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NHL adds another Blues-Coyotes matchup set for Friday

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)

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.

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