HURRICANES (4-5-2) at COYOTES (1-12-1)
9 p.m. ET; FS-A, FS-CR, NHL.TV
The Arizona Coyotes will try to win at home for the first time this season when they host the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday. The Coyotes are 0-5-1 at Gila River Arena.
Arizona is 1-2-0 in its past three games and is off to the worst start in franchise history.
The Hurricanes are 0-2-1 in their past three games and 1-4-1 in their past six after a 3-1-1 start.
Carolina has won six of its past seven games against Arizona, dating to Dec. 14, 2013. The Hurricanes have won their past six games at Gila River Arena. Arizona's last home win against Carolina came on Dec. 3, 2005.
Players to watch
Hurricanes forward Elias Lindholm has six points (two goals, four assists), including one game-winning goal, in six career games against Arizona.
Coyotes rookie forward Clayton Keller has 11 points (six goals, five assists) in his past eight games, and had a seven-game point streak end Thursday. He leads NHL rookies in scoring with 15 points (nine goals, six assists) in 14 games.
They said it
"I'm going to try to stay as calm as possible. I know at the end of the day I just have to treat it as another hockey game, as hard as it is to do, but I think that's the best way to have success." -- Hurricanes defenseman Roland McKeown on making his NHL debut
"We talked about [accountability]. That's great, the first part, but what are you going to do about it? If you're struggling, we're going to give you the tools to help you, but it's up to you to apply yourself. If you're having a tough time in certain aspects of your game, then apply yourself." -- Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet on Arizona's struggles
Hurricanes projected lineup
Jeff Skinner -- Jordan Staal -- Elias Lindholm
Teuvo Teravainen -- Victor Rask -- Justin Williams
Sebastian Aho -- Marcus Kruger -- Josh Jooris
Joakim Nordstrom -- Derek Ryan -- Brock McGinn
Jaccob Slavin -- Trevor van Riemsdyk
Haydn Fleury -- Justin Faulk
Noah Hanifin -- Roland McKeown
Scratched: Patrick Brown, Klas Dahlbeck
Injured: Brett Pesce (concussion), Lee Stempniak (back)
Coyotes projected lineup
Clayton Keller -- Derek Stepan -- Brendan Perlini
Max Domi -- Christian Dvorak -- Christian Fischer
Jordan Martinook -- Brad Richardson -- Nick Cousins
Zac Rinaldo -- Mario Kempe -- Tobias Rieder
Oliver Ekman-Larsson -- Jason Demers
Alex Goligoski -- Dakota Mermis
Kevin Connauton -- Luke Schenn
Scratched: Anthony Duclair, Louis Domingue
Injured: Jakob Chychrun (knee), Niklas Hjalmarsson (lower body)
McKeown will become the fourth Carolina player to make his NHL debut this season. He will be paired with Hanifan. … Defenseman Adam Clendening cleared waivers Friday, and the Coyotes assigned him to Tucson of the American Hockey League.
Skinner has seven points (five goals, two assists) in his past seven games. … Dvorak has six points (two goals, four assists) in his past six games.