The NHL has done what many fans and media members have suggested. Two games scheduled to take place between the Arizona Coyotes and St. Louis Blues later in the season have been moved up. Originally scheduled for March 29 and 31, the two teams will now play on February 6 and 8.
This move comes with the Coyotes and Blues both facing changes in their schedule next week. Arizona was supposed to face the Minnesota Wild and the Colorado Avalanche, but both teams have been shut down due to COVID cases. The Blues too were supposed to take on the Avalanche and then Wild, meaning St. Louis and Arizona have nothing better to do than get some of their matches finished.
The schedule maker is certainly earning his salary this season. The two teams are currently playing the second of a pair, and they had another two-game series set to start next weekend, meaning the Coyotes now have six straight games on the schedule against the Blues. St. Louis technically has a game against the Wild squeezed into that stretch, though it’s unclear whether it will be played.