobianco #75 of the Arizona Coyotes skates with the puck during the second period of the NHL...
Arizona Sports

By the numbers: Arizona Coyotes finish season with eyes on future

With a long and uncertain offseason ahead for the Coyotes, let's look at some of the numbers that defined this past year.
21 days ago
Arizona Coyotes players acknowledge the crowd after an NHL hockey game between the Coyotes and the ...
Wills Rice

Arizona Coyotes focus on ‘process’ as rebuild continues

Throughout the 2021-22 season, the Coyotes continued to send young players who could be part of the future out on the ice.
22 days ago
NHL adds another Blues-Coyotes matchup set for Friday