C - ARI
Nick Schmaltz had an assist on the only goal of the game for Arizona during a 2-1 loss to Winnipeg. He also had three shots, and one block, and finished with a plus-one rating.
In 27 games played, he has seven goals and 14 assists with a minus-five rating. In his last five games, he has three assists but has not scored a goal since Dec. 27 versus Colorado.
Nick Schmaltz had an assist on a first-period power-play goal by Jakob Chychrun during a 5-3 loss to Florida. He also had two shots on goal and finished with a minus-one in 19:23 minutes of ice time.
This season he has seven goals and 10 assists in 20 games played. His shot percentage this season is 17.5% which is outpacing his career average of 14% in eight seasons. In his last five games, Schmaltz has two goals and three assists with 12 shots on goal.
Schmaltz scored the lone Coyotes goal in their loss to the Blues.
Arizona's forward is enjoying his best season since 2017-18 when he was with Chicago. He's up to 49 points (21 goals, 28 assists) in 51 games.
The goal came at the 8:11 mark of period two on a power-play, assisted by Clayton Keller and Shayne Gostisbehere, to put the Coyotes up 1-0. That wasn’t the end of the scoring though, as five of the games six goals came during the second period of play. Nick Ritchie added the teams second and final goal of the game just over a minute later on an assist from the veteran, Loui Eriksson. Arizona went on to lose 4-2.
The right winger now has 19 goals on the season and will look to build on that amount after some players got moved ahead of the trade deadline. Schmaltz now has 43 points in 45 games-played.